Ricky Stenhouse Jr – FedEx 400 Benefitting Autism Speaks Advance
Team: No. 17 Best Buy Ford Fusion
Crew Chief: Scott Graves
Primary Chassis: RK- 820 – last raced at Kansas– finished 11th.
Backup Chassis: RK-811 – chassis raced numerous times by No. 99 in 2012.
Stenhouse Jr. at Dover International Raceway
o Stenhouse Jr. has one Sprint Cup start at the Monster Mile. He finished 12th in last year’s fall race.
o The two-time Nationwide champion has six Nationwide starts at Dover earning two top-five and two top-10 finishes.
o Stenhouse Jr. is currently 17th in the point standings, a mere 16 points out of 12th.
o Chassis RK-820 is the same chassis that the No.17 team ran at Kansas and led 26 laps. The No. 17 Ford looked like the car to beat before an unlucky caution flag waved one lap after he pitted, leaving the rookie one lap down.
o The backup Chassis RK-811 was a chassis that the No. 99 ran numerous times in 2012.
o Best Buy joined Roush Fenway Racing and the No. 17 car in 2012.
o After many seasons in the sport, they got their first race win at the 2012 Daytona 500.
o Make sure to follow @BestBuy and use hashtag #BestBuy17 in 2013.
Stenhouse Jr. on the FedEx 400:
“I am really looking forward to Dover. We raced there in the fall last year and learned a lot. This is one of the races that we have notes for this season. Dover is a tough hence the nickname ‘Monster Mile’. The turns are unique because of the way you drive up out of them. We’ve been getting better each week but still have some work to do. I think if we can qualify well and stay out of trouble then we should get a solid finish this weekend at Dover.”
Scott Graves on the FedEx 400:
“Dover is a unique concrete track that is tough on our cars. Since we raced there last year, we do have notes to fall back on to help us leading into the weekend. Track position is crucial so the key is to stay up front and execute on pit-road. We have been steadily improving each week so I think Dover should be a good weekend for our Best Buy Ford.”