Stenhouse faulters, Sadler gains ground: The History Channel 300 Review

CONCORD, NC - MAY 24: Angela Cope, driver of the #00 Highland Wealth Advisors/Luichiny Shoes Chevrolet, stands in the garage during practice for the NASCAR Nationwide Series History 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 24, 2012 in Concord, North Carolina. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Brad Keselowski won. That's all I have to say about that.

Ricky Stenhouse broke a driveshaft early in the race and spent the rest of the day riding around over twenty laps down. He hung on to the points lead, but took a huge hit. Elliott Sadler was the highest finishing Nationwide Driver in fifth place.

I have to eat a little crow this week. In the preview I knocked Richard Childress Racing driver Joey Coulter saying that he would not have been my first choice to make his debut at Charlotte. Coulter changed my mind with a tenth place finish and an all together solid debut. Coulter is struggling in the Truck Series, but it seems that he may be better suited in Nationwide.

Results and More after the jump!

FIN ST CAR DRIVER MAKE SPONSOR LAPS STATUS
1 10 22 Brad Keselowski Dodge Discount Tire 200 Running
2 13 18 Denny Hamlin Toyota Sport Clips 200 Running
3 12 54 Kyle Busch Toyota Monster Energy 200 Running
4 7 33 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Hunt Brothers Pizza 200 Running
5 6 2 Elliott Sadler Chevrolet OneMain Financial 200 Running
6 1 20 Joey Logano Toyota GameStop / Hitman Absolution 200 Running
7 8 30 James Buescher Chevrolet ABF 200 Running
8 16 31 Justin Allgaier Chevrolet Brandt 200 Running
9 5 12 Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge Alliance Truck Parts 200 Running
10 21 21 Joey Coulter Chevrolet Sherwin-Williams 200 Running
11 2 3 Austin Dillon * Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops 200 Running
12 20 44 Mike Bliss Toyota Tri-Star Motorsports 200 Running
13 3 7 Danica Patrick Chevrolet GoDaddy.com 200 Running
14 22 43 Michael Annett Ford Pilot Flying J 200 Running
15 19 01 Mike Wallace Chevrolet Restaurant.com 200 Running
16 23 98 Reed Sorenson Chevrolet Carroll Shelby Motors 200 Running
17 14 38 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet Great Clips 200 Running
18 25 51 Jeremy Clements Chevrolet Clements Automotive 199 Running
19 24 41 Timmy Hill Ford Poynt.com 199 Running
20 28 19 Tayler Malsam Toyota G-Oil 198 Running
21 34 24 Casey Roderick * Chevrolet West Virginia Miners 198 Running
22 26 70 Johanna Long * Chevrolet Wish For Our Heroes 198 Running
23 31 08 Kyle Fowler Ford Randy Hill Racing 196 Running
24 42 99 Travis Pastrana Toyota boost mobile 195 Running
25 36 52 Joey Gase * Chevrolet Pauliewood.com 193 Running
26 4 6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford EcoBoost 179 Running
27 37 40 Erik Darnell Chevrolet Strutmasters 176 Accident
28 11 88 Cole Whitt * Chevrolet Ingersoll Rand 167 Running
29 29 87 Joe Nemechek Toyota GBC / AM FM Energy / SWM 157 Running
30 39 50 T.J. Bell Chevrolet Liberty Tire Recycling 151 Handling
31 9 11 Brian Scott Toyota Dollar General 146 Accident
32 18 14 Jeff Green Toyota Hefty / Reynolds Wrap 141 Driveshaft
33 15 81 Jason Bowles * Toyota American Majority 137 Accident
34 17 39 Josh Richards Ford NSW Kids 134 Accident
35 32 4 Danny Efland Chevrolet Tradebank 103 Brakes
36 35 00 Angela Cope Chevrolet Highland Wealth Advisors 51 Engine
37 43 89 Morgan Shepherd Chevrolet MorganShepherd.com 39 Start and Park
38 40 74 Mike Harmon Chevrolet Koma Unwind Relaxation Drink 30 Start and Park
39 41 23 Robert Richardson Jr. Chevrolet North Texas Pipe 13 Start and Park
40 38 46 Chase Miller Chevrolet Curtis Key Plumbing 10 Start and Park
41 27 42 Josh Wise Chevrolet Curtis Key Plumbing 8 Start and Park
42 30 47 Scott Speed Chevrolet Curtis Key Plumbing 5 Start and Park
43 33 10 Kevin Lepage Toyota TriStar Motorsports 3 Start and Park

Mike Bliss, Sam Hornish, Danica Patrick and Austin Dillon all had good runs this week. Patrick and Allgaier both moved up in points, otherwise things remained the same. Here's how it looks:

RANK NUM DRIVER POINTS BEHIND WINS
1 6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 430 Leader 3
2 2 Elliott Sadler 417 -13 2
3 3 Austin Dillon* 402 -28 0
4 12 Sam Hornish Jr. 373 -57 0
5 88 Cole Whitt* 336 -94 0
6 31 Justin Allgaier 336 -94 0
7 43 Michael Annett 331 -99 0
8 44 Mike Bliss 291 -139 0
9 7 Danica Patrick 264 -166 0
10 87 Joe Nemechek 262 -168 0

Join us later in the week for another preview of the coming Nationwide Race. Enjoy!

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