Reigning Nationwide Series champion Stenhouse Jr. returns to NNS at Texas

"I’m really excited to be able to get back in a Nationwide car at Texas Motor Speedway”

CONCORD, N.C. (Oct. 19, 2013) – After winning back-to-back championships in the NASCAR Nationwide series in 2011 and 2012, Roush Fenway Racing’s Ricky Stenhouse Jr. makes his series return at Texas Motor Speedway, piloting the No. 16 Zest Ford Mustang in Saturday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. with Jack Roush
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. with Jack Roush

Photo by: Action Sports Photography

The two-time NASCAR Nationwide Series champion has six career NNS starts at the 1.5-mile track earning two top-five and four top-10 finishes, including a victory in the 2012 spring race.

"I’m really excited to be able to get back in a Nationwide car at Texas Motor Speedway,” Stenhouse said. “I watch the Nationwide races each week and want to be out there racing, so to get this opportunity at Texas is going to be awesome.

“The Nationwide series has meant so much to me and my career,” added Stenhouse. “I can’t wait to get in the No. 16 Zest Ford Mustang and hopefully can get this Ford into victory lane and earn another cowboy hat.”

The O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge is set for Saturday, Nov. 2. Coverage begins at 3:30 p.m. (EST) on ESPN2. The race can also be heard on Performance Racing Network (PRN) and SIRIUS radio channel 90.

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