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Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

Team: Roush Fenway Racing-17
Age / DOB:  (29) / 10/2/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'7 / 159

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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

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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 violation.-NASCAR.com
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

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. finished 10th in the STP 500 at Martinsville after starting the afternoon 24th.

That was not entirely unexpected. Stenhouse earned a fourth two weeks ago on the similarly-flat Phoenix International Raceway. He finished second last August on the high-banked, short track of Bristol Motor Speedway and was 10th last July at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Fantasy owners will want to make a note to pay close attention to him on short tracks and flat tracks for the remainder of the year.
Apr 2 - 8:48 PM

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. failed to finish on the lead lap twice in six short track races last year. Those two failures came at Martinsville.

Stenhouse was 32nd in the spring and 40th in the fall on this tight bullring. Three of his four attempts on the other two shorts ended in the top 20 and that suggests he is not comfortable with the flat corners.
Mar 31 - 9:37 PM

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.

An argument could be added for a third reason: Roush-Fenway Racing has a longstanding history of running strong on two-mile tracks and with the recent uptick in their results, Stenhouse should be able to challenge for a top-10.
Mar 24 - 12:43 PM

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.

Stenhouse has actually had two top-fives in the recent past. He finished fifth at Talladega SuperSpeedway last fall, was second at Bristol Motor Speedway in the summer, and fifth in the Coke Zero 400. His top-10 at New Hampshire last July was the most predictive, however, since it is another flat one-mile track. He has been hard to place-and-hold. Those are his only top-10s in the past two seasons.
Mar 19 - 7:16 PM

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.

Stenhouse told his crew over the radio that he had brakes in turn one. Apparently they faded before turn three. The tough start to his season continues.
Mar 18 - 12:07 PM

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. crashed and failed to finish in two of his last three starts at Phoenix International Raceway.

Last fall, Stenhouse was running at the end of the Can-Am 500, but he was two laps off the pace and lost two place-differential points in the process. Roush-Fenway Racing has shown improvement this year, but Stenhouse has been frustrated with a pair of misfortunes.
Mar 18 - 11:56 AM

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.

Stenhouse was a dark horse to finish in the mid-teens, but this is going to hurt their effort. He 20th-fastest in practice at the time. Stenhouse will be forced to give up his 29th-place spot on the grid. If a player is deciding between the No. 17 and No. 6 of Trevor Bayne, go with Bayne.
Mar 11 - 3:15 PM

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.

Stenhouse and his teammate Trevor Bayne both finished in the mid-teens last year at Vegas and had top-15s last week at Atlanta Motor Speedway. They should be considered solid contenders to finish that well again this week. Bayne posted a speed of 187.976 mph Saturday morning, which was eighth-fast.
Mar 11 - 1:12 PM

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. qualified fourth for the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway with a speed of 188.854 mph.

This should be viewed as a good omen for fantasy players. Last year, Stenhouse qualified fifth for this same race and earned his first Atlanta top-10 finish.
Mar 4 - 11:43 AM

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. posted the fastest single lap in final practice for the Daytona 500 with a speed of 198.452 mph.

Stenhouse led a group of six Fords that drafted to the lead. Last year, Toyota set a precedent by working well together and the other manufacturers have taken note. Look for these kinds of deals to define the packs in the race as well—as long as they are able to find one another in the draft.
Feb 25 - 2:04 PM

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.

Stenhouse was one of the top values as a rookie with results of 12th and 11th in Daytona’s 2013 races. His seventh-place result in the 2014 Daytona 500 confirmed his value, but an accident early in the next race seemed to send him spiraling. Stenhouse is liable to fly under the radar this time around and should be considered by players looking to take a moderate risk.
Feb 17 - 10:40 AM