Atlanta: Ricky Stenhouse Jr. preview

The Driver...Ricky Stenhouse Jr. makes his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday evening. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. on racing at Atlanta Motor Speedway: "I can't wait to get to Atlanta this weekend. Blackwell Angus...

The Driver...Ricky Stenhouse Jr. makes his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday evening.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. on racing at Atlanta Motor Speedway:

"I can't wait to get to Atlanta this weekend. Blackwell Angus Beef has stepped up again and is on the car and it looks awesome. Even though this is my first race in Atlanta, I've been to places that are similar to it so I feel good about the weekend. We ran really well in Texas earlier this year and AMS is close to that layout. It's a one day show so we practice, qualify and race on Saturday. My goal is to get as much track time during practice so we can work on the car for the race. Roush Fenway Racing has great success at AMS so we're looking for big things this weekend in the No. 6 Blackwell Angus Beef Ford Fusion."

Crew Chief Mike Kelley on racing at Atlanta Motor Speedway:

"Atlanta is a fast track and is a place where Roush Fenway Racing has done well, so we are excited about the weekend. The one day show puts emphasis on being efficient, but our Blackwell Angus crew is up for the challenge. Ricky (Stenhouse Jr.) has proven over the last couple of months that he can run up front and I have no doubt that will be the case when we unload in Atlanta. This team continues to make strides and that is a proud feeling for a crew chief. There are 10 races left in the season and we can still achieve some of the goals that were set at the beginning of the year. We've got to stay focused and work hard and if we do that, good things will happen."

-source: rfr

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Ricky Stenhouse Jr. , Mike Kelley
Teams Roush Fenway Racing