Ricky Stenhouse Jr – Pure Michigan 400 Advance
Team: No. 17 Fifth Third Ford Fusion
Crew Chief: Scott Graves
Primary Chassis: RK- 820 – last raced at Dover– finished 13th.
Backup Chassis: RK- 827 –
· Stenhouse Jr. at Michigan International Speedway
o Stenhouse made his first Sprint Cup start at MIS in June finishing 16th after the rookie was forced to pit early due to debris on the grille. Before the cycle of pit-stops circled through an untimely caution flew one lap later leaving Stenhouse at the tail end of the field.
o After 22 races this season, Stenhouse Jr. is currently 20th in the point standings.
· The Car
o Chassis RK-820 is the same chassis that the No.17 team ran at Dover finishing 13th.
o The backup Chassis RK-827 was a chassis that the No. 99 ran numerous times in 2012.
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. Stenhouse Jr. on racing at Michigan:
“We had a promising run earlier this year at Michigan but an untimely caution came out right after we pitted. Our Fifth Third Ford should be fast this weekend. Track position is crucial so we need to make sure we qualify up front and stay there. Michigan is always a special place for us to go since it is Roush Industries and Ford’s home track. It would be great to get my first Cup win there this weekend.”
Scott Graves on racing at Michigan:
“We feel like we have some unfinished business at Michigan. We had to pit late in the race due to some debris on the grille and of course the caution came out the following lap. Our Ford was fast last time we were there so we expect our Fifth Third Ford to be equally fast. It would great to get a win or our first top-10 in the backyard of Roush Industries and Ford.”