If race fans want to know the definition of perseverance, they need to look no further than today’s Kansas Lottery 300 win by Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Stenhouse, who has finished in the Top 10 in two previous starts at Kansas Speedway, battled back from being two laps down to take the checkered flag as Kyle Busch ran out of fuel on the final stretch of the last lap of a green-white-checkered. To top off the win, a few of Stenhouse’s family members were in the Kansas Speedway grandstands to watch his win today.
“Today was a never say die day,” said Roush Fenway owner Jack Roush. “We probably didn’t deserve to win this race today, but we’ve lost a lot of races we should have won so we’ll take it.”
“That was a total team effort. I didn’t see the win coming like this but we will take it,” said Stenhouse. “It was in front of a great crowd. I can’t say enough about the fans coming out and supporting us. It is a lot of fun to run in this series and especially to come to Kansas.”
The win moved Stenhouse to win within six points of point leader Elliott Sadler with three races remaining in the NASCAR Nationwide Series.
Joey Logano, who finished third in the Kansas Lottery 300, continued his Kansas Speedway success as he posted his fifth top-10 finish in five races. For rookie Austin Dillon, who finished second in the Kansas Lottery 300, he posted his first top-five finish at Kansas Speedway.
And what does Roush think about the Hollywood Casino 400 tomorrow?
“The race track got better as the day went on today and I think tomorrow it will be a great race and the race fans will really enjoy it.”
Tickets for the Hollywood Casino 400 are available and can be purchased by calling 866.460.RACE (7223), online at www.kansassspeedway.com, or at Ticket Booth B at Kansas Speedway.
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