Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. (born October 2, 1987) is an American NASCAR driver. He is a rookie in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, driving the #17 Best Buy / Zest / Fifth Third Bank Ford Fusion for Roush Fenway Racing in the Sprint Cup Series. Stenhouse was the 2010 Nationwide Series Rookie of the Year and won back-to-back Nationwide Series championships in 2011 and 2012 driving the #6 Ford Mustang.
On June 26, 2012, Roush Fenway Racing announced that Stenhouse will drive the No. 17 car in the Sprint Cup Series full-time for 2013, replacing Matt Kenseth.Trevor Bayne is expected to replace Stenhouse in the Nationwide No. 6 car for 2013.
To prepare for the 2013 season, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. has run in the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway where he finished 12th, the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway where he finished 35th because of engines problems; but he was running near the front of the field. He lastly ran in the Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway in which bad luck struck again-he cut a tire and smacked the wall, similar to what happened to Marcos Ambrose two races before, in texas. In all of these races he is going to run in the No. 6 car of Roush Fenway Racing sponsored by Cargill, Best Buy, and Fifth Third Bank respectively. In January, 2013 it was rumored he is dating Danica Patrick