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Elliott Sadler won four races in 2012. It was not enough. He still found himself 23 points behind Ricky Stenhouse Jr. who won his second consecutive title in the Nationwide Series.
Sadler will not return to Richard Childress Racing in 2013. Rumors persist to swirl that Sadler will race the 2013 season for Joe Gibbs Racing in the Nationwide Series. Sadler recently said that he was close to a contract for the 2013 season but declined to say with whom he had been speaking with.
At JGR he would join Brian Vickers who recently signed a contract to drive one of the teams entries in the series. This season JGR fielded two full time cars and a third car when imposable.
The No. 18 car won the Nationwide Series Owners title. Joey Logano won 9 races for the team in 2012.
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Ricky Stenhouse Jr. is cautiously optimistic heading into race day about his shot at a second consecutive NASCAR Nationwide Series title.
Elliott Sadler is preparing for the season finale filled with regret over an incident a week ago.
And Austin Dillon? Well, he's just waiting to see what shakes out between the other two and if he can steal this title in the final race.
The battle in the NASCAR Nationwide Series point standings has been back and forth between Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Elliott Sadler this season. The two drivers have switched the points lead five times.
Sadler says it would be better if they switched for a “sixth time.”
Stenhouse Jr is going into Championship weekend at Homestead with a 20 point lead over Sadler and has all but...
Richard Childress Racing teammates finished third (Brendan Gaughan), fifth (Austin Dillon), ninth (Elliott Sadler) and 14th (Joey Coulter). Sadler and Dillon concluded the 2012 season second and third, respectively, in the NASCAR Nationwide Series driver championship point standings, 23 (Sadler) and 24 (Dillon) points shy of champion Ricky Stenhouse Jr. RCR’s three full-time Nationwide...