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Elliott Sadler on Possible Final NASCAR Race: “It feels right, I gave it my all”

Elliott Sadler shares a toast in his final Xfinity start as a full-time driver on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. (Photo/Davey Segal)

If Saturday night was Elliott Sadler’s final NASCAR race, he ended his career like he started it. Raising hell with some liquid courage in his hand. Sadler’s 14th-place result was secondary to the bigger story: the possible end to a career of one of the longest-tenured veterans in the series, “one of the good guys,” …

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Elliott Sadler on Retirement: “I Have No Regrets”

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

It’s been a hell of a NASCAR ride for Elliott Sadler. For almost three decades, all he’s ever known was racing. But he’s ready for a change, some time away from the week-to-week grind and quality moments with the family. That time will start once the checkered flag flies on the Ford EcoBoost 300 from …

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NASCAR 101: Final Goodbyes

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The end of a season always brings change. When the year comes to a close, several relationships, careers and streaks end as well. This weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway will be no different. We will say goodbye to a countless number of drivers, crew chiefs, teams and sponsors. Some of them, we may never see again, …

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5 Points to Ponder: Time to Crown a Champ, Plus Elliott Sadler’s Last Hurrah

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ONE: Championship Weekend So, this is it, then. One more race for all the marbles. 267 laps and 400 miles on the progressive banking of the mile-and-a-half Homestead-Miami Speedway to determine the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion. Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch have made the Championship 4 four times out of a possible …

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Christopher Bell Wins At Dover As Matt Tifft, Ross Chastain Battle For Last XFINITY Playoff Spot

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Dover International Speedway produced a ho-hum NASCAR XFINITY Series race for the first 161 laps of its 200-lap, 200-mile race. Then, out of nowhere, all heck broke loose as the pressure to advance in the playoffs took center stage. A pair of late cautions shuffled the field around, pitting Matt Tifft, Austin Cindric and Ross …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Previewing the Playoffs

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Just over seven months ago, the 2018 NASCAR XFINITY Series season began at Daytona International Speedway in a five-overtime thriller, ending with the closest margin of victory in NASCAR history. Seven months later, it hasn’t slowed down. Action has been fast and furious this season, as veteran drivers prove why they are the ones to …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Elliott Sadler Wants to Be Remembered for Doing it the Right Way

Last laps in Virginia for Elliott Sadler? (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Just under a month ago, Elliott Sadler announced he was stepping away from full-time NASCAR competition following the 2018 season. Since then, he’s had a lot of time for reflection. Sadler, 43, has spent more than half his life traveling the NASCAR circuit, spending 12 full seasons in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series — …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Justin Allgaier Wins Wild Plate Race at Indianapolis

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

As soon as the green flag dropped in Monday’s Lilly Diabetes 250 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Justin Allgaier drove to the front, albeit, he started second. But the No. 7 car proved to be dominant from the start. Allgaier went on to finish fourth in stage one, though was leading off Turn 4 coming to …

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Christopher Bell, Elliott Sadler Top Darlington XFINITY Practices

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Friday afternoon brought XFINITY teams out to play for two hours on the slick high banks at Darlington Raceway.  Joe Gibbs Racing’s Christopher Bell turned in a lap at 169.356 mph on his final lap of the first session to lead the day. Practice No. 1 Christopher Bell made a late run during the first …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Justin Allgaier Goes Back-to-Back on Road Courses

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Justin Allgaier has always been an underrated road course driver, but in 2018, he’s forced into the conversation. And on Saturday (Aug. 25) at Road America, he drove the No. 7 car to its second consecutive victory when making right-hand turns. Allgaier took the green flag from 11th and had an eventful race, just like …

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