Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
48-Year-Old Driver
Roush Fenway Racing
2018 NASCAR Cup Stats Stats
Series
SPRINT
Points
615
Starts
31
Wins
0
Poles
0
Top5
3
Top10
5
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Last year was a career season for the driver of the No. 17 Ford. Stenhouse nabbed a couple victories on the superspeedway circuit and posted nine total Top-10 finishes. It all led to a career-best 13th-place mark in the final driver standings. The entire No. 17 team and c... read more
Last year was a career season for the driver of the No. 17 Ford. Stenhouse nabbed a couple victories on the superspeedway circuit and posted nine total Top-10 finishes. It all led to a career-best 13th-place mark in the final driver standings. The entire No. 17 team and crew chief Brian Pattie return in 2018. It's taken five seasons to turn around this floundering race team, but Roush and Stenhouse have finally started to make some headway. We don't expect any quantum leaps for this driver and team, but another campaign of steady improvements and consistency. Another berth in the Chase for the Cup would be dependent on winning a race. Stenhouse has proven to be a dangerous driver on the superspeedways, so we wouldn't rule out a playoff seeding win.
Car: No. 17 Ford   Crew Chief: Brian Pattie   
Third at Talladega Superspeedway
NASCAR Cup
October 14, 2018
Stenhouse Jr. finished third in the 1000Bulbs.com 500 at Talladega Superspeedway Sunday afternoon.
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  1. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 2018 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 2017 Preseason Outlook
    With the departure of Greg Biffle, Stenhouse now finds himself the elder statesman of this now two-team stable at Roush Fenway Racing. The trend line for this camp hasn't been good, but at least they have some youth to point to in the driving department. Stenhouse is a two-time Xfinity Series champion, but he's yet to make his mark on NASCAR's top division. Now entering his fifth full-time season of competition in the Monster Energy Cup Series, the pressure to perform will be squarely on Stenhouse's shoulders. He posted career-best marks in Top 5s and Top 10s last season with four and six respectively. However, his 21st-place finish in the driver standings is what is most concerning. Unless some major things change in the No. 17 Ford camp, a berth in the Chase is a slim possibility this season.
  3. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 2014 Preseason Outlook
    As we enter season four of the Stenhouse era at Roush Fenway Racing, the young driver comes to a crossroads in his Sprint Cup Series career. Rather than improvement, we've seen some fairly consistent performance marks from the driver of the No. 17 Ford through his first three seasons in NASCAR's top division. Last year he only collected three top-10 finishes and ended up a lowly 25th in the driver standings after Homestead. Those are marks comparable to previous years. The time to improve is now, and the burden is on Roush to give Stenhouse better cars and better guidance. Nick Sandler returns as crew chief for this driver and team in 2016, but both Sandler and Stenhouse will be on the hot seat if they turn in another lackluster performance this season. This is a contract year for the young driver so we believe they'll be some improvement, but not tremendous by any measure.
  4. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 2008 Preseason Outlook
    1. The two-time reigning Nationwide Series champion will take on his first full season of racing in the Sprint Cup Series. Stenhouse takes over the famous No. 17 Ford for the departed Matt Kenseth and he has some pretty big shoes to fill right off. The young driver is not completely unacquainted with the Cup car. Stenhouse made five starts in NASCAR’s top division over the last two years. He’ll use that experience to his full advantage in 2013. When we look back in history and Roush Fenway Racing rookies we’re reminded of David Ragan. The comparisons between him and Stenhouse are striking. In fact, we think their rookie campaigns could be just as similar. Lots of lessons learned and around 7-9 Top-10 finishes for the ROTY candidate.
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Third at Talladega Superspeedway
NASCAR Cup
October 14, 2018
Stenhouse Jr. finished third in the 1000Bulbs.com 500 at Talladega Superspeedway Sunday afternoon.
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Fifth-Place at Talladega
NASCAR Cup
April 29, 2018
Stenhouse Jr. finished fifth in the GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway Sunday afternoon.
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Top-5 Finish in Food City 500
NASCAR Cup
April 16, 2018
Stenhouse Jr. finished fourth in the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway Monday afternoon.
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Practice Crash
NASCAR Cup
March 9, 2018
Stenhouse Jr. crashed in opening practice for the Ticket Guardian 500 at ISM Raceway Friday afternoon. The team will have to pull out and prepare the backup car.
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Fast Opening Practice at Atlanta
NASCAR Cup
February 23, 2018
Stenhouse Jr. was fastest in opening practice for the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway Friday. He turned a fast lap of 186.384 mph.
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