Ricky Stenhouse Jr., No. 6 Ford Ecoboost Mustang Watkins Glen PreviewPress Release
Team:No. 6 Ford Ecoboost Mustang
Crew Chief: Mike Kelley
Chassis: RK-776 – primary – new Nationwide chassis.
RK–785 – backup – new Nationwide chassis.
Races Wins Top-5s Top-10s Poles Led Money
Cumulative 1 0 0 0 0 0 $18,918
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. on racing at Watkins Glen International Speedway:
“We’ve tested at some road courses since Road America. The additional seat time on road courses is essential for me. Last year was my first time to race at the Glen so I feel more comfortable this year. The key is to hit all your marks and get through the ‘esses’ smoothly. I feel confident that we can get a strong finish in our No. 6 Ford Ecoboost Mustang and hopefully gain some points in the championship battle.”
Crew chief Mike Kelley on racing at Watkins Glen International Speedway:
“Ricky is adapting very quickly to the road courses. We’ve done some testing which we feel will help us for the two upcoming races. We need to qualify strong, stay up front and out of trouble. Our No. 6 team has been working hard all week on pit stops. Carl(Edwards) will be racing the No. 60 this weekend which I feel will be beneficial to our No. 6 team due to his wealth of knowledge of the track. I am confident that if we execute on pit-road and stay out of trouble we will have a strong finish at the Glen.”
So far in 2012, Ricky has three wins, 11 top-five, and 15 top-ten finishes.
Stenhouse is currently third in the NASCAR Nationwide point standings; 21 points behind leader Elliott Sadler.
At Watkins Glen, Stenhouse will pilot the No. 6 Ford Ecoboost Mustang.
Stenhouse has completed 84 of 85 (98.8%) laps at Watkins Glen International Speedway.
Stenhouse has an average starting position of 12.0 and an average finishing position of 15.0 at The Glen.
About Roush Fenway Racing
Roush Fenway Racing is the winningest team in NASCAR history, fielding multiple teams in the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series with championship drivers Carl Edwards, Matt Kenseth, Greg Biffle, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Trevor Bayne. Celebrating 25 winning years in 2012, Roush Fenway is the leader in NASCAR marketing solutions, pioneering its exclusive Roush Fenway OnTrack sponsorship measurement services, motorsport’s first team-focused TV show and its award-winning social marketing channel RickyvsTrevor.com. Visit www.RoushFenway.com, circle on Google+ at +Roush Fenway Racing, become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/roushfenway and follow on Twitter at @roushfenway. For sponsorship inquiries call John Bauersfeld at 704.720.4621.
- Roush Fenway Racing Press Release
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