Ricky Stenhouse Jr. ‘parked it’ to end drought for Roush Fenway Racing
“A lot of hard work from (crew chief) Brian Pattie, Steve (Newmark) and Jack (Rousch) and everybody at the shop to continue to put race cars out there and continue to give us the resources, and man, it’s awesome to finally finish it off.” Looking back at the journey leading up to his first win, Stenhouse hopes it paves the way for a similar path taken by fellow Ford Performance driver Joey Logano.
I just needed to find the speed in the cars and get the organizational prowess to be able to do timely development that was acceptable to NASCAR, and I knew it would come together.” The win was special in more ways than one for Stenhouse, as he paid tribute to late friend Bryan Clauson in Victory Lane.
“This year, every race we’re getting better and better,” Stenhouse said.
“We knew that Talladega was a good race track for us.
And that’s just the legacy I feel like Bryan left upon all of us.” Another cool moment for Stenhouse was when girlfriend, Stewart-Haas Racing driver Danica Patrick, joined him in the victory celebration.
She’s been so supportive and knows how hard that I’ve worked, and to have her there was really awesome.” Stenhouse and the No.
“My confidence has been really high all year,” Stenhouse said.
“We know what race tracks we need to work on.
“We’re continuing to strive to make our cars better,” he added.
“I feel confident that guys back at the shop, Brian and everyone, there’s not many teams that pay attention to the details I feel like that the No.