Story By: Dalton Bishop
The Pride of Olive Branch, Mississippi and a guy by the name of Ricky Stenhouse Jr. picked up his first career NASCAR Monster Energy Series win yesterday afternoon at the famed Talladega SuperSpeedway. Stenhouse Jr. got his start racing at a young age racing Sprint Cars and Midgets, and on his free time he drives for The Clauson Marshall team in the 17BC Midget.
The History of Clauson Marshall
After the death of a very talented driver from Noblesville, Indiana (Bryan Clauson) Tim Clauson the father of Bryan knew that Bryan would want him to continue to go to the race track. So Tim and Richard Marshall the owner of Priority Aviation teamed up for the 2017 season to run some races and continue Bryan’s dreams, and Ricky happens to be one of their drivers on his free time.
Stenhouse “Parks it”
The Roush Fenway driver finally got over the hump Sunday afternoon winning the Geico 500. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Climbed from his Fifth Third Bank, Roush Fenway #17 machine with a big smile on his face. The first to greet him was Roush Fenway and then his Girlfriend and fellow competitor Danica Patrick. When asked what has been the biggest difference from this year to last year he said “This is for all the guys at the shop, we have been terrible for a longtime this year every race we are getting better and better”. “We knew that Talladega was a good race track for us, its been a good one in the past”. “Man I’m just glad we “Parked it” for my buddy Bryan Clauson he was with there on that last lap”! Stenhouse also won the pole the day before and donated that money in honor of Bryan Clauson to the Driven2SaveLives program and he talked about that. “He was one of my bestfriends and we lost him last year and he was an organ donor, And for him to save a lot of lives after he had passed it really opened our eyes to make sure we help push that message along and so everybody go to Driven2SaveLives and check it out its pretty cool”. “Its neat to see what Bryan has done off the race track since he’s not with us anymore he won A LOT on the track thats for sure and we are gonna go and try to “Park It” in victory lane today”. And Stenhouse did as he had hoped he “ParkedIt” for Bryan Clauson.