Stenhouse in the Daytona 500
-In 2012, Stenhouse started 21st in his first Daytona 500 and finished a respectable 20th place in his debut.
-With a 12th-place qualifying effort, Stenhouse will start sixth in the second Duel at Daytona, on Thursday, February 21st.
Stenhouse at Daytona:
-Stenhouse has six Nationwide career starts, earning two top-five and three top-10 finishes.
-Stenhouse earned his first career pole at Daytona for the July 2012 Nationwide race.
-Chassis RK-830 is a brand new chassis for the Rookie of the Year contender. After the Daytona test in January, the No. 17 team went to work to build a brand new car.
-Best Buy joined Roush Fenway Racing and the No. 17 car in 2012.
-After many seasons in the sport, they got their first race win at the 2012 Daytona 500.
-Make sure to follow @BestBuy and use hashtag #BestBuy17 in 2013.
Ricky Stenhouse on the Daytona 500: “I’m ready to get back racing. The Daytona 500 race is important for our No. 17 team because it gives you momentum at the start of the season. The No. 17 Best Buy Ford was fast in qualifying and practice, but we need a tad more speed in the draft. The Duels will let us know how our Ford will handle in the draft. I hope we can roll Matt’s Best Buy Ford out of the Daytona USA and roll ours in.”
Crew chief Scott Graves on the Daytona 500: “We need a solid finish in the Daytona 500, as it sets the tone for the season. We will rely on our teammates who ran in the Unlimited to see how the Fords’ handle in the draft. Our Best Buy Ford has been fast on single-car runs, but we need a touch of speed in the draft. So much can happen at Daytona; we need a strong finish in the Duels to start up front in the 500 and hopefully stay out of trouble.”
Team: No. 17 Best Buy Ford Fusion
Crew Chief: Scott Graves
Primary Chassis: RK- 830 – new chassis
Backup Chassis: RK-792 – Last ran during Daytona test
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