Stenhouse and fellow Roush Fenway development driver Trevor Bayne were still digesting the news of Edwards' multi-year re-signing with Roush Fenway and where that leaves their futures with the team. If Edwards had left it would potentially have left the #99 seat open for one of them to step up to Cup in 2012, but now the team is looking congested at the top level.
"The ideal situation for myself is to run another full season in Nationwide and a part-time Cup deal," insisted Stenhouse. "I don't want to jump in too early and kind of get in over my head."
In related news, the crew chief on Stenhouse's race-winning #6 Nationwide car was handed a $2,500 penalty after the car failed pre-qualifying checks, being found to have used non-specification lugnuts.
The crew chief of Eric McLure's #14 was also fined for the same violation. As the problem was discovered before qualifying, no points sanction was involved for either driver, and the penalty does not affect Stenhouse's dramatic race victory.