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.
-So far in 2012, Ricky has six wins, 19 top-five, and 25 top-10 finishes.
-Stenhouse is currently first in the NASCAR Nationwide point standings; 20 points ahead of second place Elliott Sadler.
-At Homestead-Miami, Stenhouse will pilot the No. 6 Cargill Beef Ford Mustang.
-Stenhouse has completed 400 of 400 (100%) laps at HMS.
-Stenhouse has an average starting position of 12.0 and an average finishing position of 3.0 at Homestead.
Team: No. 6 Cargill Beef Ford Mustang
Crew Chief: Mike Kelley
Chassis: RK-741 – primary – last raced at Kansas- finished first.
RK–708 – backup – last ran at Iowa – finished fifth.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. on racing at Homestead-Miami Speedway: “I always look forward to racing at Homestead. Homestead is a fast track with multiple grooves allowing you to race from top to bottom. With our success on intermediate tracks this season, I feel confident that we will have a strong showing at Homestead in our No. 6 Cargill Beef Ford.”
Crew chief Mike Kelley on racing at Homestead-Miami Speedway: “Our No. 6 team has had an incredible season. We are heading to Ricky’s favorite track. We have a 20-point advantage but we still have to have a solid performance to win the championship. We’ve had a lot of success on intermediate tracks this season. We are bringing the same car we won with in Kansas so if we execute on pit-road and stay out of trouble I feel confident that we can get our No. 6 Cargill Ford into victory lane.”