EL SEGUNDO, Calif.
- May 21, 2021
-- Ricky Stenhouse Jr., NASCAR driver for JTG Daugherty Racing, believes staying properly hydrated helps him perform and recuperate faster, during and after a grueling race. "I think hydration has been overlooked by a lot of people," says Stenhouse Jr. "Until I started using the FluidLogic hydration system, I realized I had also been overlooking the advantages of being properly hydrated. With our races being three to four hours long, staying hydrated is difficult. FluidLogic is a nice tool to have for me to be able to drink throughout the race and helps remind me to drink with the indicator light."
Stenhouse Jr.'s No. 47 Chevrolet NASCAR Cup Car is outfitted with the FluidLogic hydration system that feeds fluid through the air hose that is connected to his helmet via the Coaxial Maglock magnetic coupler. He is able to program the system to indicate via an LED illuminated button on his steering wheel when it's time to take a drink. Pressing the button activates the system and squirts water from a nozzle mounted around his in-helmet microphone. "Using the FluidLogic app on my mobile phone, I have my timer set to flash at me every two minutes, and give me that reminder to drink," says Stenhouse Jr. "Incorporating it into the Maglock system has been really nice to use, as the hydration hose runs through my air channel, keeping the fluids cooler than they would be from a normal water bottle."
After using the system for the past three seasons, Stenhouse Jr. can feel the difference in his body. "I feel so much fresher when I get to the end of a long, hot race," he says. "Being able to drink while under a long green flag is key in NASCAR Cup races and eliminating the crew guys giving me water during pit stops allows them to focus more on their duties too. On Monday mornings after a Sunday race, I also feel really good and am able to get into the gym and start putting in the work for the following week."
FluidLogic components have more than five years of testing and development, enduring the most extreme racing conditions from the dust and heat of Baja to the Brickyard at Indianapolis. For more information on the FluidLogic hydration system, visit http://www.fluidlogic.com