Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Subway Jalapeno 250 Advance

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. – Subway Jalapeno 250 ADVANCE

Team:              No. 6 RickyvsTrevor.com Ford Mustang

Crew Chief:        Mike Kelley

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Chassis:            RK-665

THE QUOTES

Ricky Stenhouse Jr., No. 6 RickyvsTrevor.com Ford Mustang:  “I’m looking forward to it.  I think our cars are better.  Everything we’ve done this year has made ‘em better, including some of the stuff we’ve learned at the other racetracks.  I’m really looking forward to going back and working with Trevor [Bayne, Roush Fenway Racing teammate].  I think we’ve got a pretty good game plan going into it.”   

YOU HAVE A CHANCE TO EARN A $100,000 BONUS AS PART OF THE NATIONWIDE DASH 4 CASH PROGRAM.  “It’s awesome what Nationwide Insurance does for our sport.  I was texting with Reed Sorenson on Monday [another driver eligible for the bonus] and he asked if he pushed me and I won if we could split the money [smiles].”    IS RESTRICTOR PLATE RACING FRUSTRATING FOR YOU AS A DRIVER?  “No, I like it more now than what I did before just because I’ve gotten more used to it.  I really enjoy it now especially with the two-car draft.  It seems like you’re a little more in control.”    DID THE TALLADEGA RACE EARLIER THIS SEASON HELP YOU?  “Definitely.  I got to work with some other guys that I hadn’t worked with before, which is always good to do.  We were really fast and led some laps and everybody knew we had a fast car. I think it helped us as a team but it also helped everybody else to see that we can draft really well.”       

THE FACTS

Stenhouse Jr. is third in the NASCAR Nationwide Series championship standings, seven points behind leader Sorenson and two behind second-place Elliott Sadler.  He leads fourth-place Justin Allgaier by 27 and fifth-place Jason Leffler by 66 points…Stenhouse, Sorenson, Sadler and Allgaier are competing for a $100,000 bonus as part of the Nationwide Dash 4 Cash program at Daytona…Has one top-five and two top-10 finishes in his last two starts at Daytona…Primary car is the same Ford Mustang he drove to an eighth-place finish at Daytona in February… Has racked up four top-five finishes in the five races…Stenhouse has more top-10 finishes (12) and more bonus points (13) than any other NNS regular…Has led at least one lap in five of the last six NNS races and 12 times in 10 races this season for 176 total laps…Average starting position for Stenhouse this season is 6.7 while his average finish is 9.8…Has completed 97.9 percent of total possible laps this season (2,896 of a possible 2,958). 

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 Will Sturgill                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

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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