Ricky Stenhouse Jr. BUBBA burger 250 Advance

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. – BUBBA burger 250 ADVANCE

Team: No. 6 Roush Fenway Racing Ford Mustang

Crew Chief: Mike Kelley

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American Muscle

Chassis: RK-645

THE STATS

Date Event

S F Laps Status Winnings

4-30-10 BUBBA burger 250 15 20

250/252 Running $24,343

9-10-10 Virginia 529 College Savings 250 23 4

250/250 Running $32,343

Races Wins Top-5s Top-10s

Money

Cumulative 2 0 1 1

$56,686

THE QUOTES

Ricky Stenhouse Jr., No. 6 Roush Fenway Racing Ford Mustang: YOU RAN

WELL AT RICHMOND LAST SEPTEMBER. “That was the first race with the Mustang and we felt like we had a little bit better car than where we finished so definitely looking forward to going back. We’re going back with the same setup we had and just work on it from there.”

WHAT IS THE BIG CHALLENGE ABOUT RACING AT RICHMOND? “Drive off the corner. It seems like everybody gets pretty loose there up off and felt like that’s where we were strong there last time, just being able to get the power down up off.” HOW IMPORTANT WAS THE FALL RACE FOR YOUR TEAM

LAST YEAR TO BUILD SOME MOMENTUM FOR THE SECOND HALF OF THE SEASON? “It was good. It kind of helped us just carry it on. It gave us a direction for this year.”

Mike Kelley, Crew Chief, No. 6 Roush Fenway Racing Ford Mustang: “Richmond has been a really good race track for us. I thought we could have won the race with the first COT car race there last year with Ricky. I really learned some stuff working with him in the spring race there. We didn’t finish that good in the spring race; we got down early but the last 100 laps of that race he was probably the fastest car on the track. We went right back there in the fall and again we didn’t qualify where we needed to. We qualified 23rd and he drove right to the front and came home with a solid top-five finish. Richmond is a racer’s racetrack. It’s a high speed short track under the lights bullring racing and the drivers can make a difference. Having Ricky behind the wheel will be exciting.”

WHY DO YOU LIKE RICHMOND? “It’s not so aero-dependent. It’s shocks and springs and bars and driver feedback and get up on the wheel and rub ‘em if you need to. There’s nobody I would take with us than the guys on the team and no driver I’d swap out more than the one that sits behind our wheel. You got all that together on a Friday night at Richmond and it can be exciting.”

THE FACTS

Stenhouse Jr. is tied with Justin Allgaier for the lead in the NASCAR Nationwide Series championship standings, two points ahead of third-place Jason Leffler and four ahead of fourth-place Reed Sorenson…The top seven drivers in the standings are separated by just seven points…Stenhouse Jr. has racked up six top-10 finishes in eight starts this season, the most of any NNS regular…Won the pole position March 19 at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway, the most recent NNS short track race…His fourth-place finish at Richmond last fall was his first top-five finish on a short track and one of three he claimed during the 2010 season…Will be making his ninth career NNS short track start on Friday night…Enters Richmond with 7.87 average starting position and has completed 1,461 of 1519 total possible laps (96.18 percent).

THE TEAM

Name Duties

Ricky Stenhouse

Jr. Driver

Mike Kelley Crew Chief

Seth Barbour Engineer

Richard Letendre Car Chief

Chris Letourneau Front Tire Changer

Kyle Coolidge Front Tire Carrier

Kevin Kramzer Jack Man

Josh Frankos Rear Tire Changer

Jon Bernal Rear Tire Carrier

Brian Carr Gas Man/Truck Driver

CB Gilbert 2nd Gas Can

Spotter Mike Calinoff

Larry Lally 2nd Truck Driver

Edgar Alleman Engine Tuner/Support

Lance Allen Pit Support

Joe Elliott Pit Support

Kenny Deguisto Pit Support

Jeff Cordero Pit Support

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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 www.RoushFenway.com. Become a fan of Roush Fenway Racing on Facebook by going to http://www.facebook.com/roushfenway and follow us on Twitter @roushfenway. For sponsorship inquiries please contact Robin Johnson at 704.720.4645.

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