Sadler Wins First Truck Series Race at Pocono

As an Elliott Sadler fan, Saturday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win was the highlight of my year. It was definitely a well deserved and much needed win for Sadler. In only his seventh start in the truck series, Sadler grabbed the pole and the win all in one day, breaking his six year winless streak in NASCAR.

For a race at Pocono International Raceway, this was not a boring one. The excitement started on lap 2 with a single car spin by Bobby Hamilton Jr. After a cleanup lap, Sadler led them back to the green flag racing until lap 21 when Kasey Kahne took the lead. Kahne, along with Denny Hamlin and Todd Bodine battled for the lead with Sadler for most of the day.

A late race caution that was caused by Donny Lia and Chase Mattioli getting together helped bunch the field back up for a green-white-checkered finish. This first attempt was interrupted when Sadler’s teammate, Ron Hornaday Jr went for a spin. There wasn’t much of a battle for the lead when the green flag was waved again. Once Sadler got out front, he stayed there until the checkered flag.

To say that Sadler needed this win is a vast understatement. Tears welled up in my eyes once the white flag was waved because I knew that he had won it. I have been a fan of his for the past eight years and in his recent struggles, I have yet to give up hope in him. I believe that he is one of the best drivers out there and I know he could prove it if he was given the chance.

Sadler Wins First Truck Series Race at Pocono Sadler Wins First Truck Series Race at Pocono Reviewed by Lauren Shaw on Monday, August 02, 2010 Rating: 5