Ricky Stenhouse Jr. is ready to resume work in the No.17 Ford Fusion as he travels West to Sonoma Raceway.
After a disappointing run in Michigan, he vowes to bounce back with a solid performance at the 2.52-mile road course in California this Sunday.
Stenhouse’s Sonoma Raceway Cup Record
He made five starts since he first entered the Cup Series full-time in 2013 with Roush Fenway Racing.
Stenhouse’s debut run in 2013 started off from 37th to 27th before finishing 31st the following year.
Although, his highest Sonoma finish was 20th three years ago.
However, his recent stints at this track over the last two years remained the same as his first two Sonoma starts in 2013-14.
- 26th, 2016
- 38th (Crash), 2017
- Five Starts
- 469 of 550 Laps Completed, 85.3%
- Highest Starting Spot: 22nd, June 2017
- Best Finish: 20th, June 2015
- Average Start: 30 & Finish: 24.4
- DNF: One, Crash (June 2017)
- Average Driver Rating: 51
Stenhouse’s 2018 Season So Far.
- 15 Starts
- 4540 of 4695 Laps Completed, 98.8%
- 59 Laps Led
- Highest Starting Spot & Finish: 4th, April 2018 in Bristol
- Two Top 5s, 13.3%
- Three Top 10 finishes, 20%
- Average Start: 13.1 & Finish: 18.2
- DNF: Two, Crash (Daytona 500) & Suspension (Texas)
- He currently sits 16th in the Drivers’ Standings with 327 Points.
- 29th, Daytona 500
- 16th, Atlanta
- 14th, Las Vegas
- 23rd, Phoenix
- 18th, Fontana
- 37th, Martinsville
- 25th, Texas
- 4th, Bristol
- 23rd, Richmond
- 5th, Talladega
- 15th, Dover
- 11th, Kansas
- 10th, Charlotte
- 14th, Pocono
- 29th, Michigan
It’s a shame that Stenhouse experienced hard luck with no fault on his own.
That’s where Kasey Kahne got loose into the rear bumper of Stenhouse before Stenhouse lost control at Turn 2.
Stenhouse now moved on & had some time off during the Father’s Day weekend.
He’s ready to come back stronger ensuring that the No.17 Ford Fusion is qualifying and race day ready.
The expectations are still high for Stenhouse to make sure he gets through each pit stop, surviving carnages & looking for adjustments to keep the car balanced for the entire time.
Stenhouse has plenty of support from Crew Chief Brian Pattie & Spotter Mike Herman Jr. to ensure that he makes it home his way.
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