Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Stenhouse Set For Double Duty at Dover

Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.
On the heels of the recent announcement that Ricky Stenhouse Jr. will pilot Roush Fenway Racing’s No. 17 Sprint Cup Series Ford Fusion next season, the 2011 NASCAR Nationwide champion will make his second Sprint Cup start of the year at Dover International Speedway this weekend.

Earlier this season the Olive Branch, Miss., native made his debut in the Daytona 500, finishing 21st. He finished 11th in his Sprint Cup debut in the 2011 Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

“I can’t think of a better track than Dover to make my second Cup start this year,” said Stenhouse. “The extra seat time is very valuable going into our first full-time Sprint Cup season next year. Cargill and Rancher’s Reserve jumped on board to sponsor both my Nationwide and Sprint Cup car. It would be awesome to get a solid finish in both races this weekend.”

The 2011 NASCAR Nationwide champion will pull the double-duty this weekend as he defends his title with six races remaining. The tight championship battle shows Stenhouse only four points out of the lead.
Rancher’s Reserve and Safeway will serve as the primary sponsors for both the No. 6 Ford Mustang and No. 6 Ford Fusion.
Photo: Associated Press

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