Elliott Sadler went 14 years without a victory in the Nationwide Series. Now, he has two in the last three weeks.
Sadler picked up his second victory of the season Saturday when his crew chief left him out on the track on old tires during the final caution at Bristol Motor Speedway. The call put Sadler in the lead on the final restart, with 28 laps remaining, and he easily held off Kasey Kahne and Brad Keselowski.
Prior to his win two weeks ago at Phoenix, Sadler had not won in the Nationwide Series since Oct. 31, 1998, at Rockingham. That also was the last season he won multiple races in the Nationwide Series, and the year he scored his only other win at Bristol in the second-tier series.
“To win two of the first four races is awesome, and we’ve got to keep adding to them. There’s blood in the water,” said Sadler, the Nationwide Series points leader.
“After what I’ve been through the last couple of years in racing, this damn sure feels good.”
Video: Elliott Sadler and Luke Lambert use pit strategy to get the lead and then hold on for their second victory on the season.
–Sadler raced to his first career Sprint Cup victory at Bristol in 2001, when he stayed out on old tires and pulled off an improbable victory.–