Elliott Sadler was running 12th with two laps to go when he made contact with the No. 88 car of Cole Whitt. Sadler tapped Whitt’s car and then made contact with the wall. As his car came down off the wall it was hit by teammate Brendan Gaughan ripping the nose of the car off. Sadler entered the race tied for the points lead with Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
The crew attempted to make repairs to Sadler’s No. 2 car but NASCAR ordered them off the track after parts from his car still dragged on the tracks surface. Sadler would finish 22nd one lap down and fell 20 points behind Stenhouse who finished third.
“I did it myself” Sadler said after the race. “I definitely dug ourselves a hole.”
Last year Sadler also wrecked at Phoenix on the back stretch after diving on the apron and making contact with Jason Leffler. Stenhouse claimed the series title.
Joey Logano started on the pole looking to win his ninth race in the Nationwide Series this season. He would do just that leading 169 laps of the 200 finishing ahead of Ricky Stenhouse Jr to claim victory in the Great Clips 200. Logano was driving a car featuring the Epic Mickey video game.
Brad Keselowski was a contender for the win before cutting a tire as the leader on a restart past the half way point. Keselowski would remain on the lead lap thanks to contact between the No. 54 of Kyle Busch and the No. 12 of Sam Hornish but finished ninth.
Stenhouse needs to finish 16th or better at Homestead to clinch his second Nationwide Series title.