Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 9/1/14
When the cameras stopped rolling and the accolades ended at the NASCAR Nationwide/Camping World Truck series banquet at Miami's South Beach in November, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Austin Dillon stood admiring one another's championship bling. The 20-somethings could just as easily have been comparing fraternity rings. After all, Stenhouse and Dillon will be forever intertwined as part of an elite society of stock car racers. Unlike the majority of graduates, however, Stenhouse and Dillon finished at the top of their class. And with "NASCAR title" topping their resumes, the future is bright for both the drivers and the sport. What differentiates these youngsters from top champions in other sports is their humility and appreciation for the opportunities they have been given. While Stenhouse and Dillon came from different backgrounds, each driver received tremendous support from family and owners along the way to mold these champions for the challenges that lie ahead. Stenhouse's tria...
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