RCR Post Race Report — Texas Motor Speedway
NASCAR Nationwide Series
RACE: O’Reilly Auto Parts 300
TRACK: Texas Motor Speedway
DATE: April 13, 2012
Richard Childress Racing teammates finished second (Paul Menard), fifth (Austin Dillon) and 12th (Elliott Sadler).
Sadler leads the Nationwide Series driver championship point standings by four points over Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Dillon, Sam Hornish Jr. and Michael Annett complete the top five.
The No. 2 Chevrolet team leads the NASCAR Nationwide Series owner championship point standings, four points ahead of the No. 6 car, with the No. 33 team third in the standings and the No. 3 team fourth.
Menard maintained the highest average running position (1.84) throughout the 200-lap event, while Sadler and Dillon were ranked fifth and sixth, respectively.
Dillon ranked second in NASCAR’s Loop Data category for Fastest Drivers Late in a Run, with Menard ranked fifth and Sadler ranked sixth in that category.
Combined, the RCR entries posted the fastest lap of the race for 48 circuits, or 29.6 percent of the race.
Each of the RCR entries led laps during the race, with Menard leading more laps than any other driver.
Ricky Stenhouse earned his second win of the 2012 Nationwide Series and was followed to the finish line by Menard, Kasey Kahne, Denny Hamlin and Dillon.
The next scheduled Nationwide Series race is the NASCAR Nationwide Series 250 at Richmond International Raceway on Friday, April 27. The seventh race of the 2012 season is scheduled to be televised live on ESPN2 beginning at 7 p.m. Eastern Time and broadcast live on the Performance Racing Network and Sirius XM Satellite Radio.