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STENHOUSE TRENDING UP…SO IS ROUSH FENWAY
Hate to say I told you so, but back in May when Rick Stenhouse, Jr. went to victory lane at Talladega for his first Monster Energy Cup Series win, I wrote he would not be a "one hit wonder". More specifically on May
Turns out it took Stenhouse only six races before he was back doing a smoke show, doing donuts and bowing to the crowd after grabbing the win in last Saturday night's Coke Zero 400.
"Yeah, it's nice to do that in a short amount of time. You know, not waiting another year and getting it in the same year is really important for us," said the 29-year-old from Olive Branch, MS. " I think it's something that after you win the first one, it was awesome for a week, but then somebody else wins the next week, so it makes you want to continue to win and get back up here in the media center, get back in victory lane, and get everybody talking about your team."
The only bad thing about Daytona was that Jack Roush wasn't there to celebrate his team's 137th win
Now we have to ask if RFR
While their stats are not stunningly better, in 2017 Roush Fenway is noticeably in better shape and has stopped their slide towards mediocrity. Can they match Team Penske or Stewart-Haas Racing in putting Fords out front each and every weekend? No, they can't. The gap, though, has closed and while they may not have built a ladder tall enough to climb totally out of the hole they dug by the end of this season, at age 75 the "Cat in the Hat" is trending upwards.
This is the way it should be as Roush enters the twilight of a career that will land him in the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
Now, he won't have to and it's a feel good story that feels really good.