Stenhouse Jr. Talladega Preview
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and the No. 17 Blue Team look to avoid the "Big One" this weekend and contend for the win at Talladega Superspeedway Sunday at 2:00 pm EST on NBCSN.
SUNDAY, OCT. 23:
-- 2 p.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Hellmann's 500 (188 laps, 500.08 miles), NBCSN/NBC Sports App (Follow live)
Stenhouse at Talladega Superspeedway
The two-time XFINITY champion has six NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) career starts at Talladega with an average finishing position of 12.8.
Stenhouse has completed 1140 of 1140 laps (100 %) at Talladega.
Last time at Talladega
After sustaining nose damage in a multi-car accident on lap 160, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. lined up in the 14thposition for the final green-white-checkered finish and was on the outside line working his way forward when an accident occurred near the front of the field coming to the checkered flag. His Ford was collected in the accident but Stenhouse was able to slide across the finish line earning a 16th-place finish.
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
All of Roush Fenway’s race cars will carry special ‘pink ribbon Driven logos’ in each of the month’s events.
Stenhouse Jr. on racing at Talladega:
“We’ve had some really fast Fords at the superspeedway races this season. The key to any plate race is you have to be there at the end and stay out of trouble. We have five races remaining this season so our main focus is to finish the season strong and carry that momentum into the off-season.”
Nick Sandler on racing at Talladega:
“Our superspeedway program has definitely been strong thus far this season so I look for that trend to continue this weekend at Talladega. It seems like in the past that we would get caught up in the last lap accident and not get the finish we deserved. Hopefully we can avoid the “big one” and be there at the end to contend for the win.”