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July 2, 2014 1:45 PM

The Return Of Cargill| Ricky Stenhouse Advance

Stenhouse on Daytona:

“I’m really looking forward to Daytona after our great runs earlier this year there and at Talladega. We are bringing a brand new car for the Cargill debut so hopefully we can have a strong run this weekend. It will be cool to have the Cargill black and red colors back on our Ford under the lights at Daytona.”

ADVANCE NOTES

Stenhouse at Daytona         

  • Stenhouse has four career starts at DIS, completing 763 of 763 laps (100%) with an average starting position of 23.0 and average finishing position of 12.5. 
  • Stenhouse earned his first top-10 finish this season during the Daytona 500 where he finished seventh in NASCAR’s biggest race.

The Car

  • Chassis RK-909 is a brand new chassis that the team will be racing this weekend.

Florida native

  • Crew chief Mike Kelley grew up in Clearwater, Florida.

Cargill

  • Cargill will make its debut on the No. 17 at Daytona International Speedway in the July 5th Coke Zero 400.
  • Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, they help people thrive by applying their insights and nearly 150 years of experience. Cargill has 143,000 employees in 67 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where they live and work. Cargill is also one of the largest beef producers in the U.S.  For more information, visit Cargill.com and News Center.   
  • Cargill previously partnered with Stenhouse and NASCAR champion crew chief Mike Kelley during the duo’s back-to-back NASCAR Nationwide Series Championships in 2011 and 2012.  Cargill first joined Roush Fenway Racing during the 2010 season.

 

Kelley on Daytona:

“We have had some solid runs at the superspeedways this year so I feel confident going into this weekend. Cargill was on our Ford back in the Nationwide Series so it is great to be reunited with them in the Cup Series. I feel confident that we can have a top-five finish this weekend at Daytona.”

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