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Ricky Stenhouse Jr Hopes To Keep His Dominance In Iowa

Ricky Stenhouse Jr hopes to turn his season around this upcoming weekend at Iowa.

In his past visits to Iowa Speedway,  Stenhouse has captured three straight Nationwide Series victories. The first two of those victories were in his championship season in 2011.

Iowa Speedway is a track that has been good to Stenhouse; it is a track that has given him a couple of his firsts in his career. Back in 2009 Stenhouse captured his first NASCAR Nationwide Series pole, which came at Iowa in his sixth career start.

Two years later Stenhouse won his first Nationwide Series race in the first of the two races at Iowa. He would continue to dominate at the track by completing the sweep at Iowa with his second win at the track in the same season. His two wins at the track helped Stenhouse to capture the 2011 Nationwide Series championship.

In 2012 Stenhouse still kept his winning streak at Iowa alive when he won the spring race.

Heading into the final season race at Iowa, Stenhouse will be going to the track looking for his fourth consecutive victory. He hopes to become the latest driver to win four consecutive races at a NASCAR track. The last driver to do so was Kyle Busch at Texas Motor Speedway from 2008-2009, he even won a fifth time the following year.

Earlier in the season Stenhouse was the Nationwide series points leader, Iowa could be the turn around to the season he is looking for.

Stenhouse will be making is final visit to Iowa Speedway this upcoming weekend since he will be moving up to the Cup Series in 2013. Stenhouse will go from driving the No.6 car into the No.17 replacing a departing Matt Kenseth from Roush Fenway Racing. The weekend could be his last chance to race and win at Iowa since the cup series does not race at the track.

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