Roush Fenway Racing

Stenhouse surging for rebuilt Roush Fenway Racing

When Ricky Stenhouse Jr. first made the switch from sprint cars to stock cars, he wrecked an awful lot of Jack Roush's inventory.

It got so bad that Roush had to sit Stenhouse down in an attempt to rein him in a little bit.

The patience Roush showed Stenhouse while rebuilding his organization — once among the top in NASCAR — paid off Saturday night when Stenhouse won for the second time this season. His victory at Daytona International Speedway was his second in two months. He had gone 155 Cup races before getting to victory lane.

Roush wasn't at Daytona to celebrate with Stenhouse , though. He took the holiday weekend off and was on vacation with his...