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Three-Man Race With Three Races To Go
Championship implications, high speeds, close quarters and an Asphalt Circus can’t waiver the focus of the top three contenders in the NASCAR Nationwide Series title hunt. Standings leader Elliott Sadler holds court with three races remaining, leading by just six points ahead of second-place Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and 26 up on Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidate Austin Dillon.
Heading to Texas this weekend, both Sadler and Stenhouse want to get their second Cowboy Hat in Victory Lane and cement this race as a two-horse battle – but don’t count Dillon out just yet.
Since retaking the standings lead following the race at Kentucky, Sadler has averaged an eight-point lead over second-place Stenhouse, but two of the final three races remaining are 1.5-mile speedways and the stats are showing that those type of tracks cater to his competitor’s strengths.
Of the 10 races held on 1.5-mile tracks so far this season, Dillon has the best average starting p...
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Kevin Harvick was victorious in the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Texas Motor Speedway. Harvick’s win in the O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge was his second in the Nationwide Series this season.
Kyle Busch started on the pole in the No. 54 Toyoyta. Busch led much of the early portions of the race but Harvick came on strong as the race developed. Ryan Blaney moved up to second...
Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. comes into the Texas Motor Speedway as the most recent winner at the track. Stenhouse captured the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 in April after leading 68 laps. Prior to that he had two top 10 finishes in 2011 and 2010 yielded mixed results with a 29th in the spring and 11th in the fall.
Team: No. 6 NOS Energy Drink Ford Mustang
Crew Chief: Mike Kelley
Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images
By: Toby Christie – http://twitter.com/tobalical
Elliott Sadler’s week began with optimism, and confidence that could be seen from space. The driver was excited to seal the deal on his first NASCAR Nationwide Series — or any major NASCAR Series — championship of his career. However after Saturday night’s race in Texas Motor Speedway...
PLANO, Texas – AdvoCare International, LP (AdvoCare), a leading health and wellness company, and Richard Childress Racing (RCR) today announced AdvoCare’s continued partnership and primary sponsorship of Austin Dillon’s No. 3 AdvoCare Chevrolet for the entire 2013 NASCAR Nationwide Series season. This follows AdvoCare’s sponsorship of Dillon and the No. 3 car for 20 races...
Victory has helped fuel Ricky Stenhouse Jr.'s hopes for a second straight NASCAR Nationwide Series championship, which appeared to be headed in reverse before his win two weeks ago at Kansas Speedway.
Stenhouse, who has trailed points leader Elliott Sadler for four straight races, watched his deficit slowly grow -- from four points after Kentucky to nine points after Dover...
AdvoCare International, LP (AdvoCare), a leading health and wellness company, and Richard Childress Racing (RCR) today announced AdvoCare's continued partnership and primary sponsorship of Austin Dillon's No. 3 AdvoCare Chevrolet for the entire 2013 NASCAR Nationwide Series season. This follows AdvoCare's sponsorship of Dillon and the No. 3 car for 20 races in the 2012...
Richard Childress Racing teammates finished first (Kevin Harvick), sixth (Austin Dillon) and 11th (Elliott Sadler). Sadler and Ricky Stenhouse Jr., are tied atop the NASCAR Nationwide Series driver championship point standings, while Dillon ranks third in the standings, 21 markers behind his RCR teammate. The No. 2 team is tied for second in the Nationwide Series owner championship...
Kyle Busch, 4th place finisher, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., 3rd place finisher, and Ryan Blaney, 2nd place finisher, all talked to the media after Saturday night’s O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge from the Texas Motor Speedway. Video courtesy of NASCAR Media Group.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr., driver of the No. 6 NOS Ford Mustang for Roush Fenway Racing is currently second in the NASCAR Nationwide Series points standings, only six points behind leader Elliott Sadler. Fresh off his sixth victory of the season at Kansas, Stenhouse could become the sixth driver in series history to win consecutive series titles. The last driver to win back-to-back championships...
Kevin Harvick led 127 laps and won the NASCAR Nationwide race at Texas for the fifth time Saturday night, while Ricky Stenhouse Jr. got even with Elliott Sadler for the season points lead with two races left.
Stenhouse fought a loose car much of the night, and managed a fourth-place finish to make up his six-point deficit to Sadler, who finished 11th. Stenhouse's six victories...