Even though he hasn’t won this year, Elliott Sadler earned himself a spot in the Xfinity Series playoffs Friday night at Bristol Motor Speedway.
The JR Motorsports driver and the series points leader finished third in the Food City 300 for his ninth top five of the year.
“Man, we had a great car,” Sadler told NBCSN. “I hit the wall with like 50 to go. Then I threw my water bottle out and it got in the jack man’s way, messed us up. We’re peaking at the right time.”
Sadler has led the Xfinity Series point standings for the last 10 races and following 20 of the 22 races this year.