Stenhouse Jr – 400 Advance – Zest

by Official Release On Tue, Jul. 30, 2013

Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr –  400  Advance

Team:                          No. 17 Zest Ford Fusion
Crew Chief:                 Scott Graves
Primary Chassis:         RK- 832 – last raced at Pocono- finished 26th.
Backup Chassis:         RK-811 – raced numerous times by No. 99 in 2012.


·         Stenhouse Jr. at Pocono Raceway

o   Stenhouse has two ARCA starts at Pocono Raceway including one win in 2008.

o   Stenhouse made his first Sprint Cup start at the “Tricky Triangle” in June finishing a respectable 26th.

o   Stenhouse Jr. is currently 21st in the point standings, 64 points out of 10th.

·         The Car

o   Chassis RK-832 is the same chassis that the No.17 team ran last time at Pocono finishing a decent 26th. The No. 17 team also raced RK-832 at Richmond finishing 16th.

o   The backup Chassis RK-811 was a chassis that the No. 99 ran numerous times in 2012.

·         Zest

o   High Ridge Brands is the name of the parent company/private equity firm.

o   Zest’s first year in NASCAR was 2012 when they sponsored the No. 17 Ford.

Stenhouse Jr. on racing at Pocono:

“We are starting to go back to some tracks that we have already raced at this season so that is a plus for us. In June, track position was crucial because it was so hard to pass and make up ground. We struggled with turn 3 in the spring, but we learned a lot so we will take those notes and get our Zest Ford dialed in for this weekend. I feel confident we can have a strong run this weekend.”

Scott Graves on racing at Pocono:

“Pocono is a unique triangle track that can be tricky. It’s a challenging race track with three different corners and a very long straightaway. In June, we learned that track position was essential, so qualifying will be important on Friday. We’re all looking forward to returning to some of these tracks we have raced this season since we now have notes to rely on. With the experience that Ricky gained in the last race, I feel strongly that we will have a solid showing in our Zest Ford this weekend.”

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