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Ricky Stenhouse Jr. takes Nationwide Series points lead

Kevin Harvick wins race at Texas Motor Speedway.
by Scott Wright Published: November 3, 2012

Following an 11th-place finish from Sadler, team owner Richard Childress said he still felt good about his driver's championship chances.

“He got real tight there at the end. And the cars that took tires (on the last restart) got him, and that cost him a few spots,” Childress said. “I still feel real good about what he can do.”

In third place in the standings, rookie Austin Dillon narrowed his deficit to 21 points with a sixth-place finish. The series closes with races in Phoenix and Miami the next two weeks.

“It was a great points night. We battled back and now we go on to Phoenix,” Stenhouse said. “Disappointed, because we wanted the win.

“But I feel good about where we are.”

by Scott Wright
A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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