Stenhouse Jr. Leads Roush Fenway with Strong 5th-Place Finish in California
FONTANA, Calif. (March 20, 2016) – Ricky Stenhouse Jr. used a late surge to power his way inside the top five, to lead Roush Fenway Racing with a strong fifth-place finish in Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Auto Club Speedway.
“It was really good for us,” said Stenhouse after the race. “That was a crazy restart there at the end. We had a really good Fastenal Ford on the long run and that’s where we excelled – kind of like Atlanta and Las Vegas. On the long run we excelled and that really paid off today.
“Our tires were good every pit stop, which was good for us, and we made the right adjustments there at the end. (Crew Chief) Nick (Sandler) did a great job. The pit crew did a great job and we were able to get the adjustments that we needed and was able to really rip the top there and gain a few extra spots at the end.”
The finish capped a solid weekend for Roush Fenway that saw Trevor Bayne post a seventh-place qualifying effort on Friday.