Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 8/31/14
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. is cautiously optimistic heading into race day about his shot at a second consecutive NASCAR Nationwide Series title. Elliott Sadler is preparing for the season finale filled with regret over an incident a week ago. And Austin Dillon? Well, he's just waiting to see what shakes out between the other two and if he can steal this title in the final race. The trio remains in the Nationwide title hunt entering Saturday's race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. But after Sadler went three wide fighting for 12th and ended up crashing at Phoenix International Raceway last weekend, he finds himself in a 20-point hole with just this race remaining. Dillon is another five points behind Sadler. It's certainly not an insurmountable deficit, but it is one that instills confidence in Stenhouse and haunts Sadler as the race nears. Sadler owned up to his mistake from the start. That doesn't make it any easier to accept, though. "I still take the blame," Sadler said. "It's one or...
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