It’s All About Winning In This Championship
After 31 races packed with close competition, the championship title hunt has resulted in a deadlock at 1,170 points between Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Elliott Sadler, making only one thing matter – wins.
Sound familiar? That’s because it is. Last season’s Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup came down to a tie in the points between Tony Stewart and Carl Edwards. The championship was ultimately decided by wins (Stewart, five). This season in the NNS championship race, Sadler and Stenhouse could face the same fate, though currently Stenhouse holds the advantage with six victories to Sadler’s four. Two races remain, Phoenix and Homestead, and it’s still anyone’s title.
Both championship contenders have been impeccable this season. Stenhouse has posted six wins, 18 top fives, 24 top 10s and four poles. His season-to-date Driver Rating (110.0) leads the series and his Average Running Position (8.854) is third best in the series. Sadler’s resume is no...