Ricky Stenhouse Jr. has formed a World of Outlaws Sprint car team along with Matt Wood.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr.’s last four attempts on short, flat tracks have been trending down from a high of 10th in New Hampshire Motor Speedway’s first race to a low of last (40th) at Martinsville Speedway.
In addition to driving the No. 17 Roush Performance Ford Fusion SS in Sunday's Sprint Cup Series Cup Can-Am 500(k) at Phoenix Int’l Raceway, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. will pilot the No. 60 Ford Mustang in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) Ticket Galaxy 200 on Saturday afternoon.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. has been on a downward trajectory on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks this year.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. wheel-hopped and crashed midway through the qualification session for the Goody's Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. finished fifth in the Hellmann's 500 at Talladega SuperSpeedway.
After posting the sixth-fastest lap in practice for the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. hit the wall on his round one qualification lap.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. posted the sixth-fastest lap of 193.903 mph in the first practice session for the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. crashed on lap nine of the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway and lost his momentum on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. spun while leaving the pits early in Saturday morning’s practice session for the Bad Boy Off Road 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. He spun into the racing groove, but did not collect another driver.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. should be considered a great dark horse this week at Chicagoland Speedway for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400. Before crashing at Kentucky on lap nine of 267, he scored five straight results of 10th through 16th on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. has scored only one top-10 on two-mile tracks at the Cup level during his career. The good news is that came earlier this season; the bad news is that it came at Auto Club Speedway.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. came up one position shy of winning the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway, which would have locked him into the Chase. Still, his runner-up finish was the second time in his career that he finished second on this track. Stenhouse finished second to Carl Edwards in spring 2014.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. failed to advance to the second round of qualification for the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway. His lap of 128.279 mph was good enough for only 25th.