Ricky Stenhouse Jr: “If I pull into the pit stall and they start using electric Dewalt pit guns — It doesn’t matter. As long as it’s the same for everybody.”
NASCAR has announced a lot of changes and there’s been a lot going on over the past few weeks and months. Of those include a NASCAR All-Star restrictor plate aero package, a title sponsor renewal, never ending pit gun issues and inspection changes.
How does a NASCAR driver stay up to date with what’s going on? Or do they pay attention to it at all?
Ricky Stenhouse Jr stays up to date via the drivers’ council. He thankful that he’s not in the council as he doesn’t technically have to keep up to date with any of it. Stenhouse would prefer to just show up to the track and get to work.
“I’m not in the driver council so I don’t really have to pay attention to any of it. The drivers that are in the council kinda keep us updated and send out stuff to us when things are getting ready to be announced.”
2018 NASCAR Drivers’ Council: Kevin Harvick, Brad Keselowski, Jimmie Johnson, Aric Almirola, Joey Logano, Kyle Busch, Ryan Blaney, Martin Truex Jr, Ty Dillon and William Byron.
“The pit gun issues… I have no clue what’s happened to some of the pit guns. My team has fortunately been ok so far with pit guns.”
“The areo package, I think I found out a day before it went out. We were actually in a meeting at the shop and I was talking about things I wanted to try to get our mile and a half program better — Things I wanted to build for the All-Star race in Charlotte.”
“They were like, ‘I think it’s gunna be a little different than what you think.’ So, I found out about that.”
“As far as really paying attention to it, no I don’t. I show up to the track and get in the car. If I pull into the pit stall and they start using electric Dewalt pit guns — It doesn’t matter. As long as it’s the same for everybody.”
What do you think of the new aero package?
“I think it’s interesting. We’ll have to see how it plays out.”
“I think the racing will probably be a lot closer. When you reduce the speeds, the handling isn’t as big of an issue. So, the racing will be probably a little more intense.”
“We’ll just have to see how the fans like it. I think that’s the biggest thing that we want to do is make sure that the fans enjoy our races.”