Elliot Sadler wins Nationwide race at Iowa

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NEWTON, Iowa — Elliott Sadler rebounded from the disappointment of his jumped-restart penalty last week in Indianapolis to win the NASCAR Nationwide Race at Iowa Speedway on Saturday night.

Sadler denied Ricky Stenhouse Jr. a fourth consecutive victory at Iowa Speedway, and increased his lead in the series standings to 18 points over Austin Dillon.

Sadler won the pole with a track-record qualifying speed of 135.141 mph and was near or at the front of the pack the entire race. He overtook Justin Allgaier on the 192nd lap and went on to his fourth victory of the season.

Allgaier was second, followed by Sam Hornish Jr., Michael Annett and Stenhouse.

Danica Patrick finished 11th.

TRUCKS SERIES: In Long Pond, Pa., Joey Coulter sped from third to first off the final restart to win for the first time in the Trucks Series at Pocono Raceway.

Coulter won in his 36th career Trucks start. He’s winless in 19 Nationwide races.

“They say once you win one, the others are easier,” Coulter said. “I hope they’re right.”

His emotional mother was among the first join him in Victory Lane. She gushed as she said the 22-year-old Coulter had worked hard every single day of his life since he was 8 to have a moment like this one.

James Buescher was second and pole winner Nelson Piquet Jr. was third in the 50-lap race.

INDYCAR SERIES: In Lexington, Ohio, Will Power captured his third pole of the season, holding off Dario Franchitti and rookie Simon Pagenaud to take the top qualifying spot for the IndyCar race at Mid-Ohio.

Power, ranked as the best in the series on road courses, was timed in 1 minute, 5.6474 seconds around the 2.25-mile, 13-turn layout nestled in farmland between Cleveland and Columbus. Franchitti was at 1:05.8950 and Pagenaud, making only his second appearance at the track, clocked 1:05.9038.

Scott Dixon, who has won three of the past five years at Mid-Ohio, qualified fifth.

Series leader Ryan Hunter-Reay was eighth.


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