Originally written on Start 'N' Park Blog  |  Last updated 10/21/14
The No. 2 OneMain Financial team and Elliott Sadler notched their 15th top-five finish of the 2012 NASCAR Nationwide Series season Saturday afternoon at Kansas Speedway. Starting from the seventh position in the 200-lap event, the driver worked his way into the third position by lap 37. After a stop for right-side tires earlier in the race, crew chief Luke Lambert utilized a caution on lap 56 to bring Sadler down pit road again for left-side tires and fuel. With varying pit strategy in play throughout the field, Sadler restarted in the 14th position on lap 60 but was shuffled back to the 17th spot. Battling a lack of right-rear grip, Sadler worked his way into the ninth position by the halfway point of the race as a caution came out on lap 112. Lambert called the No. 2 Chevrolet down pit road for four tires, fuel and a chassis adjustment to restart seventh. As the laps continued to tick away, Lambert relayed to the driver to save as much fuel as possible as the Chevrolet would be 3.5 laps short on fuel. Luck struck for the No. 2 team as a caution on lap 161 provided an opportunity for the OneMain Financial team to save fuel with Sadler in the sixth position. Still trying to save a little bit of fuel with three laps to go, the field was slowed for another caution with Sadler in the fifth position. Lambert instructed Sadler to come down pit road for four seconds worth of fuel, positioning Sadler in ninth for the green-white-checkered finish. As the green flag dropped for the final time, Sadler was able to maneuver around cars running out of fuel to cross the finish line fourth. Sadler remains on top of the Nationwide Series driver championship point standings by six markers over Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Start – 7            Finish – 4            Laps Led – 0         Points – 1st ELLIOTT SADLER QUOTE: “A solid finish for the OneMain Financial team this weekend at Kansas Speedway. We honestly didn’t know what to expect with this repave, and it was definitely the wildcard race that was left on our schedule. We fought back from all the way back in 17th position to fourth, so we will take it and move onto Texas Motor Speedway in two weeks.”
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