Roush Fenway Racing announced on Tuesday that Ricky Stenhouse Jr. will move to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series full-time in 2013. He’ll replace Matt Kenseth, who will part ways with RFR at the end of the season.
Stenhouse currently drives the No. 6 Ford for Roush Fenway full-time in the Nationwide Series. In 2011, he drove the No. 6 RFR entry to the Nationwide Series championship. He was also the 2010 Nationwide Series Rookie of the Year, despite a rocky start to his first year in that series.
“Ricky Stenhouse Jr. has more than proved his abilities on the race track,” car owner Jack Roush said. “We feel that he is not only a key piece of our team’s future, but a key piece of the future of the sport.
Stenhouse has three wins to this point in 2012 and is third in that series’ points standings. He has five-career Nationwide wins, all coming with RFR.
Kenseth has driven full-time for Roush Fenway Racing at the Sprint Cup level since his rookie season in 2000. He was the Sprint (then-Winsto...