Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. – Dollar General 300 Miles of Courage Advance
200 laps/300 miles
Team: No. 6 Blackwell Angus/Cargill Ford Mustang
Crew Chief: Mike Kelley
Chassis: RK-670– primary – last raced in Atlanta – finished third.
RK–635 – backup – last raced at LOR- finished third
Stenhouse, Jr. on racing at Charlotte Motor Speedway:
“I am really looking forward to racing under the lights at Charlotte in our Blackwell Angus Ford. We sat on the pole there in the spring and had a strong fourth place finish. We are bringing the same chassis that we raced in Atlanta and got a third place finish. Charlotte is a fast race track and is extremely fun to race. I feel pretty confident that we can get this Blackwell Angus back to victory lane this weekend.”
Crew chief Mike Kelley on racing at Charlotte Motor Speedway:
“Charlotte is one of my favorite tracks because you get to race in front of your family and friends. We had a strong Mustang in the spring and I am confident that we will have a strong performance here again in our Blackwell Angus Ford. The key for us in this race and in our championship hunt is to stay out of trouble, execute on pit-road, and finish in the top-five.”
So far in 2011, Stenhouse, Jr. has two wins, 14 top-fives, 22 top-10s, and three poles.
Stenhouse, Jr. is the current Nationwide Series point leader with a 20 point advantage over Elliot Sadler.
Stenhouse won the Nationwide Dash 4 Cash in Richmond. He is now qualified for the Dash 4 Cash at Charlotte Motor Speedway.