Ricky Stenhouse Jr Announces Wonderful News Ahead of Cup Series Finale

Published 11/06/2021, 1:58 AM EDT
FORT WORTH, TX – APRIL 16: Ricky Stenhouse Jr., driver of the #6 CitiFinancial Ford, stands next to his car during practice for the NASCAR Nationwide Series O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 16, 2010 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by John Harrelson/Getty Images for NASCAR)


Earlier this week, Ricky Stenhouse Jr became a very happy man. Ahead of the Cup Series finale at the Phoenix Raceway, he and his partner went on a small hiking trip in Arizona. Apparently, this trip had a purpose, because at Cathedral Rock, Stenhouse Jr got down on one knee and popped the question.

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Obviously touched by this romantic gesture, his partner Madyson Joye happily accepted the proposal. The happy couple even shared a toast to their future together. Needless to say, the driver and his new fiancee will be enjoying the brief respite before the Phoenix race.

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This weekend though, the JTG Daugherty Racing driver will head into the race in a very good mood. Without a doubt, his engagement will be a massive morale booster. Whether it will translate into an inspired on-track performance, is anybody’s guess. Nevertheless, Ricky Stenhouse Jr will want to end the year on a high note.

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What lies ahead for Ricky Stenhouse Jr?

To be honest, his future is secure, since he recently re-signed with the JTG Daugherty Racing team. Unfortunately, it came at the cost of Ryan Preece, since the outfit decided to downsize to one car for 2022. In any case, Stenhouse Jr has more than proven his worth on a variety of occasions in 2021. Even Preece has delivered some decent performances and will be hoping to stay on in the Cup scene with another team.

PHOENIX – APRIL 09: Ricky Stenhouse Jr., driver of the #6 Roush Fenway Racing Ford, looks on from the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Nationwide Series Bashas’ Supermarkets 200 at Phoenix International Raceway on April 9, 2010 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images for NASCAR)

In fact, he has a best finish of second at the Bristol dirt race. Aside from that, he has had a handful of race finishes in the Top 20, with one Top 10 finish of sixth place at New Hampshire. Now, the 34-year-old is expected to compete with the outfit again in the 2022 season. However, he has to see off the current season, and it all starts with this final race of the 2021 calendar at Phoenix Raceway.

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Dhruv George

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Dhruv George is a senior Motorsports author for EssentiallySports, having authored nearly 12000 articles spanning different sports like F1, NASCAR, Tennis, NFL, and eSports. He graduated with a PG Diploma in Journalism from the Xavier Institute of Communications. Dhruv has also conducted interviews with F1 driver Pierre Gasly and Moto2 rider Tony Arbolino.

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