Ricky Stenhouse Jr. spun into the wall midway through Saturday morning’s practice session and did fairly significant damage to his Ford.
NASCAR issued penalties Wednesday to the Roush Fenway Racing No. 17 team for post-race infractions after last weekend's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. complained halfway through the first practice session that this is the "worst car" he’s ever had, while he sat 24th on the speed chart.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. finished 10th in the STP 500 at Martinsville after starting the afternoon 24th.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. failed to finish on the lead lap twice in six short track races last year. Those two failures came at Martinsville.
There are at least two solid reasons to consider Ricky Stenhouse Jr. this week: His top-five last week at Phoenix International Raceway and a fifth last year in the Auto Club 400.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. surged through the field late in the Camping World 500 and then gambled on old tires. He had just enough grip to earn his first top-five of the season with a fourth at Phoenix International Raceway.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. hit the wall in the first minute of Saturday’s first practice session for the Camping World 500. The damage does not appear to be severe enough to require a backup car.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. crashed and failed to finish in two of his last three starts at Phoenix International Raceway.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. pancaked the No. 17 with a little more than 10 minutes remaining in practice. He will need to go to a backup car.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. posted the 15th-fastest time in Saturday morning’s practice session for the Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with a speed of 187.182 mph.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. qualified fourth for the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway with a speed of 188.854 mph.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. posted the fastest single lap in final practice for the Daytona 500 with a speed of 198.452 mph.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. finished fifth in last July’s Coke Zero 400 at Daytona, which was the first time since 2014 that he cracked the top 15 on this track.