Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. had a disappointing outing in May at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, scene of Friday’s Dollar General 300. He placed 26th that race and will need to run a lot better than that if he is to catch point leader Elliott Sadler. In six starts he has no wins, one top 5, and two top 10s at the track. Stenhouse will also race double duty, driving in Saturday’s Sprint Cup Series race in the #6 Best Buy Ford.
Team: No. 6 Cargill Beef Mustang
Crew Chief: Mike Kelley
Chassis: RK-707 – primary – last ran at Atlanta- finished first.
RK–708 – backup – new Nationwide chassis.
Stenhouse, Jr. on racing at Charlotte Motor Speedway: “After a weekend off, my No. 6 team is rested and ready for the final five races. Charlotte is always special because it is in our backyard and lots of family and friends attend. We are bringing the same car we won with in Atlanta so hopefully we can get our No. 6 Cargill Beef Ford back in victory lane. ”
Crew chief Mike Kelley on racing at Charlotte Motor Speedway: “Charlotte can be a difficult track because it changes so much over the course of the race. You have to make sure you don’t over adjust on the car. Our mile-and-a-half program has been stout this year. We are bringing the same Mustang we won with in Atlanta. It would be great to get our No. 6 Cargill Beef Ford back into victory lane with all of our family and friends there.”
Fast Facts: So far in 2012, Ricky has five wins, 16 top-five, and 21 top-10 finishes.
Stenhouse is currently second in the NASCAR Nationwide point standings; 9 points behind Elliott Sadler.
At Charlotte, Stenhouse will pilot the No. 6 Cargill Beef Ford Mustang.
Stenhouse has completed 799 of 1203 (66.4%) laps at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Stenhouse has an average starting position of 8.2 and an average finishing position of 22.2 at Charlotte.