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Racin’ News Today: Sadler Gets His First Truck Victory

| , RacinToday.com Saturday, July 31 2010

Richard Childress is ending his Nationwide run.

In racin’ news today:

Elliott Sadler held off Kasey Kahne after the second of two green-white-checkered restarts to win the Pocono Mountains 125 Camping World Truck Series race at Pocono Raceway Saturday afternoon.

The victory was Sadler’s first in the truck series.

Kahne finished second and Matt Crafton was third.

Sadler has now won races in all three of NASCAR’s top series.

Kahne had entered the race with two truck victories in two truck starts – both victories coming in 2004 – and appeared to be headed for a third at times.

But Sadler, driving the No. 2 truck of Kevin Harvick Inc., had a bit more speed late in the race.

Aric Almirola was fourth.

Points leader Todd Bodine was involved in a wreck late in the race, as was defending series champion Ron Hornaday Jr.

According to an article published in lee.montgomery@nns.com, Ricahrd Childress said he has decided to pull out of the Nationwide Series.

Childress told the website on Saturday at Iowa Speedway, site of today’s NNS race, that he would continue to field two trucks in the Camping World Series for his grandsons – Autsin Dillon and Ty Dillon.

RCR has been fielding Nationwide cars since 2000. It has won the series championship three times – once with Clint Bowyer (2008) and twice with Kevin Harvick (2003 and 2007).

Elliott Sadler won the pole for Saturday afternoon’s Camping World Truck Series race by posting the fastest lap in Saturday morning’s multi-truck qualifying session. He had a fast lap at 162.602 mph.

Second was Kasey Kahne, who is driving a truck this weekend owned by Kyle Busch. His lap was at 161.917 mph.

Denny Hamlin was third fastest and followed by rookie Austin Dillon and Aric Almirola.

Points leader Todd Bodine was sixth and defending series champion Ron Hornaday Jr. was eighth.

(This story will be updated as news breaks today)

| , RacinToday.com Saturday, July 31 2010
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