Ricky Stenhouse Jr from the JTG Daugherty Racing is going to embark on a new era. He is part of the 2022 NASCAR cup series season as the sole driver of his team. The team is trying to change the trajectory of Stenhouse after the two struggling seasons. So Stenhouse is very excited because Tad Boyd from Hendrick sports is coming to serve as his eyes from above. He will certainly be a great boost for the Daugherty team. Its been a busy week for the team and they are continuing to work hard. He and his team are trying to finish this year with consistent performance.
The thirty-four-year-old stock car racing driver is competing full time in the NASCAR Cup Series. He is driving the car No. 47 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. Also in 2011 and 2012, he won the back-to-back Nationwide Series Championships. In 2020 he got a fast start by winning the pole for the Daytona 500. But he nearly lost the 2020 GEICO 500 to Ryan Blaney by spinning Aric Almirola a hundred yards from the finish line. In this match, he nearly won but was .007 short.
Here find out all the details about Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and know whether he can make it to the end of the 2022 series season.
Can Ricky Stenhouse Jr. make it to the end of the season?
In a normal year ranking within five points of Brad Keselowski, 10 races into the NASCAR Cup Series season will be a suitable thing for a handful of drivers. But during these situations, NASCAR may not strip Keselowski of 100 points for a rule infraction.
Thirty-two drivers have come in all 10 races and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. is in the 31st place on the all points list. The player is two points behind Harrison Burton a rookie from Wood Brothers. But one issue with Stenhouse is that he performs well on superspeedways. That is why he crashed at Daytona, Atlanta, and Talladega. He scored combined points of 43 here. At a minimum, he was able to leave 75 points on the table. There is 10th place at Fontana and 21st at Las Vegas. So he did not complete better than 27th anywhere.
The Dougherty allowed Ryan Preece to go as he cannot run a second car without a charter for a year. So the company has had one victory and 21 top-10 finishes in 14 years. The company Chip Ganassi Racing had 15 wins in 16 seasons. They also have a pair of charters when it started to operate in 2021.
If JTF is still working with Stenhouse with his two wins in 338 from 2017, it does not mean that the team has given up. It sold its charter for $12 million to $15 million. Also, their act of moving a person into the No. 47 Chevy at midseason shows to the sponsors that JTG is still in the game. It is still competitive.
NASCAR Notebook of Rickey Stenhouse Jr. is interesting to anticipate but we have to wait and see how he performs.
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