Nationwide Series Championship Battle Heats Up With Five Races Remaining
October 12, 2012
The championship battle between Elliott Sadler and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. is down to the wire with five races remaining and statistics show Charlotte could prove to be pivotal. In 11 starts, Sadler has only led one lap to Stenhouse’s 34 laps in six starts.
Despite not topping the laps-led category Sadler has proven he knows how to get around the 1.5-mile oval speedway with three top-five and four top-10 finishes.
Stenhouse won the pole at Charlotte in May of 2011.
Sadler increased his lead over Stenhouse to nine points following last month’s race in Dover. Stenhouse holds the second spot followed by Austin Dillon (-25), Sam Hornish Jr. (-60) and Justin Allgaier (-128).