RCR Post Race Report — Charlotte Motor Speedway– Nationwide

RCR Post Race Report — Charlotte Motor Speedway   
NASCAR Nationwide Series
History 300
Charlotte Motor Speedway
May 26, 2012
Race Highlights:
Richard Childress Racing teammates finished fourth (Kevin Harvick), fifth (Elliott Sadler), 10th (Joey Coulter) and 11th (Austin Dillon).
Sadler is second in the NASCAR Nationwide Series driver championship point standings, trailing point leader Ricky Stenhouse Jr. by 13 points. Dillon ranks third, followed by Sam Hornish Jr. and Cole Whitt.
The No. 2 Chevrolet team is third in the Nationwide Series owner championship point standings, 23 points shy of the No. 18 car’s lead, with the No. 3 team fourth in the standings and the No. 33 team fifth.
Dillon leads the Sunoco Rookie of the Year standings over Cole Whitt.
According to NASCAR’s Loop Data Statistics, Harvick maintained the highest average running position throughout the 200-lap race, had the highest driver rating, was the fastest driver late in a run, fastest on restarts, had the fastest green flag speed, led the most laps and was one of two drivers that spent the entire race running in the top 15.
Coulter earned a top-10 finish in his career first Nationwide Series start.
Coulter ranked third in the Closers category, improving two positions in the last 10 percent of the race.
Dillon and Sadler maintained the sixth and seventh-highest average running positions with an average running place of 8.670 and 9.025, respectively.
Dillon earned his career best Nationwide Series starting position by qualifying second on Saturday afternoon.
Combined, the RCR entries posted the fastest lap of the race for 43 circuits, with Harvick leading all drivers with 41 Fastest Laps of the Race.
Brad Keselowski earned his first win of the 2012 Nationwide Series and was followed to the finish line by Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch, Harvick and Sadler.
The next scheduled Nationwide Series race is the NNS 200 at Dover International Speedway on Saturday, June 2. The 11th race of the 2012 season is scheduled to be televised live on ESPN beginning at 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time and broadcast live on the Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.