Stenhouse Looking Forward to Texas

[media-credit name=”” align=”alignright” width=”199″][/media-credit]Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. – O’Reilly Auto Parts 300

200 laps/300 miles

Team:           No. 6 Pure Michigan Ford Mustang

American Muscle

Crew Chief:  Mike Kelley

Chassis:       RK-707 – primary – Last ran at Phoenix (2011) – finished third.

RK–672 – backup – last ran at Dover – finished first.

Stenhouse, Jr – Texas Motor Speedway:

Race Event St Fin Laps Money Status Led 4/19/2010 O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 5 29 166/200  $       26,083 crash 0 11/6/2010 O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge 7 11 205/205  $       28,493 running 27 4/8/2011 O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 4 8 200/200  $       27,268 running 5 11/5/2011 O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge 4 6 200/200  $       27,743 running 0

Races         Wins    Top-5s          Top-10s  Poles      Led            Money

Cumulative        4                  0           0        2                 0             32          $109,587


Stenhouse, Jr. on racing at Texas Motor Speedway:

“After two weekends off, I am ready to race. Racing under the lights at Texas always brings excitement. This track really suits my driving style. You can race the entire track from top to bottom and at night the track gets really fast. We have Pure Michigan on our Ford this weekend so hopefully we can get them to Victory Lane. I would like to add a cowboy hat to my collection.”

Crew chief Mike Kelley on racing at Texas Motor Speedway:

“This is our first night race of the season. You will see a lot of sparks early on in the race as the air pressures build up. We were loose there last year so we are bringing a slightly different set-up on our No. 6 Pure Michigan Ford. Our team has been fast on pit-road so far this year so with flawless pit stops and minor adjustments, I feel confident we can get this No. 6 Ford Mustang back to victory lane.”


So far in 2012, Ricky has one win, three top-five, and four top-ten. Stenhouse is currently second in the point standings; 18 points behind leader Elliott Sadler. At TMS, Stenhouse average start is 5.0; average finish is 13.5. Pure Michigan will be on the No. 6 Ford this weekend. Pure Michigan is a campaign to promote the beauty of Michigan and all of its attractions. Michigan is the perfect place for a summer vacation, for NASCAR racing, golf, fishing, or sightseeing along more than 3000 miles of fresh-water coastline on the Great Lakes.  They have thousands of inland lakes and millions of acres of deep forests.

About Roush Fenway Racing

Roush Fenway Racing is NASCAR’s largest team operating seven motorsports teams. Four in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with drivers Matt Kenseth, Greg Biffle, Carl Edwards and David Ragan; and three in the Nationwide Series with Edwards, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., and Trevor Bayne. For more information on any of the Roush Fenway Racing teams, log onto Become a fan of Roush Fenway Racing on Facebook by going to and follow us on Twitter @roushfenway. For sponsorship inquiries please contact John Bauersfeld at 704.720.4621.

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