Posted June 12, 2013 on AP on Fox
(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 didn't expect this this early. But it's defini...
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