Stenhouse Jr. Looks For ‘NOSome’ Run In California – Advance
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. – Fontana Advance
Team: No. 17 NOS Energy Drink Ford Fusion
Crew Chief: Nick Sandler
Twitter: @PR17RFR, @stenhousejr and @roushfenway
Stenhouse Jr. at Auto Club Speedway
Stenhouse has two Sprint Cup starts at Auto Club with an average starting position of 26.5 and average finishing position of 27.0.
Stenhouse has completed 96% (404 of 406) of the laps at Auto Club.
Stenhouse has a total combined (XFINITY and Sprint Cup) 6 starts at Auto Club earning two top-10 and two top-five finishes.
Last time at Fontana
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was running in the top 20 when his Ford suffered two blown tires in the final 15 laps, forcing the two-time XFINITY Series champion to settle for a 34th-place finish.
This chassis has never been raced but used during multiple test sessions.
NOS Energy Drink
NOS Energy Drink is currently in its fourth season as a partner of Roush Fenway. They spent one year as a primary on the No. 6 in the NXS Series before moving up with Stenhouse to the Sprint Cup series three years ago.
Stenhouse Jr. on racing at Auto Club:
“We are coming off a solid run in Phoenix so hopefully we can keep that momentum going. We tested at Charlotte last week and felt that we might have learned some things that could help us this weekend. Auto Club Speedway is unlike any of the tracks we have raced at thus far this season. It’s a rough two-mile track but allows you to run multiple grooves. We need another solid finish so we can continue fighting our way back up through the point standings.”