Ricky Stenhouse Jr. has signed a multi-12 months contract extension with JTG Daugherty Racing to remain the driver of the No. 47 Chevrolet.
“We’re delighted to announce Ricky Stenhouse Jr. is returning to the enterprise,” co-proprietor Tad Geschickter claimed. “Ricky has finished a strong task [on and off the track], during Kroger Racing in-retail outlet activations and for our esteemed partners. We’re continuing to find out the new motor vehicle and we’re building development. We’ve led laps, acquired stage points and been shut to profitable this yr.”
JTG Daugherty Racing is co-owned by Tad and Jodi Geschickter, Gordon Smith, and Brad Daugherty.
Stenhouse, a two-time Cup Series winner and former Rookie of the Year, joined the workforce in 2020 following 7 many years driving for NASCAR Hall of Fame crew owner Jack Roush. In 88 races with JTG, Stenhouse has attained 26 major-15 finishes and sat on the pole for the 2020 Daytona 500.
“I’m all set to carry on our development alongside one another as a staff,” Stenhouse reported. “We’ve produced some strides with this new automobile at some tracks and we know there’s some do the job to do on other individuals. I look ahead to that course of action with the great group of folks we have in position at JTG Daugherty Racing. I’m approach to our associates for offering us an chance to carry on to make our method greater. I’m really content with the very first three years here at JTG Daugherty Racing.”
Stenhouse is 24th in the Cup Series position standings going into Nashville Superspeedway (Sunday, 5 p.m. ET, NBC) with 5 prime-5 finishes. By way of 16 races, Stenhouse has established a new large for top rated-10 finishes in a single season with the No. 47 workforce. His greatest complete was a second-put at Dover Motor Speedway.
“We’re hoping for an additional excellent concrete monitor run at Nashville like we experienced at Dover where we concluded 2nd with our No. 47 Kroger/The Frozen Farmer Camaro,” Stenhouse claimed. “This model of racetrack has been much better for us than some of the other kinds and I appreciate Nashville. It was a actually very good keep track of for us past year, but of course it is a fully various motor vehicle. The biggest issue for us is to have a fantastic observe session on Friday and make certain we have a automobile that handles great and is easy on the tires for our race.
“It’s likely to be hot at Nashville,” ongoing Stenhouse. “I appreciate the heat that influences the bodily side in the motor vehicle and then the lack of grip the vehicle has on the observe. We ended up equipped to arrive absent with a robust run there previous yr. We come to feel assured we can do the same with this new auto on Sunday.”