Stenhouse Jr. Prepares for Atlanta
Stenhouse has three career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) starts at Atlanta with an average starting position of 15.7 and average finishing position of 24.0. In 2013, Atlanta Motor Speedway is the site of where Stenhouse earned his first career NSCS Coors Light pole award.
Team: No. 17 Ford Ecoboost Ford Fusion
Crew Chief: Nick Sandler
Twitter: @PR17RFR @stenhousejr and @roushfenway
Stenhouse Jr. at Atlanta Motor Speedway
Stenhouse has three career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) starts at Atlanta with an average starting position of 15.7 and average finishing position of 24.0.
In 2013, Atlanta Motor Speedway is the site of where Stenhouse earned his first career NSCS Coors Light pole award.
Stenhouse has six combined (XFINITY and Sprint Cup) starts at Atlanta with an average finishing position of 14.3. Stenhouse earned one win in 2012 when he overtook the lead on the final lap from Kevin Harvick.
Last time at Atlanta
After blowing a right rear tire in the first 25 laps of Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. battled his way back up to 22nd before being collected in a multi-car accident with less than 20 laps to go, resulting in a 36th-place finish.
On the Car
The No. 17 Fusion carries the Ford EcoBoost colors this weekend in Atlanta. Ford EcoBoost technology combines smaller overall size with turbocharging, direct injection and variable valve timing to bring customers outstanding performance and fuel economy.
Stenhouse Jr. on racing at Atlanta:
“Atlanta is one of my favorite tracks on the circuit. After the speed we showed in Daytona, I’m really looking forward to Atlanta. Last year we struggled on the mile-and-a-half tracks so we worked really hard this off-season to improve our Fords so Atlanta will be a good test to see if we have made gains. Atlanta is a long race so we will work on our Ford Ecoboost Ford and hopefully have it dialed in by the end of the race.”
Nick Sandler on racing at Atlanta:
“I think we are all looking forward to Atlanta after the speed we showcased at Daytona. We have made a lot of changes in the off season to improve our cars overall. Atlanta will be a good test to see how we stack up against our competitors. This is a long race so we will keep dialing in our Ford as the race progresses and hopefully leave Atlanta with a solid finish.”