Despite Top Seed And Winning Both Stages, Allgaier Eliminated From Championship Contention, So Was Sadler

AVONDALE, AZ – JR Motorsports entered the Round of 8 with three of their four drivers still in the hunt to win this year’s NASCAR XFINITY Series championship. Heading into Saturday’s Whelen 200, they had two drivers to the good on the playoff standings. Unfortunately, Christopher Bell was victorious at the ISM Raceway in Phoenix. 

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Can JR Motorsports Get All 3 Cars To The Championship 4? Sadler Hoping To Make Championshp 4 In Final Season

Last year, JR Motorsports got three cars into the Championship 4 in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. Heading into the final race of the Round of 8, they have a realistic shot of doing that again. Currently, two of the four drivers currently in right now are JRM cars. Tyler Reddick is +20 while Elliott Sadler is +13. With how well they’ve been running and how well they’ve done in the past at the ISM Raceway in Phoenix, as long as both avoid the fourth and final transfer spot on Saturday,…

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Good Points Day For Sadler, Tifft, Reddick Saturday In Kansas

Due to the opening lap crash between half of the eight remaining playoff drivers, Saturday’s Kansas Lottery 300 at the Kansas Speedway was a great day for the other remaining NASCAR XFINITY Series playoff drivers. Heading into the opening race of the Round of 8, Elliott Sadler (-0), Tyler Reddick (-1) and Matt Tifft (-8) sat below the cutoff line. Leaving Saturday’s race, all three are now above the cutoff line or within a point of it.

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Bell, Sadler Lead XFINITY Series Practices On Friday In Darlington

The NASCAR XFINITY Series took to the Darlington Raceway for two practice sessions on Friday afternoon. These were in preparation for Saturday’s Sports Clips 200 (3:30 p.m. ET/NBC/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). The retro weekend isn’t limited to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series as the XFINITY Series drivers showed off their throwback colors on the South Carolina race track on Friday. In the first session Christopher Bell topped the speed charts with a speed of 169.356 mph in his No. 20 Toyota. Bell, has been stout all year long and if…

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Sadler Says He’s Turned Out Options To Run Full-Time For 2019, Open To Run Part-Time With JRM

Elliott Sadler announced on Wednesday that the 2018 NASCAR XFINITY Series season would be his 21st and final one in the sport. But, he also didn’t rule out a return in a part-time role either. While he said on Wednesday that he was retiring, he said he was stepping away from “full time” racing. On Thursday at the Bristol (Tenn) Motor Speedway, Sadler talked about his decision to step away from the sport that he loves but also shed some light that he’s willing to still compete on a need…

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Top 5 Replacement Options For JRM In 2019 For Sadler

On Wednesday morning, Elliott Sadler announced his retirement from NASCAR as the 2018 XFINITY Series season will be his 21st and final one in the sport. While his retirement is a bit of shock, him not being in the No. 1 Chevrolet for JR Motorsports next year really isn’t. While Sadler has finished runner-up in each of the last two seasons in the final points standings in this car and is in the hunt to be in the Championship 4 again this year, his sponsor, One Main Financial, is leaving…

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After 21 Seasons In NASCAR Elliott Sadler To Retire At Seasons End

Speculation starting growing last month that Elliott Sadler may be out of a ride with JR Motorsports at the end of the 2018 NASCAR XFINITY Series season. His sponsor One Main Financial was stepping away from the sport for good which left Sadler searching for funding to continue on with his NASCAR career. In the meantime, rumors were starting to float around that he may not even be in the ride next year in general. Trevor Bayne and Noah Gragson were listed as front runners to drive the No. 1…

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Sadler Narrowly Misses Out On Daytona Win Again

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – Elliott Sadler has to be wondering what he has to do to get back to victory lane in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. Sadler’s winless streak now extends to 55 races as it goes back to his last win back in Sept. 2016 at the Kentucky Speedway. Since then, Sadler has been close so many times, but his No. 1 Chevrolet just hasn’t been able to get past that proverbial finish line first. Take the two races at the Daytona International Speedway this year as prime examples. Back…

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Sadler Looking For Sponsorship For 2019 As One Main Financial Won’t Return Next Season

JOLIET, Ill – Elliott Sadler broke some news on Friday afternoon at the Chicagoland Speedway as he said during a press conference that he’s actively seeking some new funding with his sponsor One Main Financial not returning to his car for the 2019 NASCAR XFINITY Series season. The company has been his sponsor since 2010 and followed him every year since. This isn’t the first time that One Main Financial has ended their deal with Sadler but it could be the first one that lasts. In July of 2016, the two…

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5 Favorites For Saturday’s Sparks Energy 300 (3 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

Picking a top five for a restrictor plate race is like winning the lottery. So, take this weekend’s pick with a bit of a grain of salt. These are just five drivers statistically I feel could run well in Saturday’s Sparks Energy 300 (3 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). But, there’s no guarantee of that. Elliott Sadler He’s got to be the one to beat right? Sadler may not have won in 47 races, but this could be the race that sees that winless streak come to an end. The JR…

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