Stenhouse raced sprint cars at tracks across the Midwest on his journey to NASCAR success.
As other dirt-track racers all around the country are working hard to take the same path as him, the Olive Branch, Miss. native understands just how important it is to keep in touch with his past.
“It’s really important,” Stenhouse said. “I think Kyle (Larson) does the best job of anybody going back and running local short track races, whether it’s dirt or asphalt. I just started a World of Outlaws team with Joey Saldana driving, and that’s a great way to give back. Larson has been doing that for quite some time now, so I’m glad to join the ranks of doing that.
“I enjoy going back and running some midget races and some sprint car races every now and then,” he added. “I think it keeps you sharp, definitely are tough track conditions and tough to go out there and compete, but I think the fans, the drivers really support you over here when you do that.”
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