Richard Lynn Stenhouse Jr. is an American stock car racer. He races full-time in the NASCAR Cup Series. For JTG Daugherty Racing, he drives the No. 47 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. Ricky won back-to-back Nationwide Series championships in 2011 and 2012. He was the Rookie of the Year in the Nationwide Series in 2010. Stenhouse was the best new driver in the Sprint Cup Series in 2013. He won the Daytona 500 in 2023.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. won “The Great American Race” (Daytona 500) on Sunday night (19 Feb 2023) after double overtime and a caution. Because of the two overtimes, the 65th running of the race was a record 212 laps long, which was 12 laps longer than planned and a huge 530 miles.
Stenhouse won the third race of his career in a Chevrolet for JTG Daugherty Racing, a one-car team owned by Tad and Jodi Geschickter and former NBA player Brad Daugherty. Since The Wood Brothers Racing won with Trevor Bayne in 2011, JTG is the first single-car team to win the Daytona 500.
Following Ricky Stenhouse’s recent race victory, there is a growing interest in his personal life beyond his career in racing. More specifically, people are curious to learn about his married life and his relationship with his wife.
Who Is Ricky Stenhouse’s Wife, Madyson Joye Goodfleisch?
Ricky Stenhouse is currently married to Madsyn Joye Goodfleisch. Madyson Stenhouse grew up in Ohio and went to college there. She got her bachelor’s degree in communication from The Ohio State University in 2016. She then went to Ohio University for graduate school and got her master’s degree in organizational communication in 2018. Madyson says on Instagram that she is a “God girl” and that she loves animals.
According to her LinkedIn, Madyson Stenhouse worked in North Carolina for Richard Childress Racing for three years, starting in 2018 as a manager in licensing and retail. Then, from 2019 to 2021, she worked as a manager in partnership marketing and licensing. From 2021 to 2022, she was the director of partnerships at Marty Snider & Associates. She just started working as the Drivers Advisory Council’s communications manager.
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A look Into Madyson and Ricky’s Relationship
According to Madyson’s Instagram, Madyson Joye Goodfleisch and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. started dating in May 2020. A photo on her Instagram shows that they had been engaged since Ricky Stenhouse asked her to marry him at Cathedral Rock in Sedona, Arizona, in November 2021.
It has been reported that the two of them got married in Charleston, South Carolina, in October 2022. She told People that they got married at Runnymede in front of about 200 people.
Goodfleisch told People, “I grew up going to Lake Cumberland in Kentucky, so the water is very special to me.” “We knew that we wanted our wedding to be on the water.” She also said, “Our goal was for it to feel timeless.”
Stenhouse said on Twitter that it was a “magical day.” “We like a lot of the same things,” he told People. We enjoy dirt racing, good country music, and playing golf with each other.
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Stenhouse told, “Our lives are always changing, but we know that our faith and belief in God is the one constant.” Because we have a lot of bad days at the track, we stick to this plan. Few and far between are the good days. With how competitive things are these days, it’s hard to win races and hard to have good runs. So, we try to stay true to our faith.”