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Stenhouse Jr. Looks for Success at the Monster Mile

Stenhouse Jr. Looks for Success at the Monster Mile

September 29, 2016

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and the No. 17 Fastenal Blue Team head into the weekend looking to tame Miles the Monster at Dover International Speedway.  Live racing action of the Citizen Soldier 400 can be seen on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. EST on NBCSN.

TV Schedule

FRIDAY, SEPT. 30:

ON TRACK: Dover

-- 10-11:25 a.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series first practice, NBCSN
-- 3:40 p.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coors Light Pole Qualifying, NBCSN

SATURDAY, OCT. 1:

ON TRACK: Dover

-- 10:30-11:25 a.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series second practice, CNBC
-- 1:30-2:20 p.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series final practice, NBCSN
 
SUNDAY, OCT. 2:

ON TRACK: Dover

-- 2 p.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Citizen Soldier 400 (400 laps, 400 miles), NBCSN

ADVANCE NOTES

Stenhouse Jr. at Dover International Speedway
Stenhouse has eight career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) starts at Dover with an average starting position of 18.2 and average finishing position of 20.1.
Combined with XFINITY starts, Stenhouse Jr. has a total of 14 career starts at the Monster Mile.

Last time at Dover
After being collected in an 18-car accident with less than 50 laps remaining, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. salvaged a 14th-place finish with his damaged Ford.

On the Car
Fastenal is currently in its fifth 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.

Breast Cancer Awareness
Starting at Dover, each of the Roush Fenway Racing cars will carry a pink ribbon on the C post to bring awareness to breast cancer for the entire month of October.

Stenhouse Jr. on racing at Dover:

“Dover is a tough track. It definitely lives up to its nickname the ‘Monster Mile’. The turns are unique because you drive up out of them, close to the wall. We’ve had some solid runs at Dover in the past so hopefully we can continue that streak this weekend.”

Nick Sandler on racing at Dover:

“Dover is a tough one-mile track. The rough concrete surface is really tough on your car. We will focus on qualifying trim on Friday because track position is so crucial at Dover. We are down to the final eight races which we need to finish off the year strong. Fuel mileage and pit strategy tend to be a factor at Dover so if we can stay on the lead lap then hopefully we can leave Dover with another strong finish.”

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