Elliott Sadler Tag

By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer In a final round of qualifying that featured a great mix of veteran and youth, Christopher Bell turned a lap at 181.76 mph (30.60 seconds) to take the top spot for Saturday afternoon’s NASCAR XFINITY Series Rinnai 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Bell, in his No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, edged out Joey Logano to earn his second series pole in just his 10th start. “This one’s probably a little bit more enjoyable,” Bell said with a large grin when asked if this poleRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – In a day race that ended under the lights, with the closest margin of victory in NASCAR history, Tyler Reddick finished Saturday’s PowerShares QQQ 300 less than three inches ahead of JR Motorsports teammate Elliott Sadler. In the last of five overtimes, after a stoppage of 5 minutes, 27 seconds, and on the 23rd extra lap, Reddick made a move to the outside off Turn 4 and won a drag race with Sadler to the stripe after their cars bumpedRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The closest finish in NASCAR…ever. Elliott Sadler just wishes he would have been on the winning side of it. Falling 0.000 seconds short to his JR Motorsports teammate Tyler Reddick, Sadler had to settle for second place at Daytona for the third time in his Xfinity Series career and the third straight race at restrictor plate tracks. “I’ve been close here a lot of times, but this one hurt a lot today because you didn’t know,” said Sadler. “Did we? OrRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer  Ryan Truex hasn’t missed a beat. Despite a move from the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series to the NASCAR Xfinity Series, Truex scored a top-10 finish in his first Xfinity Series race since 2015. Truex survived five overtime attempts to finish seventh in the PowerShares QQQ 300. In the previous four overtime attempts, he snuck through the mayhem to emerge unscathed. The amount of fuel was also in question with the multiple overtime attempts, but was not a factor. On the final overtime attempt, TruexRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer The highlights of every sport always seem to shine after the season is over. The 2017 NASCAR Xfinity Series season was no different. So, with the year drawing to a close, we’ll count down the 10 best moments of the 2017 Xfinity Series season. Restrictions on Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Drivers The restrictions on veteran Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers prior to the 2017 season was a step in the right direction. However, only 10 of the 33 races were won by XfinityRead More

Posted On November 18, 2017By Michael GuzmanIn Breaking News, Headline News, Xfinity

Ryan Preece: I Was Going to Let Sadler Go

By Michael Guzman Homestead, FL – “He cost us a championship and he’s not even racing anybody.” Following Saturday evening’s Ford EcoBoost 300, tempers flared between part-time Joe Gibbs Racing driver Ryan Preece and championship contender Elliott Sadler. Preece, 27, defended his actions by stating his need to prove himself at one of NASCAR’s highest levels and also mentioned that the situation warranted racing Sadler hard. “To be honest with you, if there’s a person you don’t want to cost a title, it’s Elliott Sadler. Growing up I was aRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer For the second year in a row, Elliott Sadler is left with heart break and frustration in the NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship. Sadler fought hard for well over 40 laps in the Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway with his JR Motorsports teammate, and Championship rival William Byron. However, slower traffic and a battle in the Owner’s Championship cost him the chance at his first Championship. Sadler ran close to the front of the Championship battle in his No. 1 OneMain Financial Chevrolet Camaro. InRead More
By: Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service HOMESTEAD, Fla. – As Cole Custer celebrated his first victory in the NASCAR XFINITY Series and 19-year-old William Byron reveled in the series championship, a heartbroken and angry Elliott Sadler confronted the driver he believed cost him a long-coveted NASCAR title. Custer took the checkered flag in a different zip code, crossing the finish line 15.405 seconds ahead of second-place Sam Hornish Jr., who delivered the owners’ championship to Roger Penske. The real action, however, occurred three-quarters of a lap behind the winner. Sadler hadRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer In a season dominated by Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers, the NASCAR Xfinity Series season finale is finally here. 32 races into the NASCAR Xfinity Series season, only four of the NASCAR Xfinity Series regulars (Jeremy Clements, Ryan Reed, Justin Allgaier twice, and William Byron four times) have scored victories during the 2017 season. This weekend the NASCAR Xfinity Series travels to Homestead-Miami Speedway for the Ford EcoBoost 300, the 33rd and final race of the season. The Championship Four at Homestead include raceRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – They’re not exactly the Three Musketeers. It won’t be “one for all, and all for one” when three JR Motorsports teammates—Elliott Sadler, William Byron and Justin Allgaier—take the green flag in Saturday’s Ford Eco-Boost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway (3:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN). In fact, all three drivers, along with Richard Childress Racing’s Daniel Hemric, will be competing for the NASCAR XFINITY Series championship trophy, and there’s only one of those to go around. That doesn’t mean the teammates won’tRead More