Elliott Sadler Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer “I don’t think I’m going to get an explanation. That’s just how NASCAR works,” said Justin Haley. In just his second NASCAR Xfinity Series start, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series regular appeared to have snookered the field and scored his first win in Friday’s Coca-Cola Firecracker 250 at Daytona International Speedway. However, the celebration was snatched away after NASCAR made the call that Haley advanced his position below the yellow line on the final lap in Turn 4 to get by both Kyle LarsonRead More

Posted On July 6, 2018By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Headline News, Xfinity

Larson Gets Wild Overtime Win at Daytona

By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Friday night’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race ended with a sweep, and overtime and two broken hearts. Five laps later than the scheduled 100, Kyle Larson got the victory in the Coca-Cola Firecracker 250 by .005 seconds over Elliott Sadler, who finished second at Daytona for the third straight race. But Larson’s victory wasn’t official until NASCAR demoted Justin Haley, who made a dramatic pass for the lead coming to the finish line but dipped below the yellow line dividing the racingRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer It’s the 16th race of the season and only three full-time NASCAR Xfinity Series regulars has scored a victory. The Xfinity Series returns to Daytona International Speedway for the second time this season, this time for the Coca-Cola Firecracker 250. Cup drivers, the unpredictability of restrictor-plate racing, and stage racing are just some of the storylines heading into the 16th race of the season. Coverage for the Coca-Cola Firecracker 250 is scheduled to start Friday at 7:30 p.m. ET. The ‘World Center of Racing’ has held theRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer It was not a typical race of survival for Elliott Sadler at Pocono Raceway. The NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship Points Leader had to nurse a car that almost fell apart to earn a top-10 finish in the Pocono Green 250. Sadler restarted deep in the field in his No. 1 OneMain Financial Chevrolet Camaro SS. With the restrictor plate aero package being used at Pocono, the draft was a bigger factor than in previous seasons at the 2.5-mile track. As he attempted to bump-draft withRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor CONCORD, N.C. – When it comes to drivers in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, there have been none more consistent in 2018 than Elliott Sadler, who had finished in the top-10 in every race heading into Saturday’s Alsco 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. After the checkered flag flew, Sadler not only kept that streak going with a fourth-place run, but also keeps his No. 1 JR Motorsports team at the top of the points standings. “We battled all day,” said Sadler. “Proud of my guys on thisRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service CONCORD, N.C. – Controlling the race on a succession of restarts from the inside lane at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Brad Keselowski pulled away in overtime to win Saturday’s Alsco 300, the 11th NASCAR Xfinity Series event of the season. After a debris caution on Lap 199 of a scheduled slowed the action for the 12th time, Keselowski led the field to the restart on Lap 203 and, with a strong push from runner-up and fellow Ford driver Cole Custer, broke away to a lead ofRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor Over the past month, there’s been something different about the NASCAR Xfinity Series – no Cup Series drivers in the field. Has anyone truly missed them? Because I sure haven’t. Without the Cup drivers in the field, we’ve truly gotten to see the Xfinity Series reaching toward its true potential on track. No longer did we see a Cup driver easily taking the win, streaking across the finish line seconds ahead of the nearest Xfinity Series regular. Instead, those that call the Xfinity Series homeRead More
By: NASCAR Wire Service DOVER, Del. – Justin Allgaier survived a breathtaking last-gasp effort from JR Motorsports teammate Elliott Sadler to win Saturday’s OneMain Financial 200 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Dover International Speedway. Allgaier led Sadler by less than a car-length as the drivers entered Turn 3 on the final circuit. Ahead of Allgaier, the lapped car of Joe Nemechek entered the corner low and drifted up the track, forcing Allgair to brake and run the middle lane at the cost of considerable momentum. Sadler saw the opening andRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer The $100,000 Xfinity Dash 4 Cash bonus goes a long way for any team that can earn the coveted prize. In this weekend’s OneMain Financial 200 at Dover International Speedway, Ryan Sieg will be one of four drivers attempting to earn the bonus. However, despite the fact that Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers are barred from competing, Sieg and his family-owned RSS Racing team will still face an uphill battle in doing so. Sieg’s Dash 4 Cash competitors include Joe Gibbs Racing’s Brandon Jones,Read More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer It’s the 10th race of the season and only two full-time NASCAR Xfinity Series regulars have scored a victory as the Xfinity Series returns to Dover International Speedway for the OneMain Financial 200. The final Xfinity Dash 4 Cash, zero Cup drivers, Spencer Gallagher’s suspension, and stage racing are just some of the story lines heading into Saturday’s race. Coverage for the OneMain Financial 200 is scheduled to start Saturday at 1:30 p.m. ET. Dover has been on the schedule since the inception of the NASCARRead More