Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Looks to Break Out in Familiar Territory


Ricky Stenhouse Jr. is looking to use his experience at Nashville Superspeedway to gain an edge that could get him his first win of the season.

Stenhouse, whose five career races in Nashville are his most at any track on the circuit, feels that his extra time on the course has provided him with the knowledge needed to run well.

"It gives me a lot of confidence going back there," Stenhouse said. "Even though we didn’t get the finish we wanted earlier this year, we were pretty fast. … I feel like it’s going to be a good place to get back on track. I don’t have to learn the track, so it’ll be full speed ahead as soon as we get there."

It's an edge that Stenhouse hopes can bring some results that have eluded him so far this season. In 12 races in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, he has no wins and only one top-10 finish. These kind of numbers have made Stenhouse and the rest of his team eager to get some results.

"Normally, he is learning the track during the first part of practice, but since he’s run in Nashville before, we’ll be able to hit the ground running as soon as we unload," said Mike Kelley, Stenhouse's crew chief.  "While we still have to qualify on time, I feel confident we’ll be fast right off the truck, so we should be good to go there.”

The NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Nashville is June 5 at 7:30 p.m. ET. Stenhouse will be driving the white No. 6 Ford Fusion as Stenhouse will run the race unsponsored.

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