Race Weekend Central

The Underdog House: Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Slips and Slides to Top 5 at Bristol

Ricky Stenhouse Jr., driver of the #47 Kroger/Irish Spring Chevrolet, waits on the grid prior to the NASCAR Cup Series Food City Dirt Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 17, 2022 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

(Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Ricky Stenhouse Jr.’s car came to life in the final stage of the Food City Dirt Race as he scored his third top-10 finish of the season.

The Underdog House: Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Leads List of NASCAR COTA Comebacks

Nascar Cup Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. staged one of several COTA comebacks for NASCAR underdogs in the 2023 event. He ran seventh, his first top 10 since winning the Daytona 500.

Couch Potato Tuesday: Fontana Doubleheader Brings a Stark Difference

2023 Fontana Auto Club Christopher Bell Ricky Stenhouse Jr Joey Logano Alex Bowman Five Wide Salute Logan Riely Getty

(Photo by Logan Riely/Getty Images)

There was a distinct lack of energy for much of the Cup broadcast Sunday. Like everyone was just going through the motions as if the weekend was a letdown.

The Underdog House: No Daytona Aftereffects for Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

Nascar Cup Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

2023 Daytona 500 winner Ricky Stenhouse Jr. kept the good times rolling with a 12th-place finish Feb. 26 in Auto Club Speedway’s Pala Casino 400.