RCR Post Race Report — NNS Bristol Motor Speedway
NASCAR Nationwide Series
Food City 250
Bristol Motor Speedway
August 24, 2012
Richard Childress Racing teammates finished fourth (Austin Dillon), fifth (Elliott Sadler) and 15th (Kevin Harvick).
Sadler leads the NASCAR Nationwide Series driver championship point standings by 19 points over Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Sam Hornish ranks third, with Dillon fourth in the standings, trailing his RCR teammate by 35 points.
The No. 2 Chevrolet team is second in the Nationwide Series owner championship point standings, 13 points shy of the No. 18 team’s lead, with the No. 3 team fifth in the standings and the No. 33 team seventh.
Dillon leads the Sunoco Rookie of the Year standings over Cole Whitt.
According to NASCAR’s Loop Data Statistics, Dillon led the Closers category, advancing five positions in the last 10 percent of the race.
Dillon and Sadler spent 100 percent of the 250-lap race running in the top 15.
Sadler led the category for Fastest Drivers Early in a Run (119.505 mph) and ranked third in Fastest Drivers Late in a Run (116.744).
Sadler and Harvick maintained the third and fourth-best Average Running Positions throughout the race, with Sadler maintaining an average running place of 3.602 and Harvick a 4.476.
Harvick led a race-leading 98 laps, while Sadler led 11 laps.
Harvick had the fastest Speed in Traffic (117.450 mph).
Combined, the RCR entries posted the Fastest Lap of the Race for 67 circuits with Sadler (28), Harvick (27) and Dillon (12).
Joey Logano earned his sixth Nationwide Series victory of the season and was followed to the finish line by Stenhouse, Kyle Busch, Dillon and Sadler.
The next scheduled Nationwide Series race is the NRA American Warriors 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday, Sept. 1. The 24th race of the 2012 season is scheduled to be televised live on ESPN2 beginning at 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time and broadcast live on the Performance Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.