Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., No. 6 Blue Bird / ROUSH CleanTech Ford Mustang Chicagoland Speedway PreviewPress Release
Team:No. 6 Blue Bird Ford Mustang
Crew Chief: Mike Kelley
Chassis: RK-763– primary – last ran at Chicago- finished second.
RK–672 – backup – last ran at Dover – finished first 2011.
Stenhouse, Jr. on racing at Chicagoland Speedway:
“I really enjoy racing at Chicagoland. The track is rough which I like. Our 1.5-mile track program has been stout this year. Earlier this year, we sat on the pole and finished second. After leading 135 laps, we felt like we let that race slip away so we are looking to redeem ourselves this weekend. We currently sit one point out of the lead in the championship battle so we need a strong finish in our No. 6 Blue Bird Ford.”
Crew chief Mike Kelley on racing at Chicagoland Speedway:
“We’ve shined this year on the 1.5-mile race tracks. Earlier this year, we dominated the race at Chicagoland but a late caution spoiled our bid for the win. We’re bringing back the same car so we know our Ford will be stout. These final eight races we have to bring our ‘A game’. If we execute on pit-road and keep making the right adjustments during the race, I feel confident we can get this No. 6 Blue Bird Ford into victory lane.”
- So far in 2012, Ricky has four wins, 15 top-five, and 19 top-ten finishes.
- Stenhouse is currently second in the NASCAR Nationwide point standings; 1 point behind leader Elliott Sadler.
- At Chicagoland, Stenhouse will pilot the No. 6 Blue Bird Ford Mustang.
- Stenhouse has completed 803 of 804 (99.9%) laps at Chicagoland Speedway.
- Stenhouse has an average starting position of 5.2 and an average finishing position of 10.8 at Chicago.
– Follow: On Twitter fans can follow @stenhousejr and @PR6NW for the latest info on Stenhouse and the No. 6 team.
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.
About Blue Bird Corporation:
Blue Bird offers a complete line of Type A, C and D school buses in a variety of options and configurations. For more than 85 years, Blue Bird Corporation has continued to set industry standards with its innovative design and manufacturing capabilities. Additionally, Blue Bird provides comprehensive financial solutions through Blue Bird Capital Services. Today, Blue Bird has more than 1,500 employees, Georgia-based manufacturing facilities and an extensive network of dealers and service-parts facilities throughout North America. Its global presence can be seen in more than 60 countries through sales into Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe and the Middle East. For more information, visit the Blue Bird Corporation web site at www.blue-bird.com.
About ROUSH CleanTech:
Based in Livonia, Mich., ROUSH CleanTech offers dedicated liquid propane autogas fuel systems for a variety of light- and medium-duty Ford vans and trucks, and for the Blue Bird Propane-Powered Vision and Micro Bird G5 school bus. Currently offered through authorized Ford dealerships around the country, the ROUSH CleanTech propane autogas fuel system delivers the same factory Ford performance characteristics and serviceability with a 5-year/60,000-mile limited warranty. Customers can lower operating costs significantly while reducing vehicle emissions. Complete details on ROUSH CleanTech propane autogas offerings can be found online at ROUSHcleantech.com or by calling 800.59.ROUSH.
- Roush Fenway Racing Press Release
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