Originally written on Start 'N' Park Blog  |  Last updated 10/2/14
Team: No. 17 Zest Ford Fusion Crew Chief: Scott Graves Primary Chassis: RK- 820 – last ran at Vegas- finished 18th Backup Chassis: RK-811 – chassis for the No. 99 in 2012 Stenhouse at Kansas: Stenhouse will make his first Sprint Cup career start at Kansas this weekend. Stenhouse has three Nationwide career starts at Kansas, earning one win, two top-five and two top-10 finishes. Stenhouse is currently 20th in the Sprint Cup standings. 107 points behind the leader. The Car: Chassis RK-820 is the same chassis that the No.17 team ran at Las Vegas finishing a respectable 18th. This chassis was also used in the Charlotte preseason test. The backup Chassis RK-811 was a chassis that the No. 99 ran numerous times in 2012. Zest: High Ridge Brands is the name of the parent company/private equity firm. Zest’s first year in NASCAR was 2012 when they sponsored the No. 17 Ford. Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. on Kansas: “I’m looking forward to racing at Kansas Speedway this weekend. We tested there a few weeks ago and I feel confident in our 1.5-mile track program. Kansas is a fast, smooth track which I like. After the past two weekends, we can only get better. It would be awesome to get our first top-10 finish this weekend with all the Zest plant managers there and with the plant being so close to the track.” Crew chief Scott Graves on Kansas: “We had a successful test at Kansas a few weeks ago and learned a lot so hopefully those notes will lead us to our first top-10 finish of the season. As an organization we have been working hard on our 1.5-mile track program. The past two weekends have been tough so we need a top-10 finish this weekend to gain some spots in the point standings.”
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