Fastenal To Pull Double Duty Weekend in Sprint Cup Series and Xfinity Series
Fastenal, the primary sponsor of Ricky Stenhouse Jr. in the No. 17 Fastenal Ford, will adorn the hood of both NASCAR Sprint Cup and Xfinity cars this weekend. Fastenal will return to the track at Texas Motor Speedway with Stenhouse Sunday afternoon in the AAA Texas 500 along with Bubba Wallace in the No. 6 Fastenal Mustang in the Xfinity Series on Saturday afternoon in the O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge, both races will be on NBC.
Friday, Nov. 6
12:30 p.m., NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice, NBCSN
2 p.m., NASCAR XFINITY Series final practice, NBCSN
6:30 p.m., NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coors Light Pole Qualifying, NBCSN
Saturday, Nov. 7
11 a.m., NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice, CNBC
12:15 p.m., NASCAR XFINITY Series Coors Light Pole Qualifying, NBCSN
2 p.m., NASCAR Sprint Cup Series final practice, NBCSN
3 p.m., NASCAR XFINITY Series Countdown to Green, NBC
3:30 p.m., NASCAR XFINITY Series O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge, NBC
Sunday, Nov. 8
1:30 p.m., NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Countdown to Green, NBC
2 p.m., NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 , NBC
Bubba Wallace – Fastenal Texas Advance
Wallace at Texas Motor Speedway
Bubba Wallace will make his second start at Texas Motor Speedway in the NASCAR XFINITY Series on Saturday afternoon. In his first start at the 1.5-mile track earlier this season, Wallace started eighth, led three laps, and finished sixth.
In four NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts at Texas Motor Speedway, Wallace has a best start of seventh (June 2014) and a best finish of sixth (June 2013). In addition, Wallace led 51 laps at the 1.5-mile track in the Truck Series.
On the Car
The No. 6 Ford Mustang carries the Fastenal colors this weekend in Texas.
Over the past 47 years, Fastenal has grown from a small-town fastener shop, to a thriving regional business, to North America’s largest fastener distributor, to the world’s most efficient supplier of OEM, MRO, and construction products. Fastenal operates nearly 2,700 stores spanning all 50 states and 20-plus nations.
Recapping Kansas Speedway
Bubba Wallace, driver of the No. 6 Ford EcoBoost Mustang, earned an 11th-place in the NASCAR XFINITY Series event at Kansas Speedway after starting the race in a back up car.
Bubba Wallace on racing at Texas Motor Speedway:
"It was nice to have some time off after the long summer stretch of racing, but I am ready to get going again in our Fastenal Ford. We had a great car at Texas earlier this year, and I'm looking forward to building on that. We've got three races to close out this season. I'd love to get a trophy and end the year building momentum for next season."
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. – Fastenal Texas Advance
Stenhouse at Texas Motor Speedway
Stenhouse has five NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) starts at Texas Motor Speedway (TMS) with an average starting position of 19.4 and average finishing position of 24.0.
Stenhouse knows how to get to victory lane at TMS. In 2012, he held off Sprint Cup veteran Denny Hamlin to claim his first victory at Texas Motor Speedway in the NASCAR XFINITY Series.
Last time at Texas
After overcoming two pit-road penalties and battling back from three laps down, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. led the Roush Fenway Racing efforts driving his Ford to a 15th-place finish.
On the Car
Fastenal is currently in its fourth season as a primary partner in the NSCS for Roush Fenway. They spent three years on the No. 99 before jumping over to the No. 17 entry, and were the primary partner on the No. 60 XFINITY team that captured the owner’s championship in 2011.
The No. 17 team has two Texas natives. Eric Wallace, the rear tire carrier, is from Austin, Texas and Kenny DeGuisto, the underneath mechanic, is from Garland, Texas.
Stenhouse Jr. on racing at Texas:
“Texas is one of my favorite tracks. Eddie Gossage (TMS track president) and his team really know how to put on a good show for the fans. We’ve seen improvements on our cars at the past couple 1.5 – mile tracks that we have raced at so I’m optimistic about this weekend. We have three races remaining in the season so we need to end the year strong and carry that momentum into the off-season. Based on our past couple of races, I’m confident that we will have a solid run in our Fastenal Ford.”
Nick Sandler on racing at Texas:
“We have definitely seen improvements with our 1.5-mile track program so I think we should have a strong showing this weekend at Texas. After Martinsville, we need to bounce back this weekend and keep gaining points. Earlier this year we made a few mistakes on pit-road so if we can have a mistake free race, I believe we will leave Texas with another top-15 finish.”