Ricky Stenhouse Jr. will remain the driver of the No. 47 Chevrolet in the NASCAR Cup Series in 2023, JTG Daugherty Racing announced Friday (June 24). Stenhouse signed a multi-year contract extension to stay with the team.
“We’re pleased to announce Ricky Stenhouse Jr. is returning to the company,” team co-owner Tad Geschickter said in a press release. “Ricky has done a solid job on the racetrack and off the track during Kroger Racing in-store activations for our esteemed partners. We’re continuing to learn the new car and we’re making progress. We’ve led laps, earned stage points and been close to winning this year.”
Stenhouse joined the team in 2020. Since then, he has accrued five top fives and 11 top 10 finishes. The 2023 season will be his 11th full-time in the Cup Series.
Excited to announce that I’ve signed a multi-year agreement with @JTGRacing to continue driving the 4️⃣7️⃣ car!
Nothing but love for this whole team and our great partners, excited for the future 🤝 pic.twitter.com/G0tHfAA9Al
— Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (@StenhouseJr) June 24, 2022
“I’m ready to continue our progress together as a team,” Stenhouse said. “We’ve made some strides with this new car at some tracks and we know there’s some work to do on others. I look forward to that process with the good group of people we have in place at JTG Daugherty Racing. I’m grateful to our partners for giving us an opportunity to continue to make our program better. I’m really happy with the first three years here at JTG Daugherty Racing.”
Overall in his Cup career, Stenhouse has two wins, 20 top fives and 45 top 10s with his best career points finish of 13th in 2017.
This season, Stenhouse has one top five and five top 10s. He finished in second place at the race at Dover Motor Speedway and is currently 24th in the championship standings.
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