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Elliott Sadler returned to victory lane in the Nationwide Series for the first time since 1998, holding off Brad Keselowski to the chequered flag.
A late pit stop strategy call by Richard Childress Racing crew chief Luke Lambert was enough to give Elliott Sadler the opportunity to take the lead, and once he was in front Sadler wasn't going to allow Brad Keselowski to take it away again this side of the chequered flag.

Sadler's last win came on October 31, 1998 at North Carolina Motor Speedway in Rockingham. He had gone 91 series starts without a victory, and it's the first time that he's won at Phoenix International Raceway in seven races.

Austin Dillon (fourth) was the highest finishing rookie. Danica Patrick finished three laps down, after a combination of the short oval track, fast front runners and only three cautions soon put well over half the field off the lead lap with little chance of recovery.

Race results

1. #2 Elliott Sadler Chevrolet 200 laps 1:47:33s (47/1 pts)
2. #22 Brad Keselowski Dodge 200 laps + 0.259s (0pts)
3. #6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 200 laps + 0.478s (41/0 pts)
4. #3 Austin Dillon * Chevrolet 200 laps + 1.937s (40/0 pts)
5. #33 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 200 laps + 1.952s (0pts)
6. #12 Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge 200 laps + 5.007s (38/0 pts)
7. #60 Trevor Bayne Ford 200 laps + 7.661s (38/1 pts)
8. #20 Joey Logano Toyota 200 laps + 8.792s (0pts)
9. #18 Denny Hamlin Toyota 200 laps + 8.863s (0pts)
10. #43 Michael Annett Ford 200 laps + 9.135s (34/0 pts)
11. #54 Kyle Busch Toyota 200 laps + 11.712s (0pts)
12. #30 James Buescher Chevrolet 200 laps + 11.896s (0pts)
13. #88 Cole Whitt * Chevrolet 200 laps + 13.552s (31/0 pts)
14. #11 Brian Scott Toyota 200 laps + 14.218s (30/0 pts)
15. #31 Justin Allgaier Chevrolet 200 laps + 15.009s (29/0 pts)
16. #44 Mike Bliss Toyota 200 laps + 16.160s (28/0 pts)
17. #108 Casey Roderick * Ford 200 laps + 25.349s (27/0 pts)
18. #38 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 198 laps + 2 laps (0pts)
19. #81 Jason Bowles * Dodge 197 laps + 3 laps (25/0 pts)
20. #19 Tayler Malsam Toyota 197 laps + 3 laps (24/0 pts)
21. #7 Danica Patrick Chevrolet 197 laps + 3 laps (23/0 pts)
22. #51 Jeremy Clements Chevrolet 197 laps + 3 laps (22/0 pts)
23. #23 Jamie Dick Chevrolet 196 laps + 4 laps (21/0 pts)
24. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 195 laps Throttle (20/0 pts)
25. #39 Joey Gase * Ford 195 laps + 5 laps (19/0 pts)
26. #40 Erik Darnell Chevrolet 194 laps + 6 laps (18/0 pts)
27. #124 Benny Gordon Chevrolet 194 laps + 6 laps (17/0 pts)
28. #14 Eric McClure Toyota 193 laps + 7 laps (16/0 pts)
29. #50 T.J. Bell Ford 189 laps + 11 laps (15/0 pts)
30. #52 Tim Schendel Chevrolet 189 laps + 11 laps (14/0 pts)
31. #41 Blake Koch Ford 166 laps + 34 laps (13/0 pts)
32. #01 Mike Wallace Chevrolet 162 laps Wheel Bearing (12/0 pts)
33. #4 Daryl Harr Chevrolet 149 laps + 51 laps (11/0 pts)
34. #70 Charles Lewandoski Chevrolet 115 laps Brakes (10/0 pts)
35. #28 David Green Dodge 109 laps Vibration (9/0 pts)
36. #09 Kenny Wallace Toyota 102 laps Accident (8/0 pts)
37. #27 J.J. Yeley Ford 25 laps Vibration (0pts)
38. #89 Morgan Shepherd Chevrolet 17 laps Fuel Pressure (6/0 pts)
39. #174 Mike Harmon Chevrolet 8 laps Fly Wheel (5/0 pts)
40. #42 Josh Wise Chevrolet 7 laps Electrical (0pts)
41. #46 Chase Miller Chevrolet 6 laps Electrical (3/0 pts)
42. #47 Scott Speed Chevrolet 3 laps Electrical (0pts)
43. #10 Jeff Green Toyota 3 laps Vibration (1/0 pts)

Nationwide Series championship standings

1. (--) Elliott Sadler 89pts
2. (+1) Austin Dillon* 79pts (-10pts)
3. (+2) Trevor Bayne 72pts (-17pts)
4. (-2) Cole Whitt* 71pts (-18pts)
5. (+4) Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 66pts (-23pts)
6. (+4) Sam Hornish Jr. 63pts (-26pts)
7. (-3) Tayler Malsam 62pts (-27pts)
8. (+8) Michael Annett 51pts (-38pts)
9. (-3) Benny Gordon 49pts (-40pts)
10. (+3) Joe Nemechek 42pts (-47pts)
11. (+4) Jeremy Clements 41pts (-48pts)
12. (+9) Justin Allgaier 40pts (-49pts)
13. (-5) Blake Koch 40pts (-49pts)
14. (-2) Eric McClure 38pts (-51pts)
15. (+10) Brian Scott 37pts (-52pts)
16. (+8) Casey Roderick* 35pts (-54pts)
17. (-3) T.J. Bell 35pts (-54pts)
18. (+9) Mike Bliss 34pts (-55pts)
19. (-1) Joey Gase* 34pts (-55pts)
20. (-13) Danny Efland 31pts (-58pts)
21. (+5) Danica Patrick 30pts (-59pts)
22. (+6) Jason Bowles* 28pts (-61pts)
23. (-6) Mike Wallace 28pts (-61pts)
24. (-13) Johanna Long* 23pts (-66pts)
25. (-6) Kenny Wallace 23pts (-66pts)
26. (--) Jamie Dick 21pts (-68pts)
27. (+19) Erik Darnell 18pts (-71pts)
28. (--) Tim Schendel 14pts (-75pts)
29. (-9) Ryan Truex 13pts (-76pts)
30. (--) Daryl Harr 11pts (-78pts)
31. (--) Charles Lewandoski 10pts (-79pts)
32. (-10) Reed Sorenson 10pts (-79pts)
33. (-10) Robert Richardson Jr. 10pts (-79pts)
34. (--) David Green 9pts (-80pts)
35. (+9) Morgan Shepherd 6pts (-83pts)
36. (+12) Mike Harmon 5pts (-84pts)
37. (+13) Chase Miller 3pts (-86pts)
38. (-9) Jeff Green 2pts (-87pts)

* Denotes Rookie
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