Ricky Stenhouse Jr. – Dover Advance

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. – 5-hour ENERGY 200 ADVANCE

Team:              No. 6 RickyvsTrevor.com Ford Mustang

Crew Chief:        Mike Kelley

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THE QUOTES  

Ricky Stenhouse Jr., No. 6 RickyvsTrevor.com Ford Mustang:  “I like Dover.  I was kind of worried about it at the beginning of the year going in just because I haven’t ran real well on the concrete tracks but we seem to get a good handle at Bristol on the concrete and also Nashville, which has been one of my toughest tracks.  I feel like we’ve got a little bit better grip on the concrete than what I thought we would have coming into this race it so I’m looking forward to it.” 

Mike Kelley, Crew Chief, No. 6 RickyvsTrevor.com Ford Mustang: “Dover is like any other track we go to.  It’s a high-speed track.  The corners are the same on both ends but different than anywhere we go. It’s kind of like dropping off a 10-story building down into the corners and it takes a good comfort level.  You’ve got to have a car that lands well but also turns the corner.  You’ve got to take care of your car and keep it off the concrete and be around at the end. Generally we go there close to the Bristol setup and I’m really excited about that.  We ran really well at Bristol in the spring and hopefully we’ll be able to put everything together and get Ricky a good finish.”   

THE FACTS

Stenhouse Jr. is fifth overall in the NASCAR Nationwide Series championship standings, 24 points behind leader Justin Allgaier and six behind fourth-place Reed Sorenson.  He is 18 points ahead of sixth-place Aric Almirola and 42 ahead of seventh-place Kenny Wallace…Stenhouse Jr. has racked up more top-10 finishes (seven) and more bonus points (five) than any other NNS regular this season…He has completed all 405 possible laps in two previous Dover starts…Stenhouse Jr. has one pole (Bristol Motor Speedway, race No. 4) and one top-five finish (fifth-place at Nashville Superspeedway, race No. 8) in two previous starts on concrete tracks this season…The No. 6 Roush Fenway Racing team will use the same Ford Mustang at Dover that Stenhouse Jr. drove to an eighth-place finish at Texas Motor Speedway (race No. 6).

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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