Charlotte II: Ricky Stenhouse Jr. pre-event notes

Stenhouse Jr. Looks to Continue Magic in Final Mustang Race of 2010 CONCORD, N.C. (Oct. 14, 2010) -- When Ricky Stenhouse Jr. hops into his Ford Mustang this weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway, he will look to continue his hot streak in the ...

Stenhouse Jr. Looks to Continue Magic in Final Mustang Race of 2010

CONCORD, N.C. (Oct. 14, 2010) -- When Ricky Stenhouse Jr. hops into his Ford Mustang this weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway, he will look to continue his hot streak in the fourth and final race in NASCAR's new car. In the three new car events so far this year, Stenhouse has scored two top-five finishes and has an average finish of 6.7. In comparison to the drivers who raced in all new car races in 2010, Stenhouse is fourth in average finish and has the top average finish of series-only regulars. The rookie's average finish ranked only behind points leader Brad Keselowski (2.3), Kevin Harvick (5.3) and defending Nationwide Series Champion Kyle Busch (6.3).

"The new Ford Mustang is awesome to drive," said Stenhouse. "I feel like you can drive the new car a little harder than the older car which suits my driving style. Our new Mustang has a longer wheelbase which is something I am more used to because of my ARCA experience. I can also drive the new car a little more sideways which is perfect for how I like my car to be set-up. Our Mustang was pretty sporty in the open test at Charlotte on Wednesday and I feel pretty good about the way it's going to run this weekend."

-source: rfr

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Kevin Harvick , Brad Keselowski , Ricky Stenhouse Jr. , Kyle Busch