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Joey Logano picked up his ninth Nationwide Series win of the season, and a wreck by Elliott Sadler helped Ricky Stenhouse Jr. move a big step closer toward a second championship.
Logano was dominant Saturday at Phoenix, but was under pressure late from Brian Vickers and Stenhouse. But as they closed in on the white flag for what should have been the final lap, Sadler imploded.
The championship contender was running 12th and racing hard -- too hard -- with Justin Allgaier and Cole Whitt when he triggered a three-car accident.
Sadler and Stenhouse started the race tied in the Nationwide standings. Now Stenhouse goes into Homestead up 20 points in the standings.
Stenhouse can clinch the title by finishing 16th or better in the finale.
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Joey Logano qualified the No. 20 Dollar General Toyota in the 15th position for Sunday afternoon’s AdvoCare 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.
At the drop of the green flag, Logano picked up several spots but then stalled around the 12th position. Logano immediately radioed in that car was loose in and tight in the center. It was a handling condition that would plague the...
Joey Logano qualified the No. 18 GameStop Toyota on the pole for Saturday afternoon’s NASCAR Nationwide Series event at Phoenix International Raceway. The pole was Logano’s sixth of the season and the 22nd of his career. Logano’s six poles in 2012 leads all drivers in the NASCAR Nationwide Series and guaranteed him the season-long Pole Award. His 22-career poles ties...
Joey Logano picked up his ninth win of the 2012 season in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, with a win in Saturday’s Great Clips 200 from the Phoenix International Raceway. He led 168 of the 204 laps, beating teammate Brian Vickers to the line. Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., Kyle Busch, and Kasey Kahne rounded out the top five finishers. Afterwards, Scott spoke at the media center with reporters...
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Ricky Stenhouse Jr. moved a big step closer toward defending his Nationwide Series championship with a strong run at Phoenix International Raceway.
He also got some help from Elliott Sadler, who had a rough day from start to finish.
The two title contenders started Saturday tied for the championship and likely would have gone into next weekend's finale...
Joey Logano smoked the field, while Elliott Sadler’s title dreams went up in smoke.
Logano, the pole-sitter, dominated Saturday’s Great Clips 200, beating new Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Brian Vickers to the finish line to win for the ninth time in 21 starts this season, the first time at Phoenix International Raceway and the 18th time in his career.
Sadler’s wreck forced the...
Elliott Sadler was running 12th with two laps to go when he made contact with the No. 88 car of Cole Whitt. Sadler tapped Whitt’s car and then made contact with the wall. As his car came down off the wall it was hit by teammate Brendan Gaughan ripping the nose of the car off. Sadler entered the race tied for the points lead with Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
The crew attempted to make repairs...
AVONDALE, Ariz. — Joey Logano smoked the field, while Elliott Sadler’s title dreams went up in smoke.
Logano, the polesitter, dominated Saturday’s Great Clips 200 Nationwide Series race at Phoenix International Raceway, beating new Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Brian Vickers to the finish line to win for the ninth time in 21 starts this season, the first time at PIR and the 18th...
Joey Logano won the pole for Saturday’s Great Clips 200 from Phoenix with a time of 27.145 seconds. Kyle Busch, Austin Dillon, Sam Hornish Jr., and Brian Vickers round out the top five starting positions. The drivers who did not make the event are Joey Gase and Carl Long. The event will be live on ESPN at 3:30 PM EST.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr., driver of the No. 6 Valvoline NextGen Ford Mustang in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, comes into the weekend tied for the points lead with Elliott Sadler. Stenhouse, who is going for his second straight series championship, spoke about what he needs to do to accomplish that goal.
HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT DEFENDING YOUR TITLE FROM LAST YEAR? “We feel good about...
Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. led the way with a lap of 27.107 seconds in the final practice for the Great Clips 200 from Phoenix. Rounding out the top five was Austin Dillon, Kasey Kahne, Brad Keselowski, and Elliott Sadler.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
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