Elliott Sadler wins in Phoenix

Back in victory lane for the first time since 2010, Elliott Sadler savors the moment.
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Elliott Sadler wins in Phoenix and claims his first checkered flag since 2010 (NCWTS at Pocono) breaking a long winless streak. Sadler, who moved back to the Nationwide Series full-time in 2011, finished 2nd in the points standings despite being winless and showcased his consistency. Sadler's last win in the Nationwide Series...way back on October 31, 1998 at Rockingham.

In a race dominated by Sprint Cup drivers, Sadler made his move with 27 laps to go, passing Brad Keselowski. Denny Hamlin (56) and Kevin Harvick (107) together led 163 of the 200 laps.

Fan favorite Kenny Wallace was sidelined just past the halfway point as his right front tire blew. Times are tough for Wallace, his car was unsponsored this week as he and RAB Racing seek sponsors to continue racing this season. As of right now, Wallace only has a commitment for 4 more races with RAB Racing.

Race results:

  1. Elliott Sadler
  2. Brad Keselowski
  3. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
  4. Austin Dillon
  5. Kevin Harvick
  6. Sam Hornish Jr.
  7. Trevor Bayne
  8. Joey Logano
  9. Denny Hamlin
  10. Michael Annett
  11. Kyle Busch
  12. James Buescher 
  13. Cole Whitt
  14. Brian Scott
  15. Justin Allgaier
  16. Mike Bliss
  17. Casey Roderick
  18. Kasey Kahne
  19. Jason Bowles
  20. Tayler Malsam
  21. Danica Patrick
  22. Jeremy Clements
  23. Jamie Dick
  24. Joe Nemechek
  25. Joey Gase
  26. Erik Darnell
  27. Benny Gordon
  28. Eric McClure
  29. T.J. Bell
  30. Tim Schendel 
  31. Blake Koch
  32. Mike Wallace
  33. Daryl Harr 
  34. Charles Lewandoski
  35. David Green
  36. Kenny Wallace
  37. J.J. Yeley
  38. Morgan Shepherd
  39. Mike Harmon
  40. Josh Wise
  41. Chase Miller
  42. Scott Speed
  43. Jeff Green
Next week, the Nationwide Series heads to Las Wages - I mean Vegas on Saturday at 5pm ET on ESPN2.
Elliott Sadler wins in Phoenix Elliott Sadler wins in Phoenix Reviewed by Unknown on Saturday, March 03, 2012 Rating: 5