Time to drag out this soapbox again. Kenseth has driven #17 now for close to 15 years. Stenhouse has run for the Championship in the #6 car this year and last, and when he's run Cup it's been in the 6.. Roush had dibs on both numbers. Why not just change the team's number to 6 for 2013?
Sponsors wanted to keep the 17. Best Buy is back for 12 races, Fifth Third Bank back for 4, Zest is back for an unknown amount of races (probably 4). RFR says they have sponsorship for 70% of the season (if you do the math, it'd be 25 races). So with 20 races sponsored, I'd say they have another sponsor signed too. Wouldn't you know that Cargill is sponsoring Ricky at Dover in the Cup race this weekend? Maybe they will do 5 Cup races next season?