Stenhouse Jr Wins Talladega Superspeedway

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Ricky Stenhouse Jr on victory lane.

Olive Branch native Ricky Stenhouse Jr. won his first career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway, holding off Jamie McMurray and Kyle Busch.

Stenhouse used a push from Jimmie Johnson on the first lap of the overtime finish to boost ahead of Busch,
side-drafted off McMurray coming off the final corner and blocked his way to a career-boosting win with Roush Feway Racing.

Stenhouse, a local favorite, has been more known at times for his high profile girlfriend Danica Patrick than his


Ricky Stenhouse Sr hugs his son after he wins race at Talladega Superspeedway,

His dad, Ricky Stenhouse Sr., had a little trouble making his way to victory lane Sunday because his golf cart was
stolen the day before.

Sr. was stopped by security as he tried to make his way to his son.

Luckily security was able to verify his identity and took him straight to his son and the celebration.

Stenhouse neighbor, Marie Fuller, who watched Stenhouse grow up, was very excited to hear of his win.
“It makes my day to hear of his win” she said. “He is a wonderful young man and we couldn’t be more proud”.