SunnyD Kicks Off The Season at Atlanta with Stenhouse

SunnyD will adorn the #17 Ford this weekend for the Folds of Honor Quik Trip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, where Ricky Stenhouse Jr. scored his first Cup Series pole award in 2013.

"I'm really looking forward to this weekend, especially since we have SunnyD back on our #17 Ford," Stenhouse said. "Last year, a lot of fans told me how much they liked the bright colors on our SunnyD Ford. We finished 10th at Atlanta last year so hopefully we can have another strong showing this weekend."

Stenhouse has four career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) starts at Atlanta with an average starting position of 13.0 and average finishing position of 20.5. 2013 - Atlanta Motor Speedway is the site of where Stenhouse earned his first career MENCS Coors Light pole award. 2012 - Stenhouse overtook the lead on the final lap from Kevin Harvick to claim the victory in the NASCAR XFINITY series event.

Stenhouse Jr. qualified fifth and consistently ran in the top-10 for a majority of the 325-lap race in 2016. With less than a 100 laps remaining Stenhouse Jr. came to pit-road where contact with another car cost him valuable track position. Despite the misfortune, Stenhouse was able to maneuver his Ford back inside the top-10 when the final caution flag waved sending the race into overtime setting up a green-white-checkered finish. Stenhouse Jr. took the final green flag in the 10th position and was able to hold on to take the checkered flag in 10th place earning his first top-10 finish of the 2016 NSCS season.

The SunnyD "Race with Ricky" Sweepstakes has kicked off and fans simply need to visit www.SunnyD.com to enter. One lucky winner has the chance to win a trip to Charlotte with four friends, where they will race go-karts against the two-time NASCAR champion. In addition to the grand prize winner, weekly winners will receive a SunnyD Racing prize pack that includes a diecast collectable car, team hat, t-shirt, can koozie and mini helmet.

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