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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 to Sadler’s No. 2 car but NASCAR ordered them off the track after parts from his car still dragged on the tracks surface. Sadler would finish 22nd one lap down and fell 20 points behind Stenhouse who finished third.
“I did it myself” Sadler said after the race. “I definitely dug ourselves a hole.”
Last year Sadler also wrecked at Phoenix on the back stretch after diving on the apron and making contact with Jason Leffler. Stenhouse claimed the series title.
Joey Logano started on the pole looking to win his ninth race in the Nationwide Series this season. He would do just that leading 169 laps of the 200 finishing ahead of Ricky Stenhouse Jr to claim victory in the Great Clips 200. Logano was driving a car featuring the Epic Mickey video game.
Brad Keselowski was a contender for the win before cutting a tire as the leader on a restart past the half way point. Keselowski would remain on the lead lap thanks to contact between the No. 54 of Kyle Busch and the No. 12 of Sam Hornish but finished ninth.
Stenhouse needs to finish 16th or better at Homestead to clinch his second Nationwide Series title.
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Elliott Sadler, driver of the #2 OneMain Financial Chevrolet, spoke to the media Friday before Saturday’s Great Clips 200 from the Phoenix International Raceway. Video courtesy of NASCAR Media Group.
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The next-to-last race of the NASCAR Nationwide Series season was where it all unraveled for Elliott Sadler last year. This season, the penultimate event could be a different story.
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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.
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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.
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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...
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Richard Childress Racing teammates finished sixth (Austin Dillon), 22nd (Elliott Sadler) and 26th (Brendan Gaughan).
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