SunnyD Returns to the No. 17 Ford at Charlotte
CONCORD, N.C (Oct. 5, 2016) –Ricky Stenhouse Jr. will pilot the No. 17 SunnyD Ford for the final time in 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) season this weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The Olive Branch, Miss. native got his first NSCS start at Charlotte in 2011 driving the legendary No. 21 Ford earning a respectable 11th – place finish as a rookie.
In Stenhouse’s nine career NSCS starts at Charlotte, he has five top-15 finishes and earned his best qualifying effort of third place at the mile-and-a-half track earlier this year for the Coca-Cola 600.
Fans will get a sneak peek into the preparation as the SunnyD Ford gets ready for 500 miles of racing action at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Make sure to follow @SunnyDRacing, @sunnydelight, and @RoushFenway on social channels Facebook and Twitter for behind the scenes footage.
The race will be televised on October 8, 2016 on NBC at 6:45 p.m. ET. Race coverage can also be heard on Performance Racing Network (PRN) and SIRIUS Channel 90.
Roush Fenway Racing is the winningest team in NASCAR history, fielding multiple teams in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR XFINITY Series competition with drivers Greg Biffle, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Trevor Bayne, Ryan Reed, Chris Buescher and Bubba Wallace. Now in its 28th season, Roush Fenway is a leader in driver development, having launched the careers for many of the top drivers in the sport. Off-track, Roush Fenway is a leader in NASCAR marketing solutions, pioneering motorsport’s first team-focused TV show and producing multiple award-winning digital and experiential marketing campaigns. Roush Fenway is co-owned by Jack Roush, the winningest team owner in NASCAR history and Fenway Sports Group, parent company of Major League Baseball’s Boston Red Sox and English Premier League’s Liverpool F.C. Visit RoushFenway.com, circle on Google+, become a fan on Facebook and Instagram and follow on Twitter at @roushfenway.