Ricky Stenhouse Jr. said last week that he hoped to run a full Nationwide Series schedule in 2012, but indicated such plans hadn't been confirmed. That confirmation all but came on Wednesday night courtesy of team co-owner Jack Roush. Roush, speaking on XM Satellite Radio host Claire B Lang's "Dialed In" show, hinted strongly that reigning series champion Stenhouse will be back for a full Nationwide season in the #6 car of Roush Fenway Racing.
"I think that's been announced," Roush said. "If it hasn't been, I'll have somebody yelling at me, but Ricky is the reigning Nationwide champion and for him to have a chance to repeat, that would be good for his career and it would be good for Roush Fenway and good for Ford Motor Company." Roush mentioned no sponsorship for the No. 6 Nationwide car but suggested that Stenhouse's future at RFR is on solid footing. SPEED