(BROOKLYN, MI) -- Ricky Stenhouse, driver of the #17 EcoPower Ford Fusion, and car owner Jack Roush participated in a press conference Friday, June 13, announcing their involvement with EcoPower re-refined motor oil, produced by Safety-Kleen.
When asked how he would assess the season to date, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. said, "We're always expected to do well. Jack is always expecting us to do well and we expect ourselves to do well. This season we've has some high points and we've definitely has some low points. Last weekend, we got a decent finish at Pocono. The last two races at Michigan in the Cup car last year, we had to 10's going and we blew a right-front tire in the first race and got caught on pit road when the caution came out in the second race, so I feel at Michigan we've got some speed and Jack is the winningest car owner here. " Jack Roush said in response to a question on the increased speed putting more strain on components and parts, "With today's electronically-controlled dynamometers, you've got the opportunity to replicate the duty cycle for an engine on the race track. Doug Yates's most arduous and toughest duty cycles is the Michigan cycle. When I was building the engines in Michigan by myself, that was the cycle I used as well, so if you've got a weakness in your engine, you'll find it a MIS. Either the valvetrain or the bottom end, either one, it's pretty tough."