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Team: Roush Fenway Racing-17
Age / DOB:  (27) / 10/2/1987

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Ricky Stenhouse Jr.'s No. 17 team has been penalized for a rules infraction discovered during pre-qualifying inspection Nov. 14 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
This infraction is a P3 level penalty which is outlined in Section 12-4.3 of the 2014 NASCAR rule book: 20-12 – Suspension: All front end and rear suspension mounts and mounting hardware must not allow movement or realignment of any suspension/drive line component beyond normal rotation or suspension/drive line travel. Crew chief Mike Kelley has been fined $50,000 and placed on NASCAR probation for six months starting Jan. 1 through June 30, 2015. Additionally, car chief Patrick Magee has also been placed on NASCAR probation for six months starting Jan. 1, 2015.-NASCAR Media Nov 20 - 7:59 PM

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Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Justin Allgaier, and Reed Sorenson failed to qualify for the Geico 500. In the new style of qualification, the timing of one’s final lap is crucial and these three drivers failed to cross under the flag stand in time for their last lap to count.

Keep an eye on the roster, because there is a chance that Roush-Fenway Racing will try to buy a starting position for Stenhouse by encouraging another team to withdraw, or will rent a seat from a qualified team. Make sure that the game you are playing gives points for cars with driver changes, however.
Oct 18 - 5:46 PM

In three starts at Talladega during his career, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. has a perfect record of top-15s. His worst finish of 13th came in his inaugural race last spring.

Stenhouse had a similar record going at Daytona this July, but he was caught up in an early accident. If the Geico 500 does not have a "Big One," Stenhouse should be one of this week’s best values. Last year, this same race had only three cautions: one for fluid, and two for minor, two-car accidents.
Oct 17 - 9:21 AM

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. has been improving in his last three attempts on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks. He finished 26th at Charlotte, which he bettered to 25th at Kentucky, 20th at Atlanta, and 17th at Chicagoland.

With a little help from well-timed caution flags, he could end up in the top 15 this week, and if he manages that it will be his first such finish on this track type in 2014. Last year, he ended the similarly-configured, 1.5-mile track season strong with three results of 16th or better in the final four races.
Oct 3 - 2:45 PM

New Hampshire was host to the most top-15 streaks in 2012 with 13; last year there were 11 top-15 streaks, so Ricky Stenhouse Jr.’s ninth-place finish in the Camping World RV Sales 301 is a good indication that he will score at least a top-15 in the Sylvania 300.

Stenhouse’s top-10 in the summer race is also the third time he has posted a career-best finish on this track in three races. He is trending up and that is good news for fantasy owners.
Sep 19 - 12:50 PM

One week after being a part of Roush-Fenway Racing’s sweep of the top 10 at Bristol, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. hopes to help them sweep the top 15 at Atlanta. That would be his first such finish, but he missed last year by only one position—finishing 16th.

RFR has been improving in recent weeks, and while it is too soon to say they are out of the woods, they could be expected to run well on a track that has been traditionally kind. Watch Stenhouse closely in practice and qualification.
Aug 27 - 5:59 PM

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. surprised the field this spring when he finished second in the Food City 500. His sixth-place finish in the Irwin Tools Night Race was less shocking and represents a change in direction on this track.

Last year Stenhouse finished 16th and 18th in Bristol’s two races and may have been flying under the radar screen at the start of 2014. Notably, all four of his Bristol efforts began in the 20s and all of them show an improvement in position from his gridding.
Aug 24 - 4:41 PM

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. traveled to Fastenal headquarters in Winona, Minnesota last week to unveil the 2015 No. 17 Fastenal Ford Fusion in front of the ‘Blue Team’.

Roush Fenway Racing announced that long-time partner Fastenal will serve as the anchor partner on the No. 17 Ford in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) for a multi-year agreement beginning next season. Fastenal first joined with Roush Fenway in 2010 and has served as a primary partner for multiple Roush Fenway teams and drivers in both the NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) and NSCS.-Roush Fenway Racing
Aug 23 - 3:48 PM

A rookie took top honors in the first session, so it was only fitting that a sophomore should win final practice. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. posted the single fastest lap of 131.048 mph during that session.

Stenhouse showed consistency at Bristol last year, but he was still a bit of a surprise this spring when he finished second behind teammate Carl Edwards in the Food City 500. He served notice on Friday that he will not sneak up on anyone this weekend.
Aug 22 - 2:28 PM

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. recorded a remarkable second-place finish at Bristol this spring and hoped that would translate into a strong short track season. He suffered crash damage at both Martinsville and Richmond, however, and finished outside the top 35.

Accidents can completely stall momentum, but if Stenhouse rebounds this week fantasy players may consider starting him at Richmond.
Aug 21 - 1:43 PM

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. will race chassis RK-882 this week at Pocono. It was last raced at Michigan where it finished 27th after getting involved in an accident.

The accident at Michigan happened on lap six, so this car never got a chance to show any speed. Stenhouse is not particularly strong on flat tracks and it will be difficult to place the No. 17 on one’s roster.
Source: Jayski.com
Aug 1 - 9:05 PM

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. has scored only one top-10 in six flat track races this year. He finished ninth in the Camping World RV Sales 301 at New Hampshire.

Stenhouse may still be of value to fantasy players, however, because he finished 15th at Pocono this June. If he can back that up, he will be worth the modest amount he commands in most salary cap games.
Jul 31 - 2:43 PM

Roush Fenway Racing (RFR) announced that Fastenal will team with two-time NASCAR champion Ricky Stenhouse Jr., serving as the anchor sponsor on the No. 17 Ford in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) for a multi-year agreement beginning next season.

Fastenal first joined with RFR in 2010 and has served as a primary partner for multiple Roush Fenway teams and drivers in both the NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) and NSCS. Fastenal is currently in its third season as a primary partner on the No. 99 NSCS entry driven by Carl Edwards (who will be leaving RFR at the end of 2014), and was the primary partner on the No. 60 NNS team that captured the owner’s championship in 2011. Fastenal has also served in a limited role as a primary partner for the No. 16 and No. 17 NSCS teams the past two seasons.-Roush Fenway Racing
Jul 28 - 8:39 AM

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. will race chassis RK-899 this week at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It was last used at Charlotte in May.

Stenhouse finished only 26th in the Coke 600 and was never in contention for a good finish. In the 400 laps that made the distance that evening, he slipped into the top 15 for only a single circuit.
Source: Jayski.com
Jul 26 - 8:40 AM

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. finished 40th in the STP 500 at Martinsville this spring, but he has gotten progressively better in every flat track races since then.

Last week’s ninth-place finish on the flat New Hampshire Motor Speedway was only his second top-10 on an unrestricted oval this season so it is unlikely that he will finish that well again. With some luck he could finish in the top 15, however, and that could make him a decent value under the right circumstances.
Jul 25 - 12:11 PM