NASCAR driver lands on his feet after being let go at Roush Fenway Racing
Ricky Stenhouse Jr was set to ride with Roush Fenway Racing through 2021. However, a few weeks ago, he was informed that he would be let go of his contract at the end of this season.
Chris Buescher has been signed to drive for Roush Fenway Racing in 2020. He leaves the JTG Daugherty Racing stables.
That move brought criticism from Kevin Harvick, who’s organization recently became the manager for Stenhouse.
It was tough on Stenhouse, specifically because it was late in the season. It didn’t give him much time to prepare as many teams already have their rosters set for 2020.
However, Stenhouse has since landed on his feet.
Ironically, he’ll take over the seat that Chris Buescher relinquished. Stenhouse will become a teammate to Ryan Preece.
A sponsor and number are set to be announced at a later date. The news has since crashed the team website.
“We’re very fortunate to have Ricky join us next season to continue to elevate our racing program at JTG Daugherty Racing,” stated team owner Tad Geschickter.
“Ricky brings a lot of experience and talent to the team, and we know we can have two Playoff-contending teams next season with him and Ryan Preece at the helm of our cars,” Geschickter concluded.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr on the move to JTG Daugherty Racing
Ricky Stenhouse Jr commented:
“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to join JTG Daugherty Racing next season. To be able to see what Tad, Jodi (Geschickter) and Brad (Daugherty) have built over the years says a lot about the team and the organization both on and off the track.”
“JTG has grown from a small team in a barn to a two-car team with more than 100 employees, and I’m looking forward to joining the family.”
“I’m grateful for the opportunity, and ready to go win races with the ultimate goal of making the Playoffs and competing for a championship,” Stenhouse concluded.