Found November 15, 2012 on Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News: Yardbarker Blogger Network
  Just before Ricky Stenhouse Jr. embarks on a full-time career in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, he remains on the verge of a whale of a parting gift -- his second straight NASCAR Nationwide Series title. Stenhouse carries a 20-point lead over championship rival Elliott Sadler into Saturday's season-ending Ford EcoBoost 300 (4:30 p.m. ET, ESPN2), meaning he'll need to finish 16th or better to hoist the Nationwide trophy. Stenhouse led Sadler by a much more comfortable 41 points heading into last season's finale. "The 20-point lead makes us feel good," Stenhouse said after running third last weekend at Phoenix, "but we've given up 20 points in one race so it's not over till it's over. We still have some work to do at Homestead, but it feels pretty good." For Sadler, heavy crashes in the third turn at Phoenix have been his late-season nemesis for the past two seasons. Last Sunday was no different, leaving him plenty of catching up to do at H...
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