Roush Fenway has won nine times in the Nationwide Series at Richmond. In fact, Roush Fenway won its first two NNS races at Richmond in 1993 and never looked back. All in all, three different drivers have won a total of nine times in NNS action at Richmond, including Carl Edwards who has three wins there. In addition, Roush has 40 top fives and 55 top 10s in NNS racing at RIR.
Pastrana To Pilot No. 60 Ford at Richmond: Extreme sporting star Travis Pastrana will pilot the Roush Fenway No. 60 Ford Mustang in this weekend’s Nationwide Series race at Richmond. Pastrana will become the 47th driver to drive a Roush Fenway NASCAR entry. He will be making his ninth career NASCAR Nationwide Series start in the race.
Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. on racing at Richmond International Raceway: “We’re coming off a huge win at Atlanta. Richmond is a fun track to race because it is the typical short track racing. We have been fast there in the past but have come up short. Hopefully we can get our first back-to-back win in our No. 6 Ford Ecoboost Mustang.”
Crew chief Mike Kelley on racing at Richmond International Raceway: “We have momentum on our side right now. We’re bringing the same car that we finished fourth with in the spring. We will focus on getting our No. 6 Ford to turn in the center for good drive off. The key is to execute on pit-road, stay up front and out of trouble. If we can accomplish those three things, I feel confident we can get this No. 6 Ford back into victory lane.”
So far in 2012, Ricky has four wins, 14 top-five, and 18 top-ten finishes.
Stenhouse is currently second in the NASCAR Nationwide point standings; 12 points behind leader Elliott Sadler.
At Richmond International Raceway, Stenhouse will pilot the No. 6 Ford Ecoboost Mustang.
Stenhouse has completed 1248 of 1253 (99.6%) laps at Richmond International Raceway.
Stenhouse has an average starting position of 11.8 and an average finishing position of 10.4 at Richmond.