Sadler looks to continue top 10 streak at Iowa

By Matt Courson
July 29, 2017

The NASCAR XFINITY Series is headed to the Iowa Speedway this weekend, located about 30 miles east of Des Moines. There is one driver who is on a hot streak at Iowa—series points leader Elliott Sadler.

Sadler enters the U.S. Cellular 250 with momentum on his side after qualifying on the pole last week at Indianapolis and netting a top-five finish.

Sadler has 13 starts at the speedway in NASCAR’s second-tier series and has finished inside the top 10 in every start in his career at Iowa.

Qualifying hasn’t been an issue for the One Main Financial driver, as he has qualified in the top 15 in all of his starts.

Sadler has since struggled to stay in front of the field since the victory in 2012, leading 16 laps across his last nine starts at the 7/8th-mile short track.

The XFINITY Series points leader is coming off a string of four top-five finishes in the last seven XFINITY races. If Sadler finds victory lane, it will be his second win at Iowa Speedway.


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