Team: No. 17 Best Buy Ford Fusion
Crew Chief: Scott Graves
Primary Chassis: RK- 791 – last raced Martinsville – finished 11th
Backup Chassis: RK-801 – chassis for the No. 99 in 2012
Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. at Bristol
Stenhouse will make his first Sprint Cup career start at Bristol this weekend.
Stenhouse has six Nationwide career starts, earning one top-five and two top-10 finishes.
Stenhouse is currently 11th in the Sprint Cup point standings with 87 points.
Chassis RK-791 is the same chassis that the No.99 team used in the May Martinsville race in 2012 claiming an 11th-place finish.
The backup Chassis RK-801 was a chassis that the No. 99 ran numerous times in 2012.
Best Buy joined Roush Fenway Racing and the No. 17 car in 2012.
After many seasons in the sport, they got their first race win at the 2012 Daytona 500.
Make sure to follow @BestBuy and use hashtag #BestBuy17 in 2013.
Stenhouse on Bristol: “Bristol lap times are almost the same in both Nationwide and Cup series. We’ve run decent there in the Nationwide series so I feel confident going into this weekend. We will focus on qualifying well because you want to start up near the front. I think our Best Buy Ford should have a solid finish if we can start close to the front, make the needed adjustments throughout the race, and stay out of trouble.”
Scott Graves on Bristol: “Bristol is a tough track because anything can happen. It is a long race so we just need to make sure we stay up front and out of trouble. Track position is crucial so we will focus on qualifying trim during our first practice. If we can stay out of trouble and execute on pit-road, I feel confident that we can get a top-10 finish in our Best Buy Ford.”