RCR Post Race Report–Kentucky

RCR Post Race Report
NASCAR Nationwide Series
Kentucky 300  
NASCAR Nationwide Series
Kentucky 300
Kentucky Speedway
September 22, 2012

Race Highlights:
Richard Childress Racing teammates finished first (Austin Dillon), third (Brendan Gaughan) and fifth (Elliott Sadler).
Sadler leads the NASCAR Nationwide Series driver championship point standings by four points over Ricky Stenhouse Jr., while Dillon ranks third in the standings, 15 markers behind his RCR teammate.
The No. 2 team ranks second in the Nationwide Series owner championship point standings, trailing the No. 18 team by 13 points, with the No. 3 team fourth in the standings and the No. 33 team sixth.
Dillon leads the Rookie of the Year standings over Cole Whitt.
According to NASCAR’s Loop Data Statistics, the RCR drivers ranked second (Dillon), third (Sadler) and fourth (Gaughan) in the category for Fastest Drivers Early in a Run.
Combined, the RCR drivers posted the Fastest Laps Run for 81 circuits.
Dillon led the field in Average Running Position (2.005), Driver Rating (139.5), Fastest Drivers Late in a Run (169.924 mph), Fastest Laps Run (40), Fastest on Restarts (165.775) and Green Flag Speed (170.404 mph).
Gaughan posted his third top-10 finish in three races at Kentucky Speedway.
Sadler (3.055) and Gaughan (7.210) maintained the third and fourth-best Average Running Position, respectively, throughout the race.
Sadler had the second-best Driver Rating (131.4).
Dillon earned his second Nationwide Series victory of his career and the 2012 season by 1.059 seconds over Sam Hornish Jr., Gaughan, Drew Herring and Sadler.
The next scheduled Nationwide Series race is the OneMain Financial 200 Dover International Speedway on Saturday, Sept. 29. The 27th race of the 2012 season is scheduled to be televised live on ESPN beginning at 3 p.m. Eastern Time and broadcast live on Motor Racing Network beginning at 3:45 p.m.