Stenhouse Goes to Backup after Martinsville Practice Accident

Ricky Stenhouse Jr., driver of the No. 17 Fastenal Ford Fusion, was involved in an accident during today’s second practice session and will be forced to go to a backup for tomorrow’s race.  Here are his comments about what happened.


RICKY STENHOUSE JR., No. 17 Fastenal Ford Fusion – WHAT HAPPENED?  “We had planned on doing like 40 laps and a long run and then come in, making a change and doing another one, but going in turn three I got on the brakes and got wheel-hop, which we haven’t had in two or three races here.  When I first started coming to Martinsville in my career I had a lot of wheel-hop and I actually did that a lot here, so it kind of caught me off-guard that we had it.  It’s been a while since we’ve had it here, so that was a bummer.  We’ll get our Fastenal Ford backup car and get it ready to race for tomorrow. We’ve had really good cars on the long run here.  We’ve got good notes, so we’ll put the setup in there we had last year and go from there.”

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