Stenhouse Jr. stays with JTG-Daughtery Racing for at least several more years

LEBANON, TENNESSEE - JUNE 25: Ricky Stenhouse Jr., driver of the #47 Kroger/Entenmann's Chevrolet, drives during qualifying for the NASCAR Cup Series Ally 400 at Nashville Superspeedway on June 25, 2022 in Lebanon, Tennessee. (Photo by Logan Riely/Getty Images)

Martin Truex Jr. wasn’t the only driver with contract news on Friday. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. revealed he had re-signed with JTG-Daugherty Racing in a multiyear deal whose specific terms were not disclosed.

Stenhouse has two career victories, both recorded on superspeedways with Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing in 2017. Through 16 races this season, he has posted one top five (a runner-up finish at Dover) and is 24th in the series standings.

Nevertheless, Stenhouse thinks he and JTG-Daugherty are a good fit, and he believes the Next Gen race car introduced this season will help elevate the team’s performance.

“I really have enjoyed my time at JTG-Daugherty Racing,” said Stenhouse, who joined the organization in 2020. “I feel like we haven’t had the end results, points-wise. But I feel like we’ve had so many bright spots throughout our first few seasons together.

“I feel like with this new car—we were hoping to have it last year (before the COVID-19 pandemic intervened) and continue to build on that. Obviously, this is the first year with it. So I know for me and the way this car has been, I feel like at certain race tracks we kind of have it figured out.

“And then there are other race tracks where we’re pretty out to lunch, and we’re still looki