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(Eds: With AP Photos.) By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer Kenzie Ruston stood out as the only woman on the podium when the NASCAR Next field was revealed last weekend at Iowa Speedway.
Ruston didn't make it there because she's a girl.
The 21-year-old Ruston has established herself as one of the brighter prospects in the sport. She is currently eighth in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East series standings, and last week NASCAR selected her as one of 13 young drivers to be highlighted through its Next promotional program.
''It's a validation of her talent and her ability, and even more than that, her potential,'' Turner Scott Motorsports co-owner Harry Scott said.
Ruston's goal her rookie season with Turner Scott Motorsports was to push for top-5 finishes by the end of the year. But she's already had three so far, each time eclipsing the previous record K&N finish for a woman (sixth place by Danica Patrick in 2010).
''I definitely di...
BEST OF MAXIM
KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – With the conclusion of last weekend’s Party in the Poconos 400 at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway, Danica Patrick, driver of the No. 10 GoDaddy Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR), has been to all 23 tracks that host NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
Pocono was the last facility where Patrick had yet to compete in Sprint Cup, NASCAR Nationwide Series or IZOD IndyCar...
Photo Credit: DanicaRacing.com
Our Lady in Green took on the Tricky Triangle for the first time in her career last weekend at Pocono Raceway. What was first thought to be a great weekend for Patrick started out to be another great learning experience.
Patrick was running near the top-20 in the closing laps of the race but ended the day in 29th after getting shuffled back during the...
Danica Patrick was near the top-20 in the closing laps of the Party in the Poconos 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race Sunday at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway, but she was shuffled back during two late-race restarts and finished 29th.
Patrick, driver of the No. 10 GoDaddy Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR), was running 21st in her first career start at Pocono when the green flag flew...
NASCAR driver Jason Leffler was killed in a crash at Bridgeport Speedway in New Jersey yesterday. He was 37 years old. Leffler was racing at “Night of Wings.”
Leffler flipped on the front stretch and had to be extracted from his car. He was then taken to Cooper Trauma Center where he later died from injuries sustained in the accident, according to New Jersey State Police.