Magic really does exist in the Land of Oz. Raging back from lagging behind a whole two laps, Oakley NASCAR Star Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. claimed his sixth triumph of the season – and his eighth career victory – at the Kansas Lottery 300 Nationwide Series race this past weekend. Following a dramatic green-white-checkered-flag finish, stretching the event six extra laps beyond its original 200, Ricky plowed his way to front of the pack in the final turn as then-leader Kyle Busch used up all his fuel. The improbable result became a reality as his car charged through a collision with Joey Logano on-track. “The guys did an awesome job getting the car back together, and we never gave up,” Ricky said, rocking his Oakley Batwolf eyewear. “Mike made great calls and adjustments to fix how the car drove with the damage, and it was still one of the fastest cars out there. I didn’t see the win coming like this, but we will take it.”
Many are learning their lesson the hard way: Don’t sleep on Clint Bowyer. Oakley’s NASCAR Star, shocking the field with a couple of victories already this season, made another power play with his impressive triumph at Charlotte this past weekend. The win places himself and the Michael Waltrip Racing Team in position to solidly challenge for the coveted Sprint Cup. ‘‘It’s fun to walk to Victory Lane, that’s the best walk you could ever have,’’ Clint said, rocking his Oakley eyewear, racing fire suit, boots, gloves and base layer.