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Ricky Stenhouse a future champion?

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01:32 PM ET 03.12 | Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. is already a winner. He has two NASCAR Nationwide Series Championship wins, he drives for Roush Fenway Racing and recently took over the No. 17 Ford in the Sprint Cup Series, and he is dating the most popular woman in racing, Danica Patrick. Stenhouse, Jr. dominated the Nationwide Series in 2011 and 2012, and he is already taking the Sprint Cup Series by storm. Stenhouse, Jr. isn't quite used to all of the attention but that all may change. If he continues to perform well and possibly compete for a win this season, he will be getting more attention for his skills on the track than his skills that captured the girl. Well on his way to capturing the Rookie of the Year Award, it wouldn't be a surprise if, in a few years, the name Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. is followed by Sprint Cup Series Champion.

Beyond the Flag

Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., Jerry Markland/Getty Images Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., Jerry Markland/Getty Images
March 13, 2013  01:03 AM ET

no

March 13, 2013  10:39 AM ET

He's got better potential and skills than that other rookie that he's boffin LOL
HMS and affiliates go after the media hyped drivers like Danica and Jr, while Roush goes after the skilled drivers. Roush was foolish to let Kenseth go, but maybe Stenhouse can fill his shoes someday.

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March 13, 2013  11:05 AM ET

As sure as the Good Lord made little green apples, this story is pure fiction. Roush made a mistake letting Matt move on but Ricky is never going to fill those shoes.

March 13, 2013  11:09 AM ET

Who are the other 4 women in the top 5 of the most popular in racing?

March 13, 2013  11:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Who are the other 4 women in the top 5 of the most popular in racing?

I guess you have Danica as #1 so I will list the ones I like.
Sarah Fisher
Erin Crocker
Milko Duna
Melanie Troxel
Ashley Force
That's a total of 6 and not in any particular order. I guess I would put Ashley Force as #1. I'm more of a NHRA fan than Nascar or open wheel.

March 13, 2013  11:37 AM ET

I'd rather read about the possibility of him being a future champion that the possibility of he and Patrick "making like minks and raising rugrats".....

March 13, 2013  11:54 AM ET

Thats a pretty big assumption being made by Beyond the Flag.

Pullin out and headin up to Bristol - where loaded and ready!!!

March 13, 2013  11:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

I guess you have Danica as #1 so I will list the ones I like.Sarah FisherErin CrockerMilko DunaMelanie TroxelAshley ForceThat's a total of 6 and not in any particular order. I guess I would put Ashley Force as #1. I'm more of a NHRA fan than Nascar or open wheel.

Milka not Milko and she is pretty stunning......

March 13, 2013  01:54 PM ET
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HMS and affiliates go after the media hyped drivers like Danica and Jr, while Roush goes after the skilled drivers..

Yeah, that's it. That must be why HMS has all of those championship trophies...media hype. Do a quick check and tell me..who has more overall series championships..Roush and his "skilled drivers" or HMS and their "media hyped drivers"?

Yeah...that's what I thought.

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March 13, 2013  03:12 PM ET

Who knows.. it could happen.. stranger things have happened in Nascar

March 13, 2013  05:28 PM ET

stenhouse and champ dont quite sound right.........looks like a lot of comments got wiped out today.........i hope my buddy float is still around.............i heard they knocked a few accounts off.......

March 13, 2013  08:32 PM ET
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Yeah, that's it. That must be why HMS has all of those championship trophies...media hype. Do a quick check and tell me..who has more overall series championships..Roush and his "skilled drivers" or HMS and their "media hyped drivers"?Yeah...that's what I thought.

good point.. um till danica. Please tell me you don't think danica in sprint is bc of production? Johanna long is a better driver than her. With jr and others its about there talent, but with that girl who can barely see over the steering wheel, its about some dollars and attention for a couple of years till it runs its course. Her being a coca cola driver is a complete joke. That commercial cracks me up. She looks so tiny in that seat ( of course they put her in the front seat) but she looks 15 in that commercial. Soon this joke will be over in a couple of years . Thank God

 
March 14, 2013  12:12 AM ET

looks like a few of my rowdy friends are gone........

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