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Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

Team: Roush Fenway Racing-17
Age / DOB:  (30) / 10/2/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'7 / 159

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Six playoff contenders were involved in a Big One crash with 20 laps remaining in the Alabam 500 at Talladega SuperSpeedway. They included Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick, Matt Kenseth, Jimmie Johnson, and Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Jamie McMurray was involved in an earlier crash, so that put Busch, Kenseth, and Stenhouse outside the top 12 in points. Talladega continues to be pivotal in who advances and fails to advance in the championship chase. Oct 15 - 6:01 PM

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SunnyD has announced a contract extension with Roush Fenway that will see the iconic brand extend its relationship with the team and driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr. through the 2019 season, with additional races added each season.

SunnyD has served as a primary partner on Stenhouse’s No. 17 Ford Fusion for multiple races over the past two seasons. In addition to on-track success, Roush Fenway and SunnyD have teamed together in several unique social programs and promotions. This season’s ‘Race with Ricky Sweepstakes’, offers fans a once in a lifetime opportunity to race against one of NASCAR’s up and coming stars, and has received just under a half a million entries to date.-Roush Fenway Racing
Aug 22 - 10:39 AM

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. slapped the wall hard in final practice for the Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway.

The damage is fairly significant. Even if he does not roll out a backup car, he is going to lose significant time in this session and that makes him a difficult pick for fantasy players.
Aug 12 - 11:42 AM

Six weeks after scoring his first career victory, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. returned to Victory Lane at Daytona International Speedway in the Coke Zero 400.

The Coke Zero 400 was marked by carnage that eliminated most of the previous winners of the season. This mathematically locks him into the playoffs and makes him one of the favorites when the series returns to Talladega SuperSpeedway this fall.
Jul 1 - 11:30 PM

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. finished eighth in the FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway.

Stenhouse was certainly a dark horse. He qualified 21st and had had a best finish on this track of only 15th. That came three years ago and in the intervening races he finished in the 20s.
Jun 18 - 8:20 PM

The off-track couple Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Danica Patrick line up side by side for the Pocono 400 at Pocono Raceway.

If they do not give one another room entering turn one, it could provide an awkward ride home.
Jun 10 - 10:50 AM

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. is on the verge of finishing in the top 10 on a similarly-configured, 1.5-mile track. Four of his last five races on this track type ended in results of 16th or better.

Stenhouse came close last week in Kansas Speedway with an 11th-place result. That snapped a three-race streak of finishing in the top 10 this season, so he has two reasons to want to get back to the front.
May 27 - 12:11 AM

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. has finished in the top 15 in his last six races this season, including last week’s 11th-place finish on the similarly-configured, 1.5-mile Kansas Speedway.

Stenhouse’s streak has come on a variety of tracks. He has top-10s on short tracks, a victory on the restrictor-plate, superspeedway of Talladega, and top-15s on the similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks. That suggest he will finish in the high single digits or low-teens this week.
May 24 - 10:18 PM

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. took the lead on the white flag in the Geico 500 at Talladega SuperSpeedway and held of a wild charge by Jamie McMurray and Kyle Busch to score his first career victory.

Stenhouse’s first win came in his 158th Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start. He led the field to green from the pole, but faded in the middle stages of the race. We have been saying all year that Roush-Fenway Racing has turned their fortune around and this proves it.
May 7 - 6:24 PM

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. posted a speed of 191.547 mph and will lead the Geico 500 at Talladega SuperSpeedway field to green.

That is Stenhouse’s second career pole. He last led the field to green at Atlanta Motor Speedway in 2013 in the Advocare 500. He finished 16th that day. Stenhouse’s best start at Talladega was a pair of sixths, both of which came in 2016. He finished 16th that spring and fifth in the fall.
May 6 - 5:52 PM

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. stayed out on old tires during the final pit stop at Richmond International Raceway and finished fourth in the Toyota Owners 400.

Stenhouse was the highest finisher of five drivers who gambled on old rubber. Notably, this is his fourth top-10 of the year and each of his strong runs have a connection with Richmond. He finished fourth at Phoenix and 10th at Martinsville Speedway. Both of those tracks are minimally banked and one-mile or less in length, like RIR. He finished ninth last week at Bristol Motor Speedway—another short track.
Apr 30 - 5:58 PM

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was considered one of the top dark horses entering this week’s Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. His ninth-place finish confirmed that status.

This was his fifth top-10 finish in his last seven attempts on the half-mile bullring and it made him one of the best values in the game. He will continue to be a good option this summer with a worst-ever finish of 21st in eight starts there.
Apr 24 - 6:26 PM

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. spun into the wall midway through Saturday morning’s practice session and did fairly significant damage to his Ford.

Initially the team thought they would need to roll out the backup, but they decided to repair the primary so they will not need to go to the back of the field. Stenhouse will roll off the grid. He lines up 19th based on owner points.
Apr 22 - 9:28 AM

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. drove the No. 17 Ford to a 14th-place finish in last Sunday's O'Reilly Auto Parts 500, but NASCAR officials found one of the car's 20 lug nuts was improperly installed in a post-race check. Wednesday, RFR crew chief Brian Pattie was fined $10,000 for the safety
Apr 12 - 8:18 PM

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.

Stenhouse was one of the fastest drivers in the first 30 minutes of this session, but as the speeds rose, more problems were discovered. Roush-Fenway Racing is good on this track type, but the new asphalt is bound to throw a curve ball or two.
Apr 7 - 1:41 PM