Wreck of the week: Dogleg collision kills Sadler’s title hopes

Jay Busbee

Most of the focus this past weekend was on the Sprint Cup series, but there was drama aplenty on the Nationwide circuit as well. Elliot Sadler was in position to challenge Ricky Stenhouse Jr. for the championship until this wreck, when Sadler dive-bombed the dogleg (which is a euphemism we really ought to keep around) and then got tapped and turned by Jason Leffler. Sadler now sits 41 points behind Stenhouse, and it'd take a miracle (or a misdirected hauler) for Sadler to win now.