RCR Post Race Report — NNS Richmond International Raceway

RCR Post Race Report —  NNS Richmond International Raceway 
NASCAR Nationwide Series
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Richmond International Raceway
September 8, 2012
Race Highlights:
Richard Childress Racing teammates finished first (Kevin Harvick), sixth (Austin Dillon), seventh (Ty Dillon) and 12th (Elliott Sadler).
Sadler leads the NASCAR Nationwide Series driver championship point standings by one point over Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Dillon ranks third in the standings, trailing his RCR teammate by 30 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 fourth in the standings and the No. 33 team sixth.
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 (1.624), Driver Rating (148.5), Fastest Drivers Early in a Run (119.316 mph), Fastest Drivers Late in a Run (114.326 mph), Fastest Laps Run (74), Fastest on Restarts (118.120 mph), Green Flag Speed (116.328 mph) and Laps Led (141).
Harvick, A. Dillon and T. Dillon were among the five drivers in the 43-car field that spent 100 percent of the race running in the top 15.
A. Dillon maintained the third-best Average Running Position (3.955) and ranked third in Green Flag Speed (115.901 mph).
T. Dillon led the field in Quality Passes with 35 and ranked second in Green Flag Passes with 37.
Sadler led the Closers category, advancing 11 positions in the final 10 percent of the race, while T. Dillon ranked second by advancing four spots.
Combined, the RCR entries posted the Fastest Lap for 123 out of 250 circuits with Harvick (74 fastest laps), A. Dillon (25), Sadler (23) and T. Dillon (1).
Harvick earned his first Nationwide Series victory of the season and was followed to the finish line by Stenhouse, Kurt Busch, Denny Hamlin and Michael Annett.
The next scheduled Nationwide Series race is the Dollar General 300 powered by Coca-Cola at Chicagoland Speedway on Saturday, Sept. 15. The 26th race of the 2012 season is scheduled to be televised live on ESPN2 beginning at 3 p.m. Eastern Time and broadcast live on the Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.