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NASCAR Nationwide points leader Elliott Sadler will start from the pole position for tonight’s Dollar General 300 after turning a lap around the 1.5-mile superspeedway in 29.310 seconds (184.237 mph).
After briefly holding the top spot, rookie Austin Dillon was relegated to second for his lap of 29.347 seconds (184.005 mph).
“That’s all you want is to be in the top five,” Dillon said. “The car was good; it handled well. We have ourselves a little tighter than the No. 2 (Sadler), so I think we’ll be OK tonight. That was a hell of a lap he put up; it was good.”
Joey Logano will start third, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. fourth and Kevin Harvick fifth. TJ Bell, Joey Gase, Matt Carter and Morgan Shepherd did not qualify.
Elliott Sadler (No. 2 OneMain Financial Chevrolet) – “(What made the car so fast?) Well, the guys working on it. It was easy to step on the loud pedal. The guys gave me a great race car. This just means a lot to me. It’s very personal to me to be able to come here, and it’s Breas...
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Elliott Sadler talks to the media after finishing third in Friday night’s Dollar General 400 from the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Sadler retains the points leader by 13 over Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. with four races remaining in the season. Video courtesy of NASCAR Media Group.
Three Drivers’ Championship Hopes Shine Under The Lights
Anticipation building and competitors focused, the Dollar General 300 looks to be a Friday night fight under the lights that will have fans on their feet cheering. Standings leader Elliott Sadler will have his hands full trying to hold off the charge of 2011 series champion Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Sunoco Rookie of the Year...
NASCAR Nationwide Series drivers Elliott Sadler (1st in points) and Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. (2nd in points) took time out to talk to the media Thursday at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in preparation of Friday night’s Dollar General 300. Video courtesy of the NASCAR Media Group.
Richard Childress Racing teammates finished second (Kevin Harvick), third (Elliott Sadler) and sixth (Austin Dillon).
Sadler leads the NASCAR Nationwide Series driver championship point standings by 13 points over Ricky Stenhouse Jr., while Dillon ranks third in the standings, 29 markers behind his RCR teammate.
The No. 2 team ranks second in the Nationwide Series...
For all the attention that Elliott Sadler and Ricky Stenhouse have gathered in their 1-2 fight for the NASCAR Nationwide Series title, Austin Dillon doesn't mind being left out of the headlines.
"All year long, they've kind of kept us there as the third guy, but it's nice -- they don't know when we're coming, I guess," Dillon said. "It's...