Ricky Stenhouse Jr. sits in 15th place on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup standings as the Series heads to Talladega to race at the Superspeedway on May 7. He didn’t start the season fast with a 31st, 13th and 33rd finish at Daytona, Atlanta and Las Vegas, respectively. However, two consecutive top-10 finishes in his most recent races have the 29-year-old trending in the right direction.

Stenhouse joined Knox Bardeen to talk NASCAR, what’s been working of late and a transforming driving scene. Here were some of the topics:

  • What’s been clicking over Stenhouse’s last four races. He finished 10 at Martinsville, 14th in Fort Worth, ninth in Bristol and fourth last week in Richmond.
  • Stenhouse’s best finishes this season have been on short tracks. What has to happen to translate that success to the longer tracks?
  • Stenhouse explains the new point system.
  • As the Series lands in Talladega this week, what’s Stenhouse’s biggest memory there?
  • Thoughts on the retirement of Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  • With so many of NASCAR’s elder statesmen retiring in recent years, does Stenhouse feel any pressure to step up his game with so many young guns looking to take over top-dog status?
  • Stenhouse talks rivalries and feuds.

Click below to hear the entire conversation with Stenhouse…



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