RCR Post Race Report — Talladega Superspeedway Nationwide

RCR Post Race Report — Talladega Superspeedway
NASCAR Nationwide Series     
RACE: Aaron’s 312
TRACK: Talladega Superspeedway  
DATE: May 5, 2012  
Race Highlights:
Richard Childress Racing teammates finished 10th (Elliott Sadler), 17th (Austin Dillon) and 22nd (Kevin Harvick).
Sadler is second in the Nationwide Series driver championship point standings, trailing point leader Ricky Stenhouse Jr. by five points. Austin Dillon ranks third, followed by Sam Hornish Jr and Cole Whitt.
The No. 2 Chevrolet team is second in the NASCAR Nationwide Series owner championship point standings, five points shy of the No. 6 car, with the No. 33 team fourth in the standings and the No. 3 team fifth.
According to NASCAR’s Loop Data Statistics, Sadler ranked second in the Closers category, advancing 14 positions in the last 10 percent of the race.
Dillon and Sadler maintained the fifth and sixth-highest average running position, respectively.
Dillon was the fifth-fastest driver late in a run and had the fifth-fastest green flag speed.
Dillon leads the Sunoco Rookie of the Year standings over Cole Whitt.
Harvick maintained the fastest speed in traffic (184.902 mph).
Combined, the RCR entries posted the fastest lap of the race for nine circuits.
Each of the RCR entries led laps, with Harvick leading six laps, Sadler leading eight laps and Dillon leading four laps.
Joey Logano earned his second win of the 2012 Nationwide Series and was followed to the finish line by Kyle Busch, Stenhouse Jr.,Whitt and Dale Earnhardt Jr.
The next scheduled Nationwide Series race is the VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200 at Darlington Raceway on Friday, May 11. The ninth race of the 2012 season is scheduled to be televised live on ESPN2 beginning at 6 p.m. Eastern Time and broadcast live on the Motor Racing Network and Sirius XM Satellite Radio