Another NASCAR Cup Series driver has set his schedule for the 2022 season. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. will return to JTG Daugherty Racing for a third season, driving the No. 47 Chevrolet for the team’s first year as a one-car operation. On Thursday, Sept., Stenhouse provided an update for
. 30, during a press conference with members of the media. He talked about going to Talladega, a track where he’s won before, and how it’ll be different approaching the superspeedway knowing it’ll be the last time in the current generation of stock cars. Stenhouse then confirmed that he has extended his contract with JTG Daugherty for another year. During the session, Stenhouse told Fox Sports reporter Bob Pockrass and other media members, “[I’m] definitely back in the JTG Daugherty Racing 47 Kroger car.” “I’m very pleased about that.” Something we’ve been putting off for a while, just waiting for everything else to fall into place. Obviously, race teams have a lot of moving parts, especially when it comes to transitioning to a completely new car and making sure we have everything lined up. ”
Stenhouse Must Finish the 2021 Season First
Before taking over as the primary driver for JTG Daugherty Racing, Stenhouse must first complete his 2021 schedule with teammate Ryan Preece. On October 3, the two drivers will compete at Talladega Superspeedway before heading to Charlotte Roval on October 10. Texas Motor Speedway (October 17), Kansas Speedway (October 24), and Martinsville Speedway (October 31) will round out the schedule. On November 7, the season will come to a close with the championship race at Phoenix Raceway.
While Stenhouse did not reach Victory Lane in the No. 47 car during the 2021 season, he did finish in the top 20 twice as many times as he did in 2020. On March 29, he finished second in the Bristol dirt race, and on June 20, he finished sixth at Nashville Superspeedway.
“Our team has had a busy few months and they are continuing to work hard,” Stenhouse said. We want to finish the year on a high note, as we have been. One thing we’ve been proud of this year is our consistency, which is better than it was last year, and we’re hoping to build on that in the remaining races. ”
Stenhouse Will Reintroduce a Classic Scheme for Talladega
Stenhouse will compete for his second career victory at Talladega Superspeedway. The track is 66 miles long. He’ll do so while bringing back a classic scheme that he’s shown off before, both with JTG Daugherty Racing and Roush Fenway Racing. On Wednesday, September 29, the team behind the No. 47 revealed that Stenhouse would be driving the SunnyD car. The YellaWood 500 will be the second time in 2021 that the stock car will wear the bright colors, with the first being on June 6 at Sonoma Raceway.
$00 Stenhouse debuted the SunnyD scheme at Talladega Superspeedway on April 14, 2019. He competed in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 1000Bulbs at the Alabama track in the No. 17 Roush Fenway Ford Mustang. 500 com. Stenhouse started seventh and finished ninth at Talladega, his eighth top-10 finish in the series.
In 2021, the SunnyD car will almost certainly be on display throughout the race. Stenhouse has a history of winning at Talladega, and he’ll most likely do so again on October 3. He will also be featured on the NBC broadcast because he is wearing a WHOOP band.
The fitness tracker’s manufacturer has provided live updates during multiple NASCAR races, including Aric Almirola’s, Denny Hamlin’s, and Daniel Suarez’s heart races, among others. While fighting for the win, Stenhouse will be the latest to show off his vitals. “It’s fine..”
During the media session on September 30, Stenhouse explained, “I always wear a heart rate monitor in the race car, when I workout, during the week.” “Now, to be able to see that broadcast live on television will be incredible..” I always review my data, download it, process it after the race, and then send it to my coach. He bases my workout program on my heart rate in the race car, and we try to replicate that in the gym. READ NEXT: Busch Series Champion Greg Biffle Teases Return to NASCAR