Kentucky: Brian Ickler preview

* The Driver...Brian Ickler, who has made two starts in the No. 16 for Roush Fenway Racing, will make his debut in the No. 6 Ford Fusion this weekend at Kentucky Speedway. This will be his fourth career start at the 1.5-mile Tri-Oval. In 2009, the...

* The Driver...Brian Ickler, who has made two starts in the No. 16 for Roush Fenway Racing, will make his debut in the No. 6 Ford Fusion this weekend at Kentucky Speedway. This will be his fourth career start at the 1.5-mile Tri-Oval. In 2009, the San Diego, Calif.-native started fourth and finished 21st in his only Camping World Truck Series race at Kentucky Speedway. He also has two top-five finishes and a pole in two ARCA starts in 2009 at Kentucky Speedway.

* The team will use chassis #RK-378 in the Meijer 300. In April, Ricky Stenhouse started fifth and finished 29th with this chassis at Texas Motor Speedway.J

* Now Appearing...Ickler will be signing autographs at Kentucky Speedway from 2:30 p.m. -- 3:30 p.m. local time at the Nationwide Mobile Display on Saturday, June 12, 2010.

* Getting in on time...The No. 6 Roush Fenway Racing team sits 34th in NASCAR Nationwide Series owner point standings after 13 races and must qualify on time at Kentucky Speedway. The top-30 teams are locked into the event.

Brian Ickler on racing at Kentucky Speedway:

"I am looking forward to getting in the No. 6 car and working with crew chief Mike Kelley. The guys work so hard on preparing fast cars and I'm just fortunate enough to have another opportunity to get behind the wheel of a Roush Fenway Racing car. I have been to Kentucky in both the truck series and in an ARCA car, so I am pretty familiar with the place. Last year I qualified on the pole in an ARCA race which gives me a lot of confidence for this weekend. We just need to keep all the fenders on it and finish the race and I think if we do that, it will be a successful weekend. I can't wait to get to Kentucky."

Crew Chief Mike Kelley on racing at Kentucky Speedway:

"I am looking forward to going to Kentucky this weekend and working with Brian (Ickler). He's a good, young driver that has proven himself in every series that he's raced in. Traditionally, Roush Fenway Racing has been good on the mile and a half tracks and Kentucky fits that bill. Our cars have plenty of speed and I am confident that Brian will be competitive right off the truck. We will have to focus on our qualifying set-up a little more this week."J J Brian Ickler's NASCAR Nationwide Series Career Totals

-source: rfr

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Brian Ickler , Mike Kelley
Teams Roush Fenway Racing