June 23, 2021

by a NASCAR fanatic - not affiliated with NASCAR

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Roush Fenway Racing has reached contract extensions with three of Ricky Stenhouse Jr.’s primary sponsors through 2021.

Fastenal will remain the anchor sponsor and has been with the team since it paired with Carl Edwards in 2010. Stenhouse was partnered with Fastenal in 2015. Fifth Third Bank was on Stenhouse’s car last year when he won his first two Cup races, at Talladega and at Daytona in July. The third company, SunnyD, was Stenhouse’s sponsor at Bristol, his first top-10 finish of the season.

Also Tuesday, NASCAR fined Stenhouse’s crew chief Brian Pattie because Stenhouse’s car had a loose or missing lug nut following Stenhouse’s fourth-place finish at Bristol. Stenhouse briefly challenged for the lead but faded in Monday’s race to his best finish since last July.

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