Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Top Gear 300 Advance

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. – Top Gear 300 ADVANCE

Team: No. 6 Fastenal Ford Mustang Crew Chief: Mike Kelley Chassis: RK-595

THE STATS

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Date Event S F Laps Status Winnings 10-16-09 Dollar General 300 7 40 12/200 Accident $15,070 5-29-10 Tech Net 300 22 40 8/203 Accident $19,788 10-15-10 Dollar General 300 13 14 200/200 Running $22,393

Races Wins Top-5s Top-10s Money Cumulative 3 0 0 0 $57,251

THE QUOTES

Ricky Stenhouse Jr., No. 6 Fastenal Ford Mustang: COMMENT ON HOW MUCH CHARLOTTE CHANGES FROM RUN TO RUN. “Man, it does change a lot, but I think that’s where I get to come into play. You’ve got to change what you’re doing throughout the race. Even practice run to practice run you’ve got to change what you’re doing. I feel like I’ve gotten better at knowing what to do throughout the race and how to make the car get around the racetrack when it’s not handling very well. I feel like we’ve got a pretty good shot at it.” IS CHARLOTTE GOING TO BE THE MOST CHALLENGING RACE OF THE SEASON? “It’ll be one of the most challenging. We’ve been super-fast on the mile-and-a-halfs when we unload and then we get super-loose in the race. It’s going to be slick so hopefully it won’t make that condition too loose.” IS IT OVERBLOWN WHEN SO MANY PEOPLE SAY THEY WANT TO RUN WELL AT CHARLOTTE? “I don’t think it’s overblown. Heck, I want to run good at every racetrack no matter if it’s Charlotte or California, it doesn’t really matter. Charlotte is a cool racetrack so I mean everybody wants to run good at a fun racetrack but I don’t think it’s any added pressure.”

Mike Kelley, Crew Chief, No. 6 Fastenal Ford Mustang: “You always want to perform well at Charlotte. We get to see a lot of the people that work and build these race cars and sign the checks and it means a lot to us to have the Roush Fenway family there. For as many times as we’ve gone there, as many times as we’ve tested there, that track will always throw you a curve ball. This is a day race and it’s hot and slick and the cars won’t drive as good.”

THE FACTS

Stenhouse Jr. is third overall in the NASCAR Nationwide Series championship standings, eight points behind leader Elliott Sadler and one behind second-place Reed Sorenson. He leads fourth-place Justin Allgaier by 12 points and fifth-place Jason Leffler by 35…Will be making his fourth NNS start at Charlotte Motor Speedway this weekend…Enters Top Gear 300 with two consecutive top-five finishes and three consecutive top-10s (10th-place or better in each of his last three starts)…Has racked up more top-10 finishes (nine) and more bonus points (10) than any other NNS regular…In the last two races he has gained two positions in the standings and 16 points on the leader…Has finished in the top-10 in all six superspeedway starts this season including three top-fives…Has 15 top-10 finishes in 34 career superspeedway starts and has qualified inside the top-10 in 17 of those races…Led 41 laps at Iowa, the most he has led in a race this season and has led 11 times in seven races this season for 125 total laps…Primary car for Charlotte is the same Ford Mustang Stenhouse drove at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway (race No. 4)…Average starting position for Stenhouse this season is 7.5 while his average finish is 10.7…Has completed 2315 of 2376 possible laps (97.4 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 Mike Calinoff Spotter 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 Geoff Doucette 2nd Spotter

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