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NASCAR: Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Finding Success Through Past Failures

Things were so bad for Ricky Stenhouse Jr. in 2010 that he was actually benched by team owner Jack Roush for a pair of Nationwide races. His struggles on the track could have easily destroyed his confidence and even cost him his job, but Stenhouse Jr. is using the low point of his career to become a title contender in 2011. The turnaround began during the second half of the 2010 season when Stenhouse notched a pair of top-five finishes and closed the year with back-to-back top-10s. The momentum has carried over to this season, and he and his No. 6 team has opened with an eighth-place run at Daytona, seventh-place effort at Phoenix and an eighth-place performance at Las Vegas. His hot start has him just two points behind Reed Sorenson for th...

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