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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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Ricky Stenhouse Jr. has scored one top-20 at Sonoma Raceway in five starts in his career.
With two results outside the top 30, his average finish there is only 28.4 – and that is not enough to get him on a player’s radar screen even as a dark horse on this road course. Keep him in reserve for a couple of weeks until Daytona International Speedway rolls around. Jun 19 - 11:35 AM

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Ricky Stenhouse Jr. spun and made contact with the turn two wall on lap 129 of the FireKeepers 400 at Michigan International Raceway.

Stenhouse was still on the lead lap at the time – battling Kasey Kahne. His damage is enough to keep him from being competitive.
Jun 10 - 6:41 PM

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. finished 10th in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway and tied Chase Elliott for 15th in the NASCAR points standings.

That is the final transfer position into the playoffs. Elliott has the advantage in terms of the tiebreaker, but these two have been running nose to tail in the past couple of weeks. Fantasy owners should expect solid runs from both for a while now.
May 28 - 12:42 AM

It finally happened. In a four-wide battle during an overtime in stage three, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. tipped Martin Truex Jr. in front of Brad Keselowski, Kyle Busch, and Kurt Busch. Clint Bowyer and Austin Dillon were also involved.

This is the potentially damaging consequence of such close racing on a 1.5-mile track.
May 19 - 9:31 PM

A good qualification effort is essential for Ricky Stenhouse Jr. this week; three of his four career top-15s at Kansas Speedway have come after starting in the top 10.

With the addition of Matt Kenseth to the organization, look for Stenhouse’s results to improve as well. A top-15 could well be in the cards for both of these drivers, but a result in the upper teens is a safer bet.
May 10 - 12:41 PM

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. finished fifth in the Geico 500 at Talladega SuperSpeedway.

That was his third top-five finish at Talladega in his last four starts. One of these was a win in this race last year. He has been a notable dark horse on a few occasions this year, but it is rare that he is a predictably good value. Plan to use his on the next restrictor plate superspeedways track.
Apr 29 - 7:32 PM

Brad Keselowski, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., and Daniel Suarez were caught speeding entering pit road in segment two of the Geico 500 at Talladega SuperSpeedway. Alex Bowman was caught speeding on exit.

This happened early enough that they can overcome the penalty.
Apr 29 - 3:34 PM

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. ran into the back of Ryan Blaney with 47 laps to in the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Raceway.

Stenhouse was on much faster tires when he caught Blaney, who was trying to pass a slow Cole Whitt. Neither driver was having a particularly good day before the accident.
Apr 21 - 9:25 PM

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. tagged the Richmond Raceway wall with 83 laps remaining in the Toyota Owners 400. He was running 16th at the time.

Stenhouse pancaked the right side of his car, but the caution did not come out.
Apr 21 - 9:09 PM

Roush Fenway Racing has announced a deal that will solidify its partnership of Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and the No. 17 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series team through 2021.

Fastenal will continue to serve as the anchor partner of the No. 17 and will increase its number of primary races with Stenhouse and the team. SunnyD and Fifth Third Bank will each continue to play a major role with the team, serving as primary partners with the No. 17 in multiple events over the next four seasons.-Roush Fenway Racing
Apr 17 - 7:33 PM

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. finished fourth in the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

That was Stenhouse’s fourth top-five in the last nine races on this track. He challenged for the lead briefly in the closing laps when he lined up behind Kyle Larson on the outside of row two. This was his season high, but not a career best at Bristol; Stenhouse finished second there in twice – most recently in fall 2016.
Apr 16 - 6:09 PM

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. posted the quickest 20-lap average in Saturday morning’s practice at Bristol Motor Speedway with an average time of 15.26.

Stenhouse’s fastest lap was 14.91, so this shows considerable drop off and will make the tire game interesting in Sunday’s race. Drivers cannot afford to pit too soon or they run the risk of losing a lap, but anyone willing to gamble will make up significant time.
Apr 14 - 10:02 AM

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. has been both consistent and strong at Bristol Motor Speedway with nine of his eight top-10 resulting finishes of 18th or better.

Most importantly, Stenhouse has a pair of runner-up finishes on this track – most recently in fall 2016 when he finished behind Kevin Harvick.
Apr 13 - 12:42 PM

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. slapped the wall hard with 15 minutes remaining in the second practice for the O'Reilly 500 and will have to roll out a backup car.

This is the third time this year that Stenhouse will have to go to a backup and it hurts his status as a dark horse. He will have to give up his 26th starting position to fall to the back at the start of the race.
Apr 7 - 11:44 AM

In six starts this year, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. has lost place-differential points on five occasions.

With an average finish of 22.8 and an average start of 14.0, Stenhouse is costing nearly nine points per race. It is even worse if one takes out his 29th-place qualification at Ingenuity Sun Media Raceway (Phoenix). That makes him a risky proposition until he begins to contend for top-10 finishes. Stenhouse’s best finish was a 14th at Las Vegas Motor Speedway after starting seventh.
Mar 29 - 10:44 AM