Stenhouse Wants Strong Showing In Talladega

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. – Talladega Advance

Team:                          No. 17 Fifth Third Bank Ford Fusion

Crew Chief:                Nick Sandler

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Stenhouse at Talladega Superspeedway

The two-time XFINITY champion has three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) career starts at Talladega with an average finishing position of 8.7.

Stenhouse has been scored in the top-15 during 306 of the 568 laps raced at Talladega in the NSCS.

Last time at Talladega

After suffering damage on the right front fender from the spin by the No. 48 machine, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. lined up in the 19th-position for the green-white-checkered finish. With the inside lane having the momentum, the two-time XFINITY champion maneuvered his Ford into the 10th position before the field was frozen on the final lap due to debris in last year’s Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Superspeedway.

Raceday is Fifth Third Day

Every year Fifth Third celebrates 5/3 day on May 3rd by volunteering at local food banks and hosting food drives among other charitable acts.

Roush Fenway Racing will be participating in a food drive to support Fifth Third Bank’s “Feeding Our Communities” initiative.  We will be joining them this year by hosting our own week-long food drive.

Stenhouse Jr. on racing at Talladega:

“I’m looking forward to Talladega after seeing the speed our cars had at Daytona earlier this season. We need a win to make the Chase and I think that Talladega is great opportunity for us to be able to get that win. If we can stay out of trouble and avoid the notorious ‘big one’, I think we can leave Talladega with a solid finish.”

Nick Sandler on racing at Talladega:

“We had a strong showing at Daytona earlier this year and I feel confident that will carry over to this weekend. Ricky is a really smart superspeedway racer and knows how to be there at the end to go for the win. This race has a lot of different pit strategies because tires don’t fall off too much.  I think if we can stay out of trouble that we should leave Talladega scoring a solid finish.”