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Ricky Stenhouse Jr. will win his second straight Nationwide Series championship on Sunday if his 20-point lead over Elliott Sadler stands up, but Stenhouse's future lies in the Cup series, where he'll race full-time for the first time next year.
On Wednesday, Roush Fenway Racing announced its driver/crew chief lineup for 2013. For those who expected either Jimmy Fennig (current Cup crew chief of departing Matt Kenseth) or Mike Kelley (Stenhouse's Nationwide crew chief) to lead the 25-year-old driver's foray into NASCAR's top division, the appointment of engineer Scott Graves came as a surprise.
"It's cool to have a crew chief that doesn't have any habits," Stenhouse told the NASCAR Wire Service after the formal press conferences at Homestead. "It's not like I'm coming in and I'm having to adjust to him. He's going to come in and kind of learn what I like, and that's what he's going to roll with.
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Fifth Third Bank and Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., driver of the No. 6 Fifth Third Ford Fusion for Roush Fenway Racing, will be lending their support to Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) by featuring the SU2C logo on Stenhouse's Ford during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series finale of 2012 held at the Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 18, 2012.
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Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. comes into the season’s final race, the Ford EcoBoost 200, at the Homestead-Miami Speedway with a 20 point lead in the standings. He is poised to win his second NASCAR Nationwide Series title in as many years. In two previous starts at the track he has two top 10 finishes, so everything looks good going into the race for his title chances.
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Just before Ricky Stenhouse Jr. embarks on a full-time career in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, he remains on the verge of a whale of a parting gift -- his second straight NASCAR Nationwide Series title.
Stenhouse carries a 20-point lead over championship rival Elliott Sadler into Saturday's season-ending Ford EcoBoost 300 (4:30 p.m. ET, ESPN2), meaning he'll need to finish...
With Matt Kenseth’s move to Joe Gibbs Racing in 2013, his current crew chief Jimmy Fennig will move over to the No.99 of Carl Edwards in 2013. The 59-year-old Fennig will be [...]
The battle in the NASCAR Nationwide Series point standings has been back and forth between Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Elliott Sadler this season. The two drivers have switched the points lead five times.
Sadler says it would be better if they switched for a “sixth time.”
Stenhouse Jr is going into Championship weekend at Homestead with a 20 point lead over Sadler and has all but...
Elliott Sadler has come up with one way to possibly close the gap on points leader Ricky Stenhouse Jr. heading into the Nationwide Series finale.
Sadler says he ''might throw a banana peel under his trailer before the race starts and see if that will help him out.''
It might be the only way to keep Stenhouse from repeating as series champion.
The Roush Fenway Racing...
Roush Fenway Racing has announced that veteran crew chief Jimmy Fennig will lead Carl Edwards and the No. 99 Roush Fenway Sprint Cup team in its championship run in 2013. In addition, up and coming crew chief Scott Graves will lead the No. 17 team and defending Nationwide Series Champion Ricky Stenhouse Jr. during his rookie campaign next season.
“We are excited about this change...