Looking for his first-career Nationwide Series win at his home track, Elliott Sadler started the ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway from the 14th position in the No. 11 Sport Clips Toyota.
Strapped in for 250 laps around the Virginia short track, Sadler moved into the top 10 on lap 21 and when the first caution of the race was displayed on lap 25, Sadler radioed his team that he was “too tight getting to the center and loose off.” After an extended clean up and brief red flag, Sadler pitted for four tires, fuel and adjustments to help with the handling of the No. 11 Sport Clips Toyota. The race restarted on lap 40 with Sadler in the 18th position.
Quickly moving through the field, Sadler moved back into the top 10 on lap 46 and cracked the top five on lap 75.
With the race continuing under green, Sadler was able to move into the lead on lap 89 before the caution waved on lap 100. Sadler pitted for four tires, fuel and an air-pressure adjustment. The race restarte...