Ricky Stenhouse Jr. has once again proven he is one of the drivers to look up to in the cup series provided he has the right car with him as the No:47 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 to the second consecutive top 10 finish in the cup. This is the JTG Daugherty Racing team’s first consecutive top 10 after the first two races of 2022.
Despite riding with the Dover P2 momentum until the final stages of the race the whole weekend was a spiral of disappointing results for the driver as he was only able to secure a P24 at the qualifying after being the 11th fastest in the practice and his unfortunate set of result continued as he was only able to gain just a solo position at the end of stage 1 of Goodyear 400.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was able to find his rhythm and climb to the top 10 in the final stage as he drove his way to the top avoiding the chaos that was taking place on the track and even surviving the nine-car pile-up at the 262nd lap. He kept his nerve and held on to his top 10 positions on the track finishing at 8th at the chequered flag.
Now Ricky Stenhouse Jr. has come forth acknowledging how he and the team fought for a top 10 finish at one of the notorious tracks in the schedule.
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Find out what Ricky Stenhouse Jr. said
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. acknowledged that his team made out of the unfortunate start of the race to the top 10 in a car that wasn’t a top 10 material. He went on to say he and his team made a lot of adjustments and strategies after a poor start and claimed that if there was more green flag racing he would have finished in the Top 5.
“We came out on the bad end of that deal. Unfortunately, but a great battle for our team. We definitely didn’t have a top 10 in us to start, but we made one out of it,” Ricky Stenhouse Jr. said.
“It was a battle. We definitely weren’t very good to start and kept making a lot of adjustments and had a really good strategy. I felt like if it would have gone green, we could have had a top five. I still feel like we had the opportunity when it was all said and done,” Ricky Stenhouse Jr. said.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. went on to say that he is satisfied with the Top 10 finish and will move on to Kansas next week keeping the momentum up saying “You can’t complain too much about back-to-back top 10s with the way we started the season. We thought we would be a little better here than what we were, but we’ll take another top 10 and move to Kansas,”.
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