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Encore: Can Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Now Join One of NASCAR’S Most Exclusive Clubs?

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. almost wrecked his way out of his Nationwide Series ride in 2010 by crashing out in four of the season's first 10 races.

So much so that team owner Jack Roush not only literally sat Stenhouse down for a long talk, Roush then figuratively backed it up by sitting his young driver for two races to ponder what his future both with RFR and in NASCAR may or not be.

Roush got his message across to Stenhouse in his own inimitable way, and the Olive Branch, Miss., native responded—not only saving but also definitely altering the direction of his career.

And the rest, as they say, is history.

Stenhouse responded to Roush's prodding and roared back, not only winning last year's Nationwide Series ch...

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