Saturday, August 6, 2016

Elliott Sadler Takes NASCAR XFINITY
Series Points Lead

No. 1 OneMain Chevrolet Camaro at Watkins Glen International

Elliott Sadler Takes #NASCAR XFINITY Series Points Lead

  • Track: Watkins Glen International
  • Race: Zippo 200 at The Glen
    • (82 laps / 200.9 miles)
  • Date:Saturday, August 6, 2016
  • Time: 2:00 PM ET

Solid consistency has landed JR Motorsport’s Elliott Sadler the NASCAR XFINITY Series points lead, following his third-place finish at Iowa this past weekend. Sadler now also leads all championship contenders in top-10 finishes with 16, and holds a 19-point lead over second-place Daniel Suarez.

Joe Gibbs Racing’s Suarez was uncharacteristically sidelined due to engine issues this past weekend at Iowa. Advantageously, Sadler made the most of his opportunity, slicing up a difference of 14 points, and driving a 19-point stake between the two. It was Suarez’s second DNF of the season; while Sadler has yet to not finish a race.

In 19 starts this season, Sadler has posted one win (Talladega) and six top fives. His average finish of 8.1 this season is the best among the series title contenders.

Looking ahead, the JR Motorsport veteran Sadler has made seven starts at Watkins Glen, claiming one top five, four top 10s and an average finish of 11.3. Sadler has finished in the top 10 in his last three starts at WGI.

“Watkins Glen is a very fast road course and it's important to have the car handling well at the top of the esses, off the carousel and on the last right- hander before the frontstretch. The Glen is a lot of fun to drive. I've always enjoyed road courses and we've got several coming up in the next few weeks. We can afford to go out and take some chances and race aggressive since we're locked in the Chase.” -Elliott Sadler

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