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Sadler overcomes illness in Chicago win

July 22, 2012 at 7:19 PM   |   Comments

JOLIET, Ill., July 22 (UPI) -- Elliott Sadler shook off illness to prevail in a two-lap overtime finish Sunday, collecting a victory at a Nationwide Series race at Chicagoland Speedway.

Sadler had been bothered by a stomach virus but didn't let that stop him from notching his eighth career Nationwide triumph and collecting a $100,000 bonus in the "Dash 4 Cash" competition.

The Richard Childress driver grabbed the lead on the last lap following a the final restart and finished 0.33 seconds ahead of pole-sitter Ricky Stenhouse Jr., who had led most of the way.

Defending champ Justin Allgaier finished third, followed by Kenny Wallace and Michael Annett.

Sadler lengthened his series lead over rookie teammate Austin Dillon to 11 points with the result. Stenhouse dropped to third, 19 points off the pace.

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