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Stenhouse Ready to Rebound in Phoenix

Stenhouse Ready to Rebound in Phoenix

March 17, 2017

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. has eight Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) starts at Phoenix with an average starting position of 17.8 and average finishing position of 22.0. Stenhouse has a total combined (XFINITY and MENCS) 14 starts at Phoenix earning six top-10 and three top-five finishes.  This weekend Stenhouse and the Fastenal Blue Team will look for success in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Camping World 500 at 3:30 pm EST on FOX.

 

TV Schedule

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 17:

 

ON TRACK

-- 2-3:25 p.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice, FS1

-- 7:45 p.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Coors Light Pole Qualifying, FS1

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 18:

 

ON TRACK

-- Noon-12:55 p.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice, FS2

-- 2:30-3:20 p.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series final practice, FS2

SUNDAY, MARCH 19:

 

ON TRACK

-- 3:30 p.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Camping World 500 (312 laps, 312 miles), FOX

                                     

ADVANCE NOTES

 

Stenhouse Jr. at Phoenix International Raceway

    • Stenhouse has eight Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) starts at Phoenix with an average starting position of 17.8 and average finishing position of 22.0.
  • Stenhouse has a total combined (XFINITY and MENCS) 14 starts at Phoenix earning six top-10 and three top-five finishes.Last time at Phoenix Fastenal is currently in its sixth season as a primary partner in the MENCS for Roush Fenway. They spent three years on the No. 99 before jumping over to the No. 17 entry, and were the primary partner on the No. 60 XFINITY team that captured the owner’s championship in 2011.   
  • “Phoenix is a tough one-mile track. We participated in the February test session, which we think we learned some things. Last year we had some issues with our brakes overheating, but we think we have those issues resolved. Generally, Phoenix is a good track for us. We will keep working on our Fastenal Ford throughout the race and hopefully leave Phoenix with a solid finish.”
  • Stenhouse Jr. on racing at Phoenix:
  • Next weekend, Fastenal will serve as the primary of the No. 17 machine at Auto Club Speedway.
  • On the Car
  • After leading the Roush Fenway Racing qualifying efforts, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. battled back to take the checkered flag in the 23rd position after an untimely caution following a green flag pit-stop cost him a lap to the leaders.
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