Daytona II: Ricky Stenhouse Jr. preview

No. 6 Roush Fenway Racing News and Notes Heading Into Daytona: The Driver...Ricky Stenhouse Jr. makes his second career NASCAR Nationwide Series start at Daytona International Speedway on Friday. In February at DIS, Stenhouse started 10th and...

No. 6 Roush Fenway Racing News and Notes Heading Into Daytona:

The Driver...Ricky Stenhouse Jr. makes his second career NASCAR Nationwide Series start at Daytona International Speedway on Friday. In February at DIS, Stenhouse started 10th and finished 36th after getting caught up in an accident on lap 68.

The Machine...Stenhouse and Roush Fenway Racing will debut the No. 6 Ford Mustang which will carry the colors of new sponsor, Blackwell Angus Beef on Friday at DIS. CitiFinancial is the primary sponsor for 20 races in 2010 for Stenhouse. The team will use chassis #RK-643 in the Subway Jalapeno 250. This is a new Ford Mustang chassis.

Now Appearing...Stenhouse will be visiting the Ford Display area on Friday, July 2, 2010 from 11:30 a.m. EDT -- 11:45 a.m. EDT.

Getting in on time...The No. 6 Roush Fenway Racing team sits 32nd in NASCAR Nationwide Series owner point standings after 16 races and must qualify on time at Daytona International Speedway. The top-30 teams are locked into the event.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. on racing at Daytona International Speedway:

"I am really looking forward to Daytona this weekend. It is going to be the first-ever race for the Ford Mustang and we've got a new sponsor on the car. Blackwell Angus beef has stepped up and is on the car and it looks awesome. This is my second Nationwide race at Daytona but it's going to be completely different than in February because of the new car. We tested the Mustang back in May and the guys worked really hard on it at the shop so it should be good. At the test, the Mustang was loose so it's going to be interesting to see how we are when we unload for practice. Roush Fenway has never won a Nationwide Series race at Daytona so I'd love to be the one to give Jack that victory."

Crew Chief Mike Kelley on racing at Daytona International Speedway:

"Daytona is going to be more of a challenge than it normally is. The new Mustang presents some handling concerns, but we are excited about the new car and working on making it fast. Ricky (Stenhouse) was fast during the test at Daytona back in May so we're looking for more of the same this week. We've got an extra practice session so we'll be able to see how the Mustang reacts to the changes we made after the test. This is a big race for us and our sport so we're going to leave it all out on the track on Friday night."

-source: rfr

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