Ricky Stenhouse Jr. – Alliance Truck Parts 250 Advance

Team: No. 6 Tender Ridge Ford Mustang Crew Chief: Mike Kelley Chassis: RK-645

THE STATS

Date Event S F Laps Status Winnings 8-14-10 Carfax 250 6 13 125/125 Running $22,468

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Races Wins Top-5s Top-10s Money Cumulative 1 0 0 0 $22,468

THE QUOTES

Ricky Stenhouse Jr., No. 6 Tender Ridge Angus Ford Mustang: “We have Tender Ridge Angus on the car at Michigan and that’s a huge weekend for those guys. It’s also a huge weekend for Ford Racing and we want to do ‘em proud. It’s going to be a fun week.”

HOW DIFFERENT ARE MICHIGAN INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY AND AUTO CLUB SPEEDWAY? “The differences between Michigan and Auto Club Speedway are pretty big. You’ve got seams at Auto Club Speedway that kind of mess you up. Michigan has a little bit more banking and you can carry more speed. I like Michigan because it’s a fun racetrack and hopefully we can put our Mustang in victory lane.”

Mike Kelley, Crew Chief, No. 6 Tender Ridge Angus Ford Mustang: “Michigan is a good racetrack for us. It races a lot like Auto Club Speedway and we had strong cars there at the beginning of the year. You’ve got to be on your game at Michigan. You don’t want to have to make wholesale changes but I feel that where we’re at with what our teammates are learning and having three good cars in the Michigan race we should be really close. Hopefully we’ll be battling our teammates to bring home the trophy. For a Nationwide race Michigan is a tough one because generally I look at it as you have two pit stops to make changes on. The races generally are divided into three segments. That gives you one pit stop to nail it and another one to fine tune it or one if you go the wrong way that next pit stop is your only shot at making something out of the day. We’ll make sure that we have a lot of adjustability in our car.”

THE FACTS

Stenhouse is third in the NASCAR Nationwide Series championship standings, six points behind leader Reed Sorenson and four behind second-place Elliott Sadler. He is five points ahead of fourth-place Justin Allgaier and 40 ahead of fifth-place Aric Almirola…Has led at least one lap in each of the last four consecutive NNS races and nine times in nine races this season for a total of 138 laps, most of any series regular…Scored three top-five finishes and four top-10s in last five races entering Michigan…Stenhouse has more bonus points (12) than any other NNS regular…Has scored eight top-10 finishes in nine superspeedway starts this season, including four top-fives…Primary car for Michigan is the same car Stenhouse used at Phoenix and Richmond…Average starting position for Stenhouse this season is 6.7 while his average finish is 10.4…Has completed 2,714 of 2,776 possible laps (97.8 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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