Ricky Stenhouse Jr. going back to racing roots during off-weekend

It's an off-weekend for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in honor of Father's Day on Sunday, but that doesn't mean every driver is taking a break from racing.

Roush Fenway Racing driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr. is taking advantage of the off-weekend by not only promoting the "40 for Shorty" USAC Midget National Championship event at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., but he'll also be competing in it.

It will be the first time in the series' 61-year history that it will visit the state of Arkansas, as well as the first time Stenhouse Jr. will hop in a sprinter since winning last December's "Junior Knepper 55" at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin, Ill.