Homestead: Ricky Stenhouse Jr. preview

* The Driver...Ricky Stenhouse Jr., who leads the Raybestos Rookie of the Year standings by eight points, will make his first career NASCAR Nationwide Series start at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Saturday afternoon. * The Machine...The No. 6 Ford...

* The Driver...Ricky Stenhouse Jr., who leads the Raybestos Rookie of the Year standings by eight points, will make his first career NASCAR Nationwide Series start at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Saturday afternoon.

* The Machine...The No. 6 Ford will have the familiar blue, red and silver of longtime sponsor CitiFinancial this weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway. CitiFinancial is the primary sponsor for 24 races in 2010 with Stenhouse. The team will use chassis #RK-378 in Homestead. Stenhouse used this chassis four times in 2010. It was most recently at Texas Motor Speedway earlier this month where he started seventh, led 27 laps and finished 11th.

* Now Appearing...On Thursday, Nov. 18th, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. will be appearing at the CitiFinancial Branch on 18515 South Dixie Highway, Cutler Bay, Fl 33157 from 10:30 a.m. -- 11:00 a.m. local time. He will also be at the Homestead-Miami Speedway Ford Display for a Q&A session on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010 from 1:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. local time. Both appearances are open to the public.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. on racing at Homestead-Miami Speedway:

"I can't believe this is the last race of the year. I have learned so much and look forward to ending the year with another solid run. The car that we are taking is one of the best we have so we should be fast right off the truck. I have never raced at Homestead before but Mike (Kelley) has a lot of experience and success there so I will lean on him. I also plan on talking to Carl (Edwards) about the line around there and I look forward to what he says. I also hope to clinch the Raybestos Rookie of the Year title with a solid run. It's our main focus right now."

Crew Chief Mike Kelley on racing at Homestead-Miami Speedway:

"I am looking forward to Homestead this weekend. We have had great success there and there is no reason to believe we won't end the season with our best finish. Personally, I have had this race circled since the beginning of the season. Even though Ricky has not been to Homestead-Miami Speedway, I am very confident we'll have a car that will be fast all weekend. We are taking the same car that we had in Texas (led 27 laps) but we've made it even better. As a company, Homestead has been a place where we have turned heads and I have no doubt that we will do the same thing this weekend."

-source: rfr

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Ricky Stenhouse Jr. , Mike Kelley