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Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

Kellogg\'s Pop-Tarts

United States
Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Team: Kellogg\'s Pop-Tarts Nationality : United States Birthdate : October 2nd, 1987 - Age 25 Birthplace : Olive Branch, MS, United States Residence : Cornelius, NC, United States Championship : 1 Races : 75 Winner : 3 Pole Positions : 3 First Ten : 46 Points : 654 Car Number : 6 Twitter : http://www.twitter.com/StenhouseJr Website : http://www.stenhousejr.com

Biography

For 2009, he began competing in partial schedule in the Nationwide Series at events that conflicted with the Sprint Cup schedule. He had his first Top 10 finish at Kentucky Speedway when he finished ninth. At the following race in Milwaukee, he led 46 laps in the later stages of the race and finished fifth.

2010 was a up and down year for Stenhouse. After crashing out of four out of the first ten races of the season, Stenhouse was replaced by Brian Ickler for three races and Billy Johnson drove at Watkins Glen. After taking on veteran Mike Kelly as crew chief, Stenhouse immediately responded with a third place finish at Daytona. He proceeded to take seven top tens and was locked in a tight battle for Rookie of the Year (ROTY) with Brian Scott. With Scott struggling after his release from Turner Motorsports, Stenhouse took the ROTY award after a fourth place finish at Homestead.

On May 22, 2011, Stenhouse held off charges from Carl Edwards and Brad Keselowski for the final 18 laps to claim his first win in the John Deere Dealers 250 at Iowa Speedway, his 51st start in the Nationwide Series. Stenhouse had dominated the Kroger 200 at Lucas Oil Raceway before being passed by Brad Keselowski late in the race. Stenhouse took his second Nationwide win at Iowa in August, again holding off teammate Carl Edwards, but in a more bizarre fashion as Stenhouse's engine blew coming off of turn 4. Edwards subsequently rear ended his teammate, pushing him across the line to the win.

At the end of the 2011 season, having scored sixteen top-five finishes, Stenhouse won the Nationwide Series championship by 45 points over Elliot Sadler.

Statistics 2012

  Race Place Date Team Standing
Position
Position Points Total
1 Daytona Daytona Feb. 25 Kellogg\'s Pop-Tarts 10 19 25 25
2 Phoenix Phoenix Mar. 3 Roush Fenway Racing 25th Anniversary 2 3 41 66
3 Las Vegas Las Vegas Mar. 10 Ford EcoBoost 6 1 48 114
4 Bristol Bristol Mar. 17 Blackwell Angus Beef/Cargill 3 6 39 153
5 Fontana Fontana Mar. 24 Roush Fenway Racing 25th Anniversary 10 2 43 196
6 Texas Texas Apr. 13 Kellogg\'s Pop-Tarts 3 1 47 243
7 Richmond Richmond Apr. 27 Kellogg\'s Pop-Tarts 6 4 40 283
8 Talladega Talladega May 5 Kellogg\'s Pop-Tarts 2 3 42 325
9 Darlington Darlington May 11 Kellogg\'s Pop-Tarts 1 6 39 364
10 Iowa Iowa May 20 Kellogg\'s Pop-Tarts 3 1 48 412
11 Charlotte Charlotte May 26 Ford EcoBoost 4 26 18 430
12 Dover Dover Jun. 2 Kellogg\'s Pop-Tarts 4 32 12 442
13 Michigan Michigan Jun. 16 Roush Fenway Racing 25th Anniversary 20 25 19 461
14 Road America Road America Jun. 23 Ford EcoBoost 11 11 33 494
15 Kentucky Kentucky Jun. 29 Kellogg\'s Pop-Tarts 5 8 37 531
16 Daytona Daytona Jul. 6 Kellogg\'s Pop-Tarts 1 2 42 573
17 Loudon Loudon Jul. 14 Kellogg\'s Pop-Tarts 3 5 39 612
18 Chicago Chicago Jul. 22 Hellmann\'s 16 3 42 654