Team: No. 17 Fifth Third Ford Fusion
Crew Chief: Nick Sandler
Twitter: @Stenhouse17team, @Stenhousejr, and @roushfenway
Stenhouse at Daytona International Speedway
Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. has eight NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) starts at Daytona International Speedway(DIS) with an average starting position of 23.6 and average finishing position of 20.1.
The Olive Branch, Miss. native earned his best finish of seventh at the historical 2.5-mile speedway in 2014 Daytona 500.
Last time at Daytona
After leading the Roush Fenway Racing qualifying efforts with posting the fifth overall fastest time, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. drove his Fastenal Ford to a 22ndplace finish after overcoming a pit road mishap late in the 58th running of the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway.
Fifth Third Bank
o Fifth Third Bank has been a partner of Roush Fenway Racing since 2012.
o Fifth Third Bank is the official bank of DIS.
o Fifth Third Bank is a U.S. regional banking corporation, headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio at Fifth Third Center, and is the principal subsidiary of holding company Fifth Third Bancorp.
o Fifth Third Bank will also serve as the primary sponsor on the No.17 machine next weekend at Kentucky.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. on the Daytona:
“I really enjoy racing under the lights especially at Daytona. Our Fords showed speed at Daytona and Talladega earlier in the season and everyone at Roush Fenway has been fine tuning our Fords to find even more speed. If we can stay out of trouble and the avoid the ‘Big One’, we should be able to leave Daytona with a solid finish in our Fifth Third Ford.”
Nick Sandler on the Daytona 500:
“We are really looking forward to racing under the lights at Daytona this July of 4th weekend. Our cars were really fast at Daytona and Talladega earlier this year and we’ve done some more development on our cars that we think will make us even stronger. Daytona is typical plate racing and you need to stay out of trouble and be up near the front the final laps. I’m confident that our Fifth Third Ford will be up near the front this weekend.”
TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!