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Elliott Sadler

Sadler wins Xfinity Series race at Talladega after OT wreck

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Elliott Sadler celebrated his 41st birthday Saturday with his first victory in almost two years.

Mired in a drought that dated to May 4, 2014, Sadler didn't mind waiting through a five-minute post-race review by NASCAR to be named the Xfinity Series race at Talladega Superspeedway.

NASCAR had to determine who was the actual leader when a caution froze the field in overtime. Brennan Poole crossed the finish line first, but was denied his first career Xfinity Series win when NASCAR said the field was frozen with Sadler still ahead of Poole.

Standings: NASCAR Sprint Cup

As of: Toyota Owners 400
RankDriverPointsPV Rank
1Carl Edwards3312
2Kevin Harvick3241
3Jimmie Johnson3103
4Kyle Busch3025
5Joey Logano2994
6Kurt Busch2797
7Dale Earnhardt Jr.2786
8Denny Hamlin2589
9Brad Keselowski2558
10Martin Truex Jr.24610
11Chase Elliott23412
12Austin Dillon23411

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