Ricky Stenhouse Jr. – Kansas Advance
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. picked up valuable playoff points at the end of stage one in Talladega last weekend but was caught in a late race accident forcing him to settle with a 26th-place finish. With one race remaining in the NASCAR Playoffs Round of 12, Stenhouse is 22 points behind the cutoff line to make the Round of 8.
“I was just running on the bottom and the No. 38 ended up right in front of us,” Stenhouse said afterwards. “It was a bummer. We were working on getting our track position back. I felt like we had a really fast SunnyD Ford to contend for the win and put on a show for all these fans. We’ll go on to Kansas next week and have some fun."
“Kansas is a fast, smooth track, and I enjoy racing there. Kansas has been a good track for us. We are in a hole going into Kansas due to the accident at Talladega, but I think if we can get some stage points and have a solid finish then we could still be in the mix to advance. We definitely aren’t giving up so we’re going to go have some fun at Kansas and give it our all" said Stenhouse Jr.
Stenhouse and the Fastenal No. 17 team head to Kansas Speedway for the Hollywood Casino 400. The race is set for Sunday, Oct. 22. Coverage will begin at 3 p.m. (EST) on NBCSN.