RCR Post Race Report — NNS Atlanta Motor Speedway
NASCAR Nationwide Series
NRA American Warrior 300
Atlanta Motor Speedway
September 1, 2012
Richard Childress Racing teammates finished third (Kevin Harvick), fourth (Elliott Sadler) and sixth (Austin Dillon).
Sadler leads the NASCAR Nationwide Series driver championship point standings by 12 points over Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Sam Hornish ranks third, with Dillon fourth in the standings, trailing his RCR teammate by 37 points.
The No. 2 Chevrolet team is second in the Nationwide Series owner championship point standings, five 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, Harvick led the field in Average Running Position (1.405), Driver Rating (144.2), Fastest Drivers Early in a Run (172.217 mph), Fastest Drivers Late in a Run (166.806 mph), Fastest Laps Run (94), Fastest on Restarts (169.571 mph), Green Flag Speed (169.662 mph) and Laps Led (157).
Sadler maintained the Fastest Speed in Traffic (168.211 mph) throughout the 195-lap race and had the third-highest Driver Rating (115.6).
Dillon made 57 Green Flag Passes, ranking him second, and posted the Fastest Lap of the Race for five circuits.
Stenhouse earned his fourth Nationwide Series victory of the season and was followed to the finish line by Brad Keselowski, Harvick, Sadler and Justin Allgaier.
The next scheduled Nationwide Series race is the Virginia 529 College Savings 250 at Richmond International Raceway on Friday, Sept. 7. The 25th race of the 2012 season is scheduled to be televised live on ESPN beginning at 7 p.m. Eastern Time and broadcast live on the Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.