Ricky Stenhouse Jr. – Texas Advance
Stenhouse at Texas Motor Speedway
Stenhouse has 12 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) starts at Texas Motor Speedway (TMS) with an average starting position of 18.0 and average finishing position of 19.6.
Stenhouse knows how to get to victory lane at TMS. In 2012, he held off MENCS veteran Denny Hamlin to claim his first victory at TMS in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.
Last time at Texas
During a scheduled green flag pit-stop, the team was penalized with an uncontrolled tire forcing Stenhouse to serve a pass-thru penalty and costing him to lose a lap to the leaders. When the green checkered waved at the end of stage two, the Olive Branch, Miss. native was scored in the 20th position.
When the caution flag waved on lap 306, Stenhouse was scored in the lucky dog position allowing him to get back on the lead lap. When the caution flag waved sending the race into overtime, Stenhouse lined up in the 15th position for the final green white checkered picking up four positions in the closing laps to take the checkered flag in the 11th position.
On the Car
Fastenal will be featuring Fastenal Express on the hood of the No. 17 Ford this weekend. When customers visit Fastenal.com, they can click on specific items that are available through their Fastenal Express program that allows them to pick up their order at the local Fastenal branch within one hour or have same or next day delivery for a small charge.
Kenny DeGuisto, the underneath mechanic, is from Garland, northeast of Dallas.
Stenhouse Jr. on racing at Texas:
“Texas is one of my favorite tracks. They definitely know how to put on a great show for all of the fans. After our strong performance at Las Vegas, I’m really looking forward to this weekend. Last year, we had a penalty on pit-road so if we can have a mistake free weekend then I see us leaving Texas with another solid finish.”