What a finish to an otherwise subpar race! With 35 to go, we had a great battle for first between Carl Edwards and Elliott Sadler. Sadler just would not give up the lead but everyone in the race, and I mean everyone, was low on fuel. While Edwards and Sadler were going at it, Justin Allgaier was quietly passing cars and putting up top laps.
With 7 to go, Elliott Sadler had a tire going down and had to pit leaving the fight for the win down to just Edwards and Allgaier. After the white flag it looked like Edwards was going to bring it home, but it wasn't to be as he ran out of gas on the last turn. As Edwards shook his car back and forth, trying to pick up some extra fuel in the bottom of his tank, Allgaier almost rearended him. Justin fortunately shot to the inside and passed Carl, before running out of gas himself. Justin Allgaier picked up his second career Nationwide win, and his first at his home track of Chicagoland.
Results and more after the Jump!
|1||13||31||Justin Allgaier||Brandt Chevy||200||Running|
|2||4||60||Carl Edwards(i)||Fastenal Ford||200||Running|
|3||31||16||Trevor Bayne||Avnet / BMA Ford||200||Running|
|4||1||88||Aric Almirola||TaxSlayer.com Chevy||200||Running|
|5||14||38||Jason Leffler||Great Clips Chevy||200||Running|
|6||7||32||Reed Sorenson||Dollar General Chevy||200||Running|
|7||15||09||Kenny Wallace||Family Farmers Toyota||200||Running|
|8||17||18||Kelly Bires||Heil Heating Toyota||200||Running|
|9||11||62||Michael Annett||Pilot Travel Centers Toyota||200||Running|
|10||16||7||Danica Patrick||Tissot / GoDaddy.com Chevy||199||Running|
|11||2||2||Elliott Sadler||OneMain Financial Chevy||199||Running|
|12||10||66||Steve Wallace||5-hour Energy Toyota||199||Running|
|13||18||33||Kevin Harvick(i)||Rheem Chevy||199||Running|
|14||3||6||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||RickyvsTrevor.com Ford||199||Running|
|15||25||15||Timmy Hill #||Lilly Trucking of VA Ford||199||Running|
|16||22||01||Mike Wallace||Cowboys and Aliens Chevy||199||Running|
|17||8||11||Brian Scott||Sandvik Toyota||199||Running|
|18||27||14||Eric McClure||Hefty BlackOut Chevy||199||Running|
|19||19||70||Scott Wimmer||ForeTravel Motorcoach Chevy||198||Running|
|20||9||99||Ryan Truex #||Pastrana Waltrip Racing Toyota||198||Running|
|21||29||87||Joe Nemechek||NEMCO Motorsports Toyota||198||Running|
|22||12||19||Mike Bliss||TriStar Motorsports Chevy||196||Running|
|23||24||28||Derrike Cope||Jay Robinson Inc. Chevy||196||Running|
|24||26||40||Charles Lewandoski #||Key Motorsports Chevy||196||Running|
|25||28||89||Morgan Shepherd||Victory in Jesus Racing Chevy||196||Running|
|26||21||39||Josh Wise||Cajun Industries Ford||195||Running|
|27||20||81||Blake Koch #||Daystar.com Dodge||194||Running|
|28||38||52||Kevin Lepage||Just Rite Acoustics Chevy||193||Running|
|29||23||51||Jeremy Clements||Gerber Collision & Glass Chevy||186||Running|
|30||6||22||Brad Keselowski(i)||Discount Tire Dodge||139||Engine|
|31||41||41||Carl Long||Lilly Trucking of VA Ford||79||Steering Box|
|32||30||23||Robert Richardson Jr.||North Texas Pipe Dodge||64||Electrical|
|33||5||30||Mikey Kile||Sears Auto Center Chevy||62||Engine|
|34||37||79||Tim Andrews||2nd Chance Motorsports Ford||29||Start and Park|
|35||32||49||Dennis Setzer||Jay Robinson Inc. Chevy||24||Start and Park|
|36||35||13||Rick Crawford(i)||DriverMale.com Ford||22||Start and Park|
|37||36||68||Matt Carter||Fleur-de-lis Farms Chevy||18||Start and Park|
|38||42||75||Johnny Chapman||Lilly Trucking of VA Ford||15||Start and Park|
|39||40||74||Mike Harmon||Riverwalk Cafe Chevy||6||Start and Park|
|40||33||44||Jeff Green||Pro Motor Chevy||3||Start and Park|
|41||34||46||Chase Miller||Key Motorsports Chevy||3||Start and Park|
|42||39||55||Brett Rowe||Imperial Bedding Chevy||3||Start and Park|
Danica Patrick matched her top 10 in Indy. My guess is that she makes the switch next year to full time Nationwide Driver. She seems to be better at Stock Cars.
Trevor Bayne had a great return, I still cannot see him going winless this year.
The top three in points are seperated by just 6 points.
After running out of gas, Elliott Sadler slipped to second, while our new points leader is once again Reed Sorenson. Here's the best battle in Nascar:
|3||6||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||Ford||482||1|
After the #20 had to withdraw and with a bad run by Kelly Bires, neither Joe Gibbs cars lead the Owner's standings. It's now Carl Edwards' #60 team. The #32 team has moved up to third behind the #18. Here's the fight:
With two teams in the top 30 not locked in due to missing one race, things are pretty stagnent in the locked in battle. Here's the fight for the top 30 (now 32) in owner points:
Nationwide now has an off week, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't check back to Nascar Ranting and Raving this week. Come back, and come back often. Enjoy!