RCR Post Race Report — Kentucky Speedway–Nationwide Series

RCR Post Race Report — Kentucky Speedway
NASCAR Nationwide Series
Feed the Children 300
Kentucky Speedway
June 29, 2012
Race Highlights:   
Richard Childress Racing teammates finished first (Austin Dillon), third (Kevin Harvick) and ninth (Elliott Sadler).
Dillon leads the NASCAR Nationwide Series driver championship point standings over Elliott Sadler by two points. Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. ranks third, followed by Sam Hornish and Justin Allgaier.  
The No. 3 Chevrolet team is second in the Nationwide Series owner championship point standings, 35 points shy of the No. 18 car’s lead, with the No. 2 team third in the standings and the No. 33 team fourth.  
Dillon leads the Sunoco Rookie of the Year standings over Cole Whitt.  
According to NASCAR’s Loop Data Statistics, Dillon earned a perfect Driver Rating of 150.0 and led the field in Loop Data categories for Average Running Position (1.095), Fastest Driver Early in a Run (171.077 mph), Fastest Laps Run (79), Fastest on Restarts (165.773 mph), Green Flag Speed (169.073 mph) and Laps Led (192).  
Dillon set the record for the most laps led in a Nationwide Series race at Kentucky Speedway (192 laps), surpassing the previous record set by Carl Edwards in 2005 (150 laps).  
Dillon and Harvick were among six drivers who spent 100 percent of the race running in the top 15, while Sadler spent 98.5 percent of his laps in the top 15.  
Harvick held the second-highest running position, with an average running place of 3.710.  
Harvick maintained the third-highest Driver Rating (121.7) and also ranked third in Green Flag Speed (168.592 mph), Fastest on Restarts (163.435 mph) and Fastest Laps Run (31).  
Sadler earned his 11th top-10 finish through 15 races.  
Sadler tied for third in the Closers category, improving two positions in the last 10 percent of the race, and made 27 Quality Passes, which also tied him for third in that category.  
Dillon earned his first career Nationwide Series win and was followed to the finish line by Kurt Busch, Harvick, Michael Annett and Justin Allgaier.
The next scheduled Nationwide Series race is the Daytona 250 powered by Coca-Cola at Daytona International Speedway on Friday, July 6. The 16th 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 SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.