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Sadler Wins Iowa NNS Race

Jim Pedley | Managing Editor, RacinToday.com Sunday, August 5 2012

Elliott Sadler passed Justin Allgaier with 58 laps remaining and pulled away to win the NASCAR Nationwide Series U.S. Cellular 250 on Saturday night at the 0.875-mile oval. The win was his fourth this season.

Sadler, who increased the one-point season points lead over Austin Dillon to 18, led 60 laps, after surrendering the lead to Darrell Wallace Jr. on the opening lap. Wallace, making his second Nationwide start after placing ninth in his series debut at Iowa Speedway in May, came in seventh, leading the first 37 laps before Dillon took over.

The win capped a good day for RCR. Team owner Richard Childress was at Pocono Raceway for Joey Coulter’s win in the Pocono Mountains 125 on Saturday afternoon. He joined Sadler in Victory Lane at Iowa Speedway later that night. Adding to the impressive day, Sadler and Dillon hold the top two spots in Nationwide points.

“That was great,” Childress said of the day. “You get two wins in one day, let’s hope tomorrow we can cap it off and make it a full sweep with a third one.”

1. (1) Elliott Sadler, Chevrolet, 250, $82,143.

2. (5) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 250, $59,043.

3. (7) Sam Hornish Jr., Dodge, 250, $46,068.

4. (17) Michael Annett, Ford, 250, $36,768.

5. (11) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 250, $34,843.

6. (8) Michael McDowell, Toyota, 250, $28,543.

7. (2) Darrell Wallace Jr., Toyota, 250, $27,428.

8. (4) Jason Leffler, Chevrolet, 250, $26,388.

9. (10) Brett Moffitt, Toyota, 250, $25,293.

10. (13) Ryan Blaney, Dodge, 250, $25,243.

11. (18) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 250, $26,718.

12. (16) Brad Sweet, Chevrolet, 250, $24,243.

13. (14) Johanna Long, Chevrolet, 250, $22,718.

14. (6) Brendan Gaughan, Chevrolet, 250, $22,193.

15. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 249, $22,843.

16. (20) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 249, $21,518.

17. (15) Kurt Busch, Toyota, 249, $14,825.

18. (9) Brian Scott, Toyota, 249, $21,043.

19. (12) Cole Whitt, Chevrolet, 249, $20,818.

20. (21) Mike Bliss, Toyota, 248, $14,800.

21. (24) Jeremy Clements, Chevrolet, 247, $20,468.

22. (23) Tayler Malsam, Toyota, 247, $20,343.

23. (26) John Blankenship, Chevrolet, 245, $20,193.

24. (19) Jamie Dick, Chevrolet, 244, $13,600.

25. (32) Mike Wallace, Chevrolet, 244, $20,418.

26. (34) Justin Jennings, Chevrolet, 243, $13,350.

27. (28) Erik Darnell, Chevrolet, 242, $13,225.

28. (36) Scott Saunders, Chevrolet, 240, $13,075.

29. (22) Jason Bowles, Toyota, 238, $19,418.

30. (42) Timmy Hill, Ford, Engine, 233, $19,593.

31. (33) Eric McClure, Toyota, Fuel Pump, 231, $19,138.

32. (25) Joey Gase, Ford, 216, $12,560.

33. (41) Daryl Harr, Chevrolet, 176, $12,450.

34. (29) Josh Richards, Ford, Brakes, 32, $12,340.

35. (39) Morgan Shepherd, Chevrolet, Brakes, 24, $12,235.

36. (37) TJ Bell, Chevrolet, Electrical, 20, $12,125.

37. (40) Mike Harmon, Chevrolet, Power Steering, 19, $12,015.

38. (35) Carl Long, Chevrolet, Transmission, 16, $11,936.

39. (38) Tim Schendel, Chevrolet, Fuel Pump, 15, $11,745.

40. (43) Dusty Davis, Chevrolet, Carburetor, 12, $11,630.

41. (30) Matt DiBenedetto, Chevrolet, Vibration, 6, $11,465.

42. (31) Chase Miller, Chevrolet, Brakes, 4, $11,345.

43. (27) Jeff Green, Toyota, Vibration, 4, $11,228.

RACE STATISTICS

Average Speed of Race Winner: 115.622 mph.

Time of Race: 1 Hrs, 53 Mins, 31 Secs.

Margin of Victory: 0.649 Seconds.

Caution Flags: 3 for 16 laps.

Lead Changes: 6 among 4 drivers.

Lap Leaders: E. Sadler 0; D. Wallace Jr. 1-36; A. Dillon 37-56; E. Sadler 57-58; A. Dillon 59-91; J. Allgaier 92-192; E. Sadler 193-250.

Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led): J. Allgaier 1 time for 101 laps; E. Sadler 2 times for 60 laps; A. Dillon 2 times for 53 laps; D. Wallace Jr. 1 time for 36 laps.

Top 10 in Points: E. Sadler – 751; A. Dillon – 733; R. Stenhouse Jr. – 730; S. Hornish Jr. – 717; J. Allgaier – 673; M. Annett – 647; C. Whitt – 602; M. Bliss – 548; B. Scott – 486; D. Patrick – 485.

Jim Pedley | Managing Editor, RacinToday.com Sunday, August 5 2012
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