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While his girlfriend, Danica Patrick, has overshadowed him for most of the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup season, on Friday afternoon it was time for Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. to show the NASCAR world who wears the pants in the relationship.
Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. captured his first Coors Light Pole Award at Atlanta Motor Speedway Friday afternoon after deciding he needed to listen to his car owner, Jack Roush, and run the bottom of the line.Stenhouse’s lap was 189.688 mph on the 1.54 tri-oval just outside of Atlanta, Georgia.
“When we unloaded the car, we weren’t very good,” Stenhouse said. “We kept making changes, making big changes, and got it where we needed to be.”
Juan Pablo Montoya (188.539) and Denny Hamlin (188.533) earned spots on the second row. The rest of the top 10 was Jeff Gordon, Matt Kenseth, Martin Truex Jr., Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kyle Busch and Jimmie Johnson.
No one was sent home with 43 cars entering the race, while Brian Vickers, who qu...
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Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the No. 88 for Hendrick Motorsports will have a special paint scheme on his Chevrolet this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway for the AdvoCare 500.
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Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. finally got a first in his rookie season. It was his first Coors Light Pole Award, which he won Friday night for Sunday’s AdvoCare 500 from the Atlanta Motor Speedway. Stenhouse is making his 30th career start, 25th on the season, was happy with the accomplishment. “It’s[...]
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. wanted to run at the top of the track.
His car owner told him to stay on the bottom.
Good thing the rookie listened.
Stenhouse won the first Sprint Cup pole of his career Friday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway, turning a harrowing lap of 189.688 mph on the 1.54 tri-oval.
His previous best qualifying effort of a difficult first full Cup season was third at...
Sitting 27th in points might not be where Danica Patrick envisioned she would be at this point in the season, but now that we’re hitting tracks for the second time her finishes should improve. Building that playbook of notes she and crew chief Tony Gibson can use. “The first time[...]
It's difficult to tell a driver to slow down.
But after Martin Truex Jr. fractured his right wrist last weekend in an eight-car wreck at Bristol Motor Speedway, the driver of the No. 56 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota understands the quickest route to recovery "is just rest."
"There is some exercise stuff that I've been doing," Truex said. "I got...
The tough guy award of the week goes to Martin Truex Jr., who brought his No. 56 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota home third in Sunday night's AdvoCare 500 behind winner Kyle Busch and Joey Logano.
In the process, Truex held on to a wild-card spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. The final Chase field will be set next weekend, but for now, Truex is in.
What was especially impressive...
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. won the pole for the AdvoCare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The 1.5mile Atlanta Motor Speedway serves as the second to last race of the NASCAR Sprint Cup regular season.
It is Stenhouse’s first career Cup Series pole. Carl Edwards will start along side him.
On Sunday 43 drivers will run the 500 mile race which consist of 325 laps.
Coverage of the...
Martin Truex Jr. was not the only driver that injured his hand Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Denny Hamlin was also injured. He told Sirius/XM’s Dialed In show that he caught his right hand in the steering wheel and hurt it in the same wreck that broke Truex’s wrist with 52 laps to go.
Hamlin said he’s currently wearing a splint on his thumb, which is black and blue...