Originally written on Rubbings Racing  |  Last updated 10/13/14
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. flies past the checkered flag to collect his fourth-career Nationwide Series victory. Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images for NASCAR By: Toby Christie – Follow on Twitter @Tobalical Has anyone come further in this sport in the past three years than Ricky Stenhouse Jr.? Early in his rookie season (2010) his stock was so low, that many were wondering when – not if – Jack Roush would send him packing back home to Missouri. Roush insisted that he believed in Stenhouse, and this confidence is all Stenhouse seemingly needed to turn things around. In the second half of his rookie season he did a 180-degree turn. Friday night in Texas he continued to write the 2012 chapter of what looks to be a promising NASCAR career. Nearly all night long in the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. had the car to beat. There was a 100 lap stretch in the middle of the event where Paul Menard had the race in his grasp, but by the end of the 300-mile race Stenhouse would put...

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