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Nationwide: 2012 Dover sweep for Logano

"We just fought a loose race car all day," he said. "We got a pretty fortunate restart there. It was a good run all in all for us. I wish I had done a better job of getting it ready for the race, but all in all, that's a good finish for us."

Austin Dillon had been looking set for a top four finish when he was caught out by Kahne's woes at the final restart. His car rear-ended that of Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and also scraped the wall, but he hung on for tenth position just behind Kahne and Stenhouse Jr. to minimise the damage to his NASCAR Nationwide Series championship hopes.

For his part, Stenhouse admitted that the #6 simply hadn't been as good as hoped for on race day.

"We struggled a lot, so we'll have to look at it. This was something a little different that we ran here that we haven't in the past," he admitted. "We did all we could to finish ninth. That was a tough race and a tough race track when it gets rubbered in, and we just didn't have any grip.

"This hasn't ever been one of our best race tracks, so I guess out of the ones left this was the one we didn't think we would be the greatest at," he added. "Today, we can't really hang our hat on anything, so we'll just go on."

Justin Allgaier suffered damage after suffering a flat tyre and ended up having to go to the garage for repairs that left him 36 laps off the pace. Sam Hornish Jr. also suffered with a flat right-rear tyre but was able to limit the damage to just going one lap down.

"Just bad racing luck," said Hornish. "You can't control getting a flat tire. Stuff happens. We ran over something and that caused a slow leak. Nothing I could do but put under green and lose all of our track position. It's a shame - I'm not sure if we would have caught the #18 or not but we were closing in on him."

As a result, Sadler's edge in the championship standings rises to 9pts over Stenhouse and Dillon drops back to 25pts behind the leader. That still leaves him in contention with five races remaining in the 2012 season, but Hornish is now 60pts off the pace in fourth place and Annett is out of any realistic contention 128pts behind Sadler.

Full race results, plus qualifying and practice speeds and full Nationwide Series championship standings are available.




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