Found November 19, 2012 on NESN.com:
HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Ricky Stenhouse Jr. left little doubt that he’s ready for a promotion. Stenhouse became the sixth driver to win consecutive championships in NASCAR’s Nationwide Series. He finished sixth Saturday in the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, edging Elliott Sadler for the title. “A lot of people put a lot of effort into this and I’m just the lucky guy who gets to drive it,” said Stenhouse, who is replacing Matt Kenseth in the Sprint Cup Series next season at Roush Fenway Racing. Stenhouse finished his final Nationwide season with six wins. About the only drama in the finale was whether he would play it safe. He did, but not without a few close calls. His spotter even had to remind him several times over the final 10 laps to avoid potential pitfalls. Stenhouse eventually obliged, but only after he held the push-to-talk button down on his steering wheel to drown out all the chatter in his helmet. “I don’t ride around,” Stenhouse said. “That’s not how we got in thi...
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