Found September 15, 2012 on Start 'N' Park Blog:
CONCORD, N.C. – Roush Fenway Racing confirmed today that 2011 Nationwide Series champion Ricky Stenhouse Jr., will pilot its historic No. 17 Ford Fusion next season in the Sprint Cup Series. One of the emerging talents in NASCAR, Stenhouse steps into a championship-caliber program in the No. 17, with current team partners Best Buy, Fifth Third Bank and Zest each returning to the team as primary sponsors in 2013. “It will be an exciting transition for Ricky and the team next season,” said co-owner Jack Roush. “We take great pride in driver development, and it is rewarding for all involved any time we are able to watch one of our young men grow and progress. We have seen Ricky develop into a NASCAR Nationwide Series champion, and now his career path comes to fruition in the Sprint Cup Series next season. “I can’t think of a better fit for Ricky than the No. 17 team,” added Roush. “Ricky will have the luxury of being flanked by a championship-level team from the start. His drive, determination and commitment to winning will mesh very well with the demeanor of the No. 17 team. It will be our job to put him in the best equipment possible, as well as to guide him through the learning curves that are part of his rookie season. “It is certainly going to be a lot of fun to watch as Ricky continues to improve his skills each week as his progression rate is accelerated by the increased level of competition around him in the Sprint Cup Series.” Best Buy, Fifth Third Bank and Zest each joined Roush Fenway’s No. 17 team as primary partners in 2012. These three partners will return to the No. 17 again next year, with each increasing their commitment in 2013 for Stenhouse’s entry into Sprint Cup competition. With their involvement, the majority of Stenhouse’s races for 2013 are fully sponsored. “In this sport, having great partners is critical to our ability to field top-tier race teams and we are thrilled that Best Buy, Fifth Third Bank and Zest have had such success in our first year together that they are growing their programs for 2013,” said Roush Fenway president Steve Newmark. “We’re privileged to have companies of that caliber and reputation as anchors on the No. 17 program, and appreciate that each of very excited about the future with Roush Fenway. “We have reserved a few primary races with Ricky and the No. 17 team for next year and are in discussions with several companies right now who are interested in what promises to be an extremely exciting rookie year. It’s really a great opportunity for companies that are looking to tap into the power of the sport.”

Stenhouse has trio of sponsors signed

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was formally announced as the 2013 driver of Roush Fenway Racing's No. 17 Ford Friday, with a trio of primary sponsors on board for his debut. Stenhouse, the 2011 Nationwide Series champion, will have Best Buy, Fifth Third Bank and Zest returning as primary sponsors. "It will be an exciting transition for Ricky and the team next season," said co...

Ricky Stenhouse Jr Annouces Two Sponsors for 2013

Ricky Stenhouse Jr is taking over the No. 17 Ford Fusion at Roush Fenway Racing next season. The 2011 NASCAR Nationwide Series Champion is currently attempting to repeat but that has not kept RFR from announcing a pair of his sponsors for the upcoming season. It has been known for months that Stenhouse would drive the No. 17 which is currently driven by Matt Kenseth but the status...

Stenhouse confirms 2013 Cup plans

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. will drive Roush Fenway Racing's No. 17 Ford next year on the Sprint Cup circuit. Stenhouse, last year's Nationwide champion, replaces Matt Kenseth in the No. 17. Kenseth is moving to Joe Gibbs Racing. Best Buy, Fifth Third Bank and Zest are all returning to the team as primary sponsors in 2013, and each will increase commitment for Stenhouse's Cup...

Stenhouse Jr. races to 5th Nationwide win of year

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. raced to his fifth Nationwide Series victory of the year to take the season points lead, easily outlasting Kyle Busch on Saturday at Chicagoland Speedway. Stenhouse passed Busch with 20 laps to go in the 300-mile race, and there wasn't much Busch could do to catch him. Stenhouse, the 2011 series champion, has won two of the last four races - and finished...

Ricky Stenhouse Jr wins Chicagoland, Takes Points Lead

Ricky Stenhouse Jr continued his winning ways on Saturday. The driver of the No. 6 Ford Mustang for Roush Fenway Racing won his fifth race of the season in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. Stenhouse, the 2011 Series Champion, also captured the points lead from Elliott Sadler. Stenhouse now owns a nine point lead over Sadler who has won four races including the race at Chicagoland earlier...

Edwards, Roush need surge fast

Under the circumstances, such as not making NASCAR's Chase for this Sprint Cup, now is the time when Carl Edwards needs to figure out what his team lacks. The sad part about it, at this point in time, is that Edwards has gotten one Cup race win in the past 18 months. It's time to figure out what is missing in this equation. It's time for team owner Jack Roush, it'...

Ricky Stenhouse wins & seizes points lead at Chicagoland

JOLIET, Ill. — It was a statement victory for defending NASCAR Nationwide Series champion Ricky Stenhouse Jr., who won Saturday’s Dollar General 300 Powered by Coca-Cola at Chicagoland Speedway and simultaneously wrested the series lead from Elliott Sadler.  The victory was Stenhouse’s fifth of the season and the seventh of his career. He crossed the finish line 2.402 seconds...

Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Chicagoland Media Transcript

RICKY STENHOUSE JR., No. 6 Blue Bird Ford Mustang – TALK ABOUT YOUR WIN HERE TODAY.  “We felt like we had a great race car in practice. We started the race and were a little tighter than we thought we would be. We thought the race track would loosen up a little bit but Mike and the guys made great adjustments throughout the race and we kind of went both ways a couple of times...

Roush Fenway Racing Chicagoland Media Transcript

Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Carl Edwards, Jack Roush and Steve Newmark, addressed media members at Chicagoland Speedway Friday morning, announcing that Stenhouse will drive the iconic No. 17 Roush Fenway Cup car while being sponsored primarily by Best Buy. The group discussed the future of Roush Fenway Racing with Stenhouse in the saddle of the 17 car. STEVE NEWMARK, President, Roush Fenway...
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