Kansas: Ricky Stenhouse Jr. preview

* The Machine...The No. 6 Ford Fusion will sport the familiar CitiFinancial colors this weekend. CitiFinancial is the primary sponsor for 24 races in 2010 with Stenhouse. The team will use chassis ...

* The Machine...The No. 6 Ford Fusion will sport the familiar CitiFinancial colors this weekend. CitiFinancial is the primary sponsor for 24 races in 2010 with Stenhouse. The team will use chassis #RK-378 at Kansas. This chassis was used at Kentucky in June where Brian Ickler finished 14th. Stenhouse also raced this chassis at Iowa in July and finished 14th and Texas in April finishing 29th.

* Now Appearing...On Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, Stenhouse will visit CitiFinancial Branch #047 at 6921 West 75th St., Overland Park, KS 66204 from 11:00 a.m. -- 12:00 p.m. local time. On Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010, he will sign autographs at the Kansas Speedway Fan Walk from 11:00 a.m. -- 12:00 p.m. local time. Also on Saturday, Stenhouse will appear at the Ford Display from 12:45 p.m. -- 1:00 p.m. local time.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. on racing at Kansas Speedway:

"I am looking forward to Kansas this week. We are taking a car that we think is pretty fast so we should be good right out of the box. Even though this will be my first NASCAR start in Kansas, I do have experience there. In 2008, I finished second in the ARCA race while driving for Roush Fenway Racing. Mike Kelley (crew chief) and the CitiFinancial guys have done a great job all year, especially the last couple of months, and we hope to continue that momentum heading into Kansas. We are all making better decisions and good things are happening."

Crew Chief Mike Kelley on racing at Kansas Speedway:

"Kansas is another mile and a half track that our company typically does well at. Lately, Ricky (Stenhouse Jr.) is getting everything he can out of the car and that's a great sign. I am so proud of the guys on this No. 6 team for digging deep and working hard so we can achieve some of the goals that were set at the beginning of the year. We have two practices on Friday to get the car dialed in and since we don't have to qualify on time, we can work on race set-up. This team is on a roll and we are looking forward to keeping it going in Kansas."

-source: rfr

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