Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Net Worth
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. is a stock car racer and that’s his main source of income. Stock car racers are among the highest-paid sportspeople in the world but they all get different salary margins despite racing on the same track. So with all said and done how much does Stenhouse earn and how much is his net worth?
His recent salary and contract fee have been off the public reach but according to Spotrac.com his total net worth as of 2015 was $14,268,062.
Who is Ricky Stenhouse Jr.?
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. born Richard Lynn Stenhouse Jr is a talented American stock driver driving full-time in NASCAR Cup Series. The Olive Branch, Mississippi native drives the #47 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for JTG Daugherty Racing.
Stenhouse Jr. has established himself as one of the top stock drivers rising from the National Series all the way to the NASCAR top-tier series, Cup Series. Turning laps as a full-time Cup Series driver is a dream of every upcoming stock driver and Stenhouse will one day say he lived his track dream.
Aside from being named the 2010 National Series Rookie of the Year and 2013 Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year, Stenhouse is also among the drivers who have won the most coveted stock car racing trophy, the Daytona 500, winning the 2023 Daytona 500.
Just like most car racers, Stenhouse Jr began his career in kart racing at the age of six before elevating to sprint cars in 2003. His Sprint Car racing debut was a success as he won the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Driver Poll and he was also named the Dirt Winged Sprint Car Rookie of the Year in his debut season, 2003.
In 2004 he joined the USAC Sprint Car Series where he recorded tremendous results winning the 2006 National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Driver Poll Wild Card in both the 360 and 410 winged sprint car divisions.
Stenhouse joined NASCAR in 2009 driving as a part-time driver in the National Series and as usual, his first season was better recording two top-ten finishes. However, the following season was a mess for him crashing in four of the ten races he was scheduled for but he never got the chance of finishing the races as other drivers took over from him.
In 2013, Roush Fenway Racing which is currently co-owned by Brad Keselowski announced Stenhouse was going to race full-time in the Cup Series driving the #7 Ford Fusion for RFK Racing. He took over from Matt Kenseth while Trevor Bayne replace him in the National Series. With the No.7 Ford, he finished his second Daytona 500 in 12th place.
In his seven-season stint with Roush Fenway Racing, Stenhouse Jr. scored two wins at NASCAR’s both speedways. His first was at Talladega before scoring the second one at Daytona International Speedways, both wins coming in 2017.
His contract with Ruosh came to an end in 2020 after the team announced Chris Buescher as his replacement. Stenhouse Jr had signed an extension contract that would have seen him stay on the team until 2021. His dismissal from the team caused a stir and drivers like Kevin Harvick addressed the issue but the team’s president said the relationship between Stenhouse Jr. and the team had “run its course.”
Following his dismissal, JTG Daugherty Racing announced he was going to race for them. Stenhouse Jr. was given the No.47 Chevy which at the time had Ryan Preece as the driver. Preece was moved to the No.37 and Stenhouse Jr. began his journey with the JTG at that point. Two seasons down the line, Stenhouse Jr has delivered a Daytona 500 win at the team’s door. The 2023 Daytona 500 is the second trophy for the team and the first for Stenhouse Jr.
Girl Friend and Wife
Ricky was in a relationship with his fellow driver, Danice Patrick who is the only driver to ever compete full-time in the Cup Series. The two started dating in 2012 but unfortunately, it never got to the ‘until death do us part’. They separated in 2017 and in November 2021, Ricky got engaged to Madyson Goodfleisch and they got married on October 26th, 2022 in Charleston, South Carolina.