NXS: Elliott Sadler Leaves Dover with Second Place Finish


DOVER, Del. – To say that Elliott Sadler is strong at the Monster Mile might be an understatement. In 21 races at the one-mile concrete track in Dover, Sadler has posted 14 top-10 finishes. That’s impressive for a track that is known to destroy racecars.

Going for his third straight Dash 4 Cash victory, Sadler came up one spot short from securing the $100,000 bonus. However, his teammate Justin Allgaier is the driver that bested him in the OneMain Financial 200 Saturday afternoon.

As the two were working out of Turn 4 on the final lap, Allgaier got a little loose, but Sadler had to lift from wrecking and taking him out.

“I tried to get to him and work under him, but when he got sideways, I had to lift or else I’d wreck us both.”

Sadler added, “If he [Justin] wasn’t my teammate, it would have been a different outcome for sure. I might have wreck us both, but it would have been a different outcome for sure. We have so much respect for each other; we race each other hard, but we race each other fair. Plus, we need each other to make it to homestead”

Sadler led Saturday’s race three times for 33 laps, but ran second behind his teammate for the most part of the final stage.

“I really wanted to win this race, you know. My sponsor, OneMain Financial sponsored this race and it would have been awesome to win it for them.”

The two lined-up side by side on the final restart at lap 173.

“I tried to get under him. I knew that Justin was going to be real good on the restart, and I was trying to formulate a way to get. I was trying to figure out where to go that Justin wasn’t.”

When asked if JR Motorsports is the best team in the NXS garage, Sadler exclaimed “YES!”

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About Jacob Mullins

Jacob Mullins serves as the managing editor and senior NASCAR writer covering all three national touring series's. You can find him on on Twitter at @JMulls15. An intercollegiate athletic administrator by trade, Mullins can be found at the big tracks as well as the local short tracks in the Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania area. Mullins enjoys social media, photography and graphic design. A native of West Chester, Pennsylvania, Mullins follows all forms of racing, Major League Baseball (Baltimore Orioles) and college football (Virginia Tech Hokies).

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