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Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Inks Contract Extension with JTG Daugherty Racing

Stenhouse will continue as the driver of the No. 47 JTG Daugherty Racing entry for the 2025 NASCAR Cup Series campaign and beyond.


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Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. has secured his position in the NASCAR Cup Series for the long-term, inking a multi-year contract extension that will see him remain the driver of the No. 47 JTG Daugherty Racing entry for the 2025 season and beyond.

A native of Olive Branch, Mississippi, Stenhouse first joined forces with the single-car operation at the start of the 2020 season, after spending seven years driving for Roush Fenway Racing — which has since been rebranded to RFK Racing.

“When I joined this team in 2020, I knew both the team and I were capable of putting the No. 47 in victory lane. Although I wish it came sooner, winning the DAYTONA 500 last year proved that we can win together,” said Stenhouse. “We have a fantastic group of guys at the shop, great management, solid partners, and an ever-improving program. I’m very excited to continue my relationship with the team, I think everyone will be pleasantly surprised to see what we have in store for the future.”

The 36-year-old racer has been a mainstay in the NASCAR Cup Series since 2013, embarking on his 412th start at NASCAR’s top level in Sunday’s AdventHealth 400 at Kansas Speedway.

Stenhouse is a three-time winner in the NASCAR Cup Series, including a victory in the 2023 Daytona 500, a triumph that propelled JTG Daugherty Racing to a record-breaking season with two top-five and nine top-10 finishes, ultimately scoring a 16th-place finish in point standings.

“I am looking forward to continuing with Ricky as our driver of the no. 47. He has been an asset to our team on and off the racetrack since joining us in 2020,” said JTG Daugherty Racing team owner, Gordon Smith. “Winning the DAYTONA 500 was a huge accomplishment for our small team, and I know we have more trips to victory lane in our future with Ricky at the wheel.”

In 155 NASCAR Cup Series starts with JTG Daugherty Racing, Stenhouse has recorded eight top-five and 22 top-10 finishes while driving the No. 47 Chevrolet.

“We are very excited to have Ricky locked in for years to come. Ricky has continued to grow and thrive as a competitor and he, along with the rest of our race team are pushing hard to get the 47 back into victory lane,” added team co-owner Brad Daugherty.

The contract extension marks the first domino – albeit a small one – to fall in the 2025 NASCAR Cup Series silly season landscape.

Photo Credit: Will Bellamy, Racing America

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