Ricky Stenhouse Jr. STP 300 Advance

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. – STP 300 ADVANCE

Team:              No. 6 RickyvsTrevor.com Ford Mustang

Crew Chief:        Mike Kelley

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Chassis:            RK-635 

THE QUOTES

Ricky Stenhouse Jr., No. 6 RickyvsTrevor.com Ford Mustang:  YOU HAVE RUN WELL IN RECENT WEEKS AND YOUR CONFIDENCE LEVEL MUST BE HIGH.  HOW IMPORTANT IS THAT?  “The confidence is definitely high, but I think it’s because of Jack Roush and everybody at Roush Fenway and Ford Racing sticking behind me.  Confidence is huge for us.  We were lacking it last year.  Obviously, when you crash 12 times in the first half of the season, nobody’s confidence is going to be very high.  We started questioning whether we could do this or not, but what I like about it is the great group of guys that are with me right now were with me all through last year.  They went through it with us and stuck it out and nobody left or gave up and quit.”

Mike Kelley, Crew Chief, No. 6 RickyvsTrevor.com Ford Mustang:  THE STP 300 IS THE FIRST NATIONWIDE SERIES RACE HELD AT CHICAGOLAND SPEEDWAY IN JUNE.  HOW HAS RICKY ADJUSTED TO GOING TO NEW TRACKS AND NEW CONDITIONS? “Ricky is a real quick learner.  He’s really progressed on knowing what he wants in a race car, how he wants it to feel, not so much about how fast it is but how he wants it to feel.  The weekends that he tells me the car feels really good in practice I don’t even have to look at the time sheets.  I know we’re going to have a good run.” 

THE FACTS

Stenhouse Jr. is second in the NASCAR Nationwide Series championship standings, one point behind leader Elliott Sadler and one ahead of third-place Reed Sorenson. He leads fourth-place Justin Allgaier by 21 points and fifth-place Aric Almirola by 50…Has racked up three consecutive top-five finishes and four consecutive top-10s entering Chicagoland…Stenhouse has more top-10 finishes (10) and more bonus points (11) than any other NNS regular…Over the last three races he has gained three positions in the series standings and 23 points on the leader…Has 16 top-10 finishes in 35 career superspeedway starts… Has led at least one lap in each of the last three consecutive races and 12 times in eight races this season for 137 total laps…Won Coors Light Pole at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway, his third pole in 52 career starts and his second of the 2011 season plus captured his first pole in four starts at Charlotte… Primary car for Chicago finished fifth at Nashville (Lebanon, Tenn.) Superspeedway (race No. 8)…Average starting position for Stenhouse this season is 7.0 while his average finish is 10.2…Has completed 2,515 of 2,576 possible laps (97.6 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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