Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
No. 6 CitiFinancial Ford Fusion
Gateway International Raceway (1.25-mile Oval)
5 Hour Energy 250 (200 laps/250 miles)
Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010
Nationwide Series Driver Points Position – 17th (after 31 of 35 races)
No. 6 Roush Fenway Racing News and Notes Heading Into St. Louis:
The Driver…Ricky Stenhouse Jr., who leads the Raybestos Rookie of the Year standings by six points, will make his third NASCAR Nationwide Series start Gateway International Raceway on Saturday. In July, Stenhouse started 15th and finished 9th. In 2009, Stenhouse started eighth and finished 30th while driving the No. 16 Roush Fenway Racing Ford.
The Organization…Roush Fenway Racing has four wins, nine top fives and 16 top 10s in 21 Nationwide Series starts at GIR. Stenhouse joins teammates Carl Edwards, Paul Menard and Trevor Bayne in the 5 Hour Energy 250 on Saturday afternoon. Edwards won at GIR in July.
The Machine…Stenhouse’s Ford Fusion will carry the familiar red, blue and silver colors of CitiFinancial again this weekend. CitiFinancial is the primary sponsor for 24 races in 2010 with Stenhouse. The team will use chassis #RK-296 at Gateway. Stenhouse raced this chassis four times in 2010, most recently in September at Atlanta Motor Speedway where he started 13th and finished 10th.
On Air…The 5 Hour Energy 250 can be seen live on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010 on ESPN2 with coverage beginning at 3:00 p.m. EDT. The event can also be heard live on MRN affiliates beginning at 3:00 p.m. EDT.
Now Appearing…Stenhouse will be at the CitiFinancial Branch on 94A North Port Dr., Alton, Ill. 62002 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. local time. This appearance is open to the public.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. on racing at Gateway International Raceway:
“I can’t wait to get to Gateway this weekend. Even though we didn’t get the finish we wanted in Charlotte last Friday, we still had a fast car and I know that we will be fast in Gateway as well. Since I have been there before, I feel like I know the line around there and am confident we will be competitive on Saturday. We had a decent run earlier this year at Gateway so we’re expecting to improve on it this weekend. We have been running well lately and the fact that I have experience on the track, makes me and this entire CitiFinancial team excited about the weekend.”
Crew Chief Mike Kelley on racing at Gateway International Raceway:
“Gateway is relatively flat and Ricky (Stenhouse) has been good on these types of tracks this year. He has also been there before so his learning curve will not be as steep this weekend. Our CitiFinancial team has been giving Ricky fast cars every week and I don’t expect anything different this weekend. We’ve got to focus on making the car turn in the center of the corner so our race set-up will be top priority during practice.”
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. NASCAR Nationwide Series Career Totals