Stenhouse proves he isn't a fluke: The US Cellular 250 Review

Ricky Stenhouse Jr., driver of the No. 6 RickyvsTrevor.com Ford crosses the finish line to win, ahead of Carl Edwards, driver of the No. 60 Fastenal Ford, after colliding on the final lap during the NASCAR Nationwide Series U.S. Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway on Aug. 6 in Newton, Iowa. Credit: Jason Smith/Getty Images for NASCAR via nascar-assets.americaneagle.com


How do you like that?  Ricky Stenhouse Jr is now a two time Nationwide Winner.  Stenhouse beat out the only Cup driver on hand, Carl Edwards, to do it.  Edwards showed no respect for the now favorite Championship contender.  More then once it appeared that Edwards tried to put Stenhouse in to the wall, and Stenhouse returned the favor by almost putting Edwards in the wall. 

The fact that Stenhouse is also a Roush Fenway driver seemed lost on Edwards.  In my book, Carl is quickly being known as a sore loser.  I'm not saying he should move over for Stenhouse, but he needs to race him clean.  If you can't beat a guy by being faster, or more talented, then you don't deserve to beat them. 

Stenhouse did have a little luck on his side as his car blew up just as he reached the start/finish line with Edwards right on his tail. This race has made it even more intriguing going forward with the Championship this year as Stenhouse has raised the bar.

Results and Points after the JUMP!

 

Fin Str Car Driver Team Laps Status
1 4 6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. RickyvsTrevor.com Ford 250 Running
2 17 60 Carl Edwards(i) Fastenal Ford 250 Running
3 1 2 Elliott Sadler OneMain Financial Chevy 250 Running
4 18 7 Josh Wise iRacing.com Chevy 250 Running
5 11 88 Aric Almirola Ragu/HyVee Chevy 250 Running
6 16 32 Reed Sorenson Dollar General Chevy 250 Running
7 8 09 Kenny Wallace American Ethanol/Iowa Corn Toyota 250 Running
8 12 66 Steve Wallace 5-hour Energy Toyota 250 Running
9 9 18 Michael McDowell(i) Pizza Ranch Toyota 250 Running
10 13 33 David Mayhew(i) Rheem/Menards Chevy 250 Running
11 5 20 Drew Herring SportClips Toyota 250 Running
12 22 62 Michael Annett Northland Oil Toyota 250 Running
13 7 38 Jason Leffler Great Clips Chevy 250 Running
14 10 11 Brian Scott Shore Lodge Toyota 250 Running
15 20 70 Scott Wimmer Foretravel Motorcoach Chevy 250 Running
16 14 87 Joe Nemechek D.A.B Constructors, Inc. Toyota 250 Running
17 27 51 Jeremy Clements Clements Racing Engines Chevy 250 Running
18 19 19 Mike Bliss TriStar Motorsports Chevy 250 Running
19 15 30 Mikey Kile AccuDoc Solutions Chevy 249 Running
20 34 39 Joey Gase Agrigold Seed Ford 248 Running
21 24 15 Timmy Hill # Lilly Trucking Ford 248 Running
22 28 40 Charles Lewandoski # Key Motorsports Chevy 247 Running
23 23 23 Robert Richardson Jr. North TX Pipe Chevy 247 Running
24 3 22 Sam Hornish Jr. Discount Tire Dodge 245 Running
25 2 16 Trevor Bayne 3M Ford 243 Running
26 36 14 Eric McClure Hefty BlackOut/Reynolds Chevy 238 Running
27 38 52 Tim Schendel Marr Promotions Chevy 216 Rear Gear
28 21 81 Blake Koch # Daystar.com Dodge 214 Accident
29 6 31 Justin Allgaier Brandt Chevy 187 Running
30 29 28 Derrike Cope MAXelence.com Chevy 123 Vibration
31 33 01 Mike Wallace Iowa 80 Truckstop Chevy 99 Accident
32 39 89 Morgan Shepherd Victory In Jesus Racing Chevy 78 Suspension
33 43 13 Jennifer Jo Cobb # TenForJen.com Dodge 66 Engine
34 32 02 Jamie Dick(i) VivaAutoGroup.com Chevy 46 Accident
35 37 41 Matt Carter Lilly Trucking Chevy 37 Start and Park
36 42 74 Mike Harmon IPT Pellet Grills Chevy 20 Start and Park
37 30 49 Mark Green Jay Robinson Racing Chevy 17 Start and Park
38 40 75 Johnny Chapman Fastwax.com Ford 11 Start and Park
39 26 46 Chase Miller Key Motorsports Chevy 8 Start and Park
40 41 71 Carl Long Lilly Trucking Ford 7 Start and Park
41 31 42 Tim Andrews Key Motorsports Chevy 5 Start and Park
42 35 47 Brian Keselowski(i) Key Motorsports Chevy 4 Start and Park
43 25 44 Jeff Green TriStar Motorsports Chevy 3

Start and Park

 

 

It was a great run for Josh Wise.  He finally is showing why Dale Earnhardt Jr took a chance on him.  Ricky Stenhouse is your new points leader this week, and he's putting some distance on the rest of the field.  Here's how they shake up.

Pos Car # Driver Points Wins
1 6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 787 2
2 32 Reed Sorenson 775 1
3 2 Elliott Sadler 758 0
4 88 Aric Almirola 710 0
5 31 Justin Allgaier 704 1
6 38 Jason Leffler 677 0
7 09 Kenny Wallace 674 0
8 66 Steve Wallace 608 0
9 62 Michael Annett 598 0
10 11 Brian Scott 596 0

 

Nothing much happening in the Owner Points fight.  Reed Sorenson is doing everything he can to win Turner Motorsports a Owner's Championship:

Pos Car # Owner Points
1 18 Joe Gibbs 829
2 32 Sandra Turner 804
3 60 Jack Roush 794
4 6 Jack Roush 787
5 33 Delana Harvick 758
6 2 Delana Harvick 758
7 22 Roger Penske 738
8 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 710
9 31 Steve Turner 704
10 20 Joe Gibbs 699

 

And the locked in driver for Watkins Glen:

Pos Car # Owner Points
31 89 Morgan Shepherd 339
32 40 Curtis Key Sr. 316
33 52 Jimmy Means 314
34 41 Rick Ware * 243
35 12 Roger Penske * 197
36 13 Jennifer Jo Cobb * 142

 

Next week we head to Watkins Glen for some great Road Course Racing.  We get another chance to see the Road Ringers vs. the Nationwide Guys.  Join us later in the week for a preview of the event.  Enjoy!

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