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Stenhouse even said that Roush told him at Texas he’s holding a Cup spot for the No. 6 provided he can land sponsorship for it. For now, Stenhouse is content on chasing another Nationwide championship while absorbing all the lessons he can before making the leap to Cup fulltime.

It’s not a move Stenhouse wants to make too soon.

“Looking at other guys that might have gone up a little too early and struggled a little bit and took a while to get going _ I didn’t want to fall in that category,” Stenhouse said.