RCR Post Race Report–Michigan International Speedway– Nationwide Series

NASCAR Nationwide Series
Alliance Truck Parts 250  
Michigan International Speedway
June 16, 2012
Race Highlights:  
Richard Childress Racing teammates finished fifth (Austin Dillon), eighth (Paul Menard) and 11th (Elliott Sadler).
Sadler leads the NASCAR Nationwide Series driver championship point standings over Austin Dillon by eight points. Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. ranks third, followed by Sam Hornish and Cole Whitt.
The No. 2 Chevrolet team is second in the Nationwide Series owner championship point standings, 47 points shy of the No. 18 car’s lead, with the No. 3 team third in the standings and the No. 33 team fourth.
Dillon leads the Sunoco Rookie of the Year standings over Cole Whitt.
According to NASCAR’s Loop Data Statistics, RCR entries posted the fastest lap of the race for 31 circuits with Sadler (13), Dillon (nine) and Menard (nine).
Combined, the RCR entries led 51 of 125 laps.
The RCR entries ranked third (Menard), fourth (Sadler) and fifth (Dillon) in the NASCAR Loop Data Category for Fastest Drivers Late in a Run.
The RCR entries ranked second (Menard), third (Sadler) and fourth (Dillon) in the NASCAR Loop Data Category for Green Flag Speed.
Dillon earned his first career Nationwide Series pole award and set a new track record at Michigan International Speedway.
Dillon made 52 green-flag passes during the 125-lap race, ranked fifth among all drivers.
Menard and Sadler spent 100 percent of the race in the top 15.
Joey Logano earned his fifth win of the 2012 Nationwide Series season and was followed to the finish line by James Buescher, Kurt Busch, Cole Whitt and Dillon.
The next scheduled Nationwide Series race is the Sargento 200 at Road America on Saturday, June 23. The 14th race of the 2012 season is scheduled to be televised live on ESPN beginning at 3 p.m. Eastern Time and broadcast live on the Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.