Playoff Preview: Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

By Dominic Aragon

September 14, 2017

No matter his performance throughout the playoffs, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. will score a career-high finish in the driver’s standings in 2017.

Making his first playoff appearance, Stenhouse Jr. picked up the first two victories of his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career in 2017 at Talladega Superspeedway and Daytona International Speedway.

Stenhouse Jr. will start the playoffs seeded eighth with 2,010 total points.

“We’ve been searching for [speed] all summer long,” Stenhouse Jr. said. “I do like the tracks coming up. We’ve had good success at them.

“Definitely excited for our first playoffs with Monster as the title sponsor of our series. I think it’s going to be a lot of fun.”

The playoff berth is also Roush Fenway Racing’s first appearance in the playoffs for the team since 2014.



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