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Reigning series champion Ricky Stenhouse Jr. proved too strong for veteran Mark Martin to handle in the latter stages of the Sam's Town 300 at Las Vegas on Saturday.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. displayed a mighty pace in the final quarter of the Sam's Town 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday afternoon, and ensured that second-placed Mark Martin never had an opportunity to challenge for the race win.

It's Stenhouse's third victory in 76 NASCAR Nationwide Series races, his most recent previous visit to victory lane being at Iowa Speedway last August. The win boosts Stenhouse up two spots to third place in the championship standings. Elliott Sadler finished the race in third place and stays on top of the points standings, 15pts clear of Austin Dillon and 17pts ahead of Stenhouse.

Earlier in the day, Sadler had won his 12th Nationwide career pole position for the race with a lap of 29.774s (181.366mph) on the 1.5-mile high-banked oval, putting him 0.053s ahead of Kasey Kahne who joined him on the front row after being the only other driver in the field to top 181mph in the qualifying session.

Race results

1. #6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 200 laps 2:23:56s (48/2 pts)
2. #18 Mark Martin Toyota 200 laps + 5.904s (0pts)
3. #2 Elliott Sadler Chevrolet 200 laps + 7.158s (42/1 pts)
4. #60 Trevor Bayne Ford 200 laps + 7.992s (40/0 pts)
5. #33 Brendan Gaughan Chevrolet 200 laps + 9.250s (0pts)
6. #88 Cole Whitt * Chevrolet 200 laps + 10.341s (38/0 pts)
7. #3 Austin Dillon * Chevrolet 200 laps + 10.510s (37/0 pts)
8. #31 Justin Allgaier Chevrolet 200 laps + 12.723s (36/0 pts)
9. #12 Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge 200 laps + 13.260s (35/0 pts)
10. #38 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 200 laps + 17.746s (0pts)
11. #09 Kenny Wallace Toyota 200 laps + 18.478s (33/0 pts)
12. #7 Danica Patrick Chevrolet 200 laps + 19.899s (32/0 pts)
13. #43 Michael Annett Ford 200 laps + 24.537s (31/0 pts)
14. #30 James Buescher Chevrolet 200 laps + 26.706s (0pts)
15. #44 Mike Bliss Toyota 200 laps + 26.901s (29/0 pts)
16. #19 Tayler Malsam Toyota 200 laps + 31.328s (28/0 pts)
17. #01 Mike Wallace Chevrolet 198 laps + 2 laps (28/1 pts)
18. #41 Blake Koch Ford 198 laps + 2 laps (26/0 pts)
19. #70 Johanna Long * Chevrolet 198 laps + 2 laps (25/0 pts)
20. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 198 laps + 2 laps (24/0 pts)
21. #51 Jeremy Clements Chevrolet 197 laps + 3 laps (23/0 pts)
22. #89 Morgan Shepherd Chevrolet 197 laps + 3 laps (22/0 pts)
23. #22 Brad Keselowski Dodge 196 laps + 4 laps (0pts)
24. #23 Robert Richardson Jr. Chevrolet 196 laps + 4 laps (20/0 pts)
25. #14 Eric McClure Toyota 196 laps + 4 laps (19/0 pts)
26. #4 Daryl Harr Chevrolet 194 laps + 6 laps (18/0 pts)
27. #81 Jason Bowles * Toyota 188 laps + 12 laps (17/0 pts)
28. #108 Kyle Fowler Ford 165 laps In Pit (16/0 pts)
29. #52 Tim Schendel Chevrolet 164 laps + 36 laps (15/0 pts)
30. #124 Benny Gordon Chevrolet 146 laps + 54 laps (14/0 pts)
31. #50 T.J. Bell Ford 140 laps + 60 laps (13/0 pts)
32. #28 Derrike Cope Dodge 137 laps In Pit (12/0 pts)
33. #54 Kyle Busch Toyota 127 laps + 73 laps (0pts)
34. #11 Brian Scott Toyota 94 laps + 106 laps (11/1 pts)
35. #40 Erik Darnell Chevrolet 91 laps In Pit (9/0 pts)
36. #113 Jennifer Jo Cobb Dodge 72 laps In Pit (0pts)
37. #39 Joey Gase * Ford 41 laps In Pit (7/0 pts)
38. #27 J.J. Yeley Ford 39 laps In Pit (0pts)
39. #46 Chase Miller Chevrolet 6 laps Out of Race (5/0 pts)
40. #10 Jeff Green Toyota 4 laps In Pit (4/0 pts)
41. #42 Josh Wise Chevrolet 4 laps Out of Race (0pts)
42. #47 Scott Speed Chevrolet 3 laps In Pit (0pts)
43. #174 Mike Harmon Chevrolet 3 laps In Pit (1/0 pts)

Qualifying times

1. #2 Elliott Sadler Chevrolet 29.774s (Leader) 181.366mph
2. #38 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 29.827s (-0.053) 181.044mph
3. #3 Austin Dillon* Chevrolet 29.838s (-0.064) 180.977mph
4. #11 Brian Scott Toyota 29.850s (-0.076) 180.904mph
5. #22 Brad Keselowski Dodge 29.905s (-0.131) 180.572mph
6. #6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 29.948s (-0.174) 180.312mph
7. #18 Mark Martin Toyota 29.963s (-0.189) 180.222mph
8. #31 Justin Allgaier Chevrolet 30.054s (-0.280) 179.677mph
9. #33 Brendan Gaughan Chevrolet 30.068s (-0.294) 179.593mph
10. #81 Jason Bowles* Toyota 30.087s (-0.313) 179.480mph
11. #30 James Buescher Chevrolet 30.102s (-0.328) 179.390mph
12. #7 Danica Patrick Chevrolet 30.120s (-0.346) 179.283mph
13. #12 Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge 30.126s (-0.352) 179.247mph
14. #60 Trevor Bayne Ford 30.174s (-0.400) 178.962mph
15. #70 Johanna Long* Chevrolet 30.190s (-0.416) 178.867mph
16. #108 Kyle Fowler Ford 30.246s (-0.472) 178.536mph
17. #19 Tayler Malsam Toyota 30.332s (-0.558) 178.030mph
18. #09 Kenny Wallace Toyota 30.343s (-0.569) 177.965mph
19. #44 Mike Bliss Toyota 30.354s (-0.580) 177.901mph
20. #54 Kyle Busch Toyota 30.358s (-0.584) 177.877mph
21. #43 Michael Annett Ford 30.359s (-0.585) 177.872mph
22. #88 Cole Whitt* Chevrolet 30.373s (-0.599) 177.790mph
23. #27 J.J. Yeley Ford 30.548s (-0.774) 176.771mph
24. #01 Mike Wallace Chevrolet 30.687s (-0.913) 175.970mph
25. #51 Jeremy Clements Chevrolet 30.717s (-0.943) 175.798mph
26. #47 Scott Speed Chevrolet 30.814s (-1.040) 175.245mph
27. #14 Eric McClure Toyota 30.878s (-1.104) 174.882mph
28. #10 Jeff Green Toyota 31.088s (-1.314) 173.701mph
29. #124 Benny Gordon Chevrolet 31.094s (-1.320) 173.667mph
30. #39 Joey Gase* Ford 31.118s (-1.344) 173.533mph
31. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 31.131s (-1.357) 173.460mph
32. #41 Blake Koch Ford 31.137s (-1.363) 173.427mph
33. #46 Chase Miller Chevrolet 31.181s (-1.407) 173.182mph
34. #40 Erik Darnell Chevrolet 31.189s (-1.415) 173.138mph
35. #52 Tim Schendel Chevrolet 31.354s (-1.580) 172.227mph
36. #28 Derrike Cope Dodge 31.405s (-1.631) 171.947mph
37. #113 Jennifer Jo Cobb Dodge 31.440s (-1.666) 171.756mph
38. #50 T.J. Bell Ford 31.474s (-1.700) 171.570mph
39. #42 Josh Wise Chevrolet 31.594s (-1.820) 170.919mph
40. #23 Robert Richardson Jr. Chevrolet 31.699s (-1.925) 170.352mph
41. #174 Mike Harmon Chevrolet 32.448s (-2.674) 166.420mph
42. #4 Daryl Harr Chevrolet 32.496s (-2.722) 166.174mph
43. #89 Morgan Shepherd Chevrolet 32.506s (-2.732) 166.123mph

* Denotes Rookie

Nationwide Series championship standings

1. (--) Elliott Sadler 131pts (-Leaderpts)
2. (--) Austin Dillon* 116pts (-15pts)
3. (+2) Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 114pts (-17pts)
4. (-1) Trevor Bayne 112pts (-19pts)
5. (-1) Cole Whitt* 109pts (-22pts)
6. (--) Sam Hornish Jr. 98pts (-33pts)
7. (--) Tayler Malsam 90pts (-41pts)
8. (--) Michael Annett 82pts (-49pts)
9. (+3) Justin Allgaier 76pts (-55pts)
10. (+3) Blake Koch 66pts (-65pts)
11. (-1) Joe Nemechek 66pts (-65pts)
12. (-1) Jeremy Clements 64pts (-67pts)
13. (-4) Benny Gordon 63pts (-68pts)
14. (+4) Mike Bliss 63pts (-68pts)
15. (+6) Danica Patrick 62pts (-69pts)
16. (-2) Eric McClure 57pts (-74pts)
17. (+8) Kenny Wallace 56pts (-75pts)
18. (+5) Mike Wallace 56pts (-75pts)
19. (-4) Brian Scott 48pts (-83pts)
20. (+4) Johanna Long* 48pts (-83pts)
21. (-4) T.J. Bell 48pts (-83pts)
22. (--) Jason Bowles* 45pts (-86pts)
23. (-4) Joey Gase* 41pts (-90pts)
24. (-8) Casey Roderick* 35pts (-96pts)
25. (-5) Danny Efland 31pts (-100pts)
26. (+7) Robert Richardson Jr. 30pts (-101pts)
27. (+3) Daryl Harr 29pts (-102pts)
28. (--) Tim Schendel 29pts (-102pts)
29. (+6) Morgan Shepherd 28pts (-103pts)
30. (-3) Erik Darnell 27pts (-104pts)
31. (-5) Jamie Dick 21pts (-110pts)
32. (--) Kyle Fowler 16pts (-115pts)
33. (-4) Ryan Truex 13pts (-118pts)
34. (+22) Derrike Cope 12pts (-119pts)
35. (-4) Reed Sorenson 10pts (-121pts)
36. (-4) Charles Lewandoski 10pts (-121pts)
37. (-3) David Green 9pts (-122pts)
38. (-1) Chase Miller 8pts (-123pts)
39. (-3) Mike Harmon 6pts (-125pts)
40. (-2) Jeff Green 6pts (-125pts)

Only drivers registered for points in this series are shown



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