Originally written on Tireball.com  |  Last updated 10/8/14
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. has won his second consecutive NASCAR Nationwide Series title. Stenhouse Jr. entered the day with a 20 point lead over Elliott Sadler in the point standings. The two had been back and forth all season at the top of the standings but Sadler’s wreck at Phoenix left him in a sizable hole entering the race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The hole proved to be too much to overcome. RELATED: Second title convincing of Stenhouse ability Kyle Busch sat on the pole for the race while fifteen first time drivers took to Miami-Homestead Speedway. Busch led much of the early portion of the race but as the sun went down his car began to fade. Sam Hornish and Austin Dillon both took turns leading the field around the 1.5 mile track. Regan Smith who was making his first start at JR Motorsports ran towards the front of the field all night. He found himself leading prior to a late race caution for a wreck involving the No. 70 car of Johanna Long. Long’s car crashed into the inside wa...
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