NASCAR Phoenix Nationwide Series Results: Elliott Sadler Wins First Race Since 1998

Elliott Sadler took the lead with 25 laps left in the Bashas' Supermarkets 200 at Phoenix International Raceway and held off hard-charging Brad Keselowski to win for the first time at PIR and the sixth time in his Nationwide Series career.

Defending series champion Ricky Stenhouse Jr. ran third, followed by rookie Austin Dillon and Kevin Harvick, who dominated the race but fell victim to pit strategy in the late going.

Driving for Richard Childress Racing after selling his own team to RCR last year, Harvick took control of the race on Lap 53, when he passed Hamlin for the lead four circuits after a restart. He pulled away to an advantage of more than six seconds before Kenny Wallace's crash into the Turn 4 wall caused the second caution of the afternoon.

Hamlin, the pole-sitter, regained the lead off pit road on Lap 105, but it didn't last, as Harvick took over the top spot moments after the subsequent restart on Lap 111.

Harvick stayed out front until NASCAR called the third caution on Lap 163 for debris in Turn 3. When the leap-lap cars pitted one circuit later, Harvick took four tires and came out seventh, as the six drivers ahead of him either took two tires or fuel only on their stops.

Keselowski passed Hamlin for the lead after the restart on Lap 168 but surrendered the top position to Sadler on Lap 175.

Here are the full Nationwide Series results from Phoenix:

  1. Elliott Sadler
  2. Brad Keselowski
  3. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
  4. Austin Dillon
  5. Kevin Harvick
  6. Sam Hornish Jr.
  7. Trevor Bayne
  8. Joey Logano
  9. Denny Hamlin
  10. Michael Annett
  11. Kyle Busch
  12. James Buescher
  13. Cole Whitt
  14. Brian Scott
  15. Justin Allgaier
  16. Mike Bliss
  17. Casey Roderick
  18. Kasey Kahne
  19. Jason Bowles
  20. Tayler Malsam
  21. Danica Patrick
  22. Jeremy Clements
  23. Jamie Dick
  24. Joe Nemechek
  25. Joey Gase
  26. Erik Darnell
  27. Benny Gordon
  28. Eric McClure
  29. T.J. Bell
  30. Tim Schendel
  31. Blake Koch
  32. Mike Wallace
  33. Daryl Harr
  34. Charles Lewandoski
  35. David Green
  36. Kenny Wallace
  37. JJ Yeley
  38. Morgan Shepherd
  39. Mike Harmon
  40. Josh Wise
  41. Chase Miller
  42. Scott Speed
  43. Jeff Green
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