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A weekend of highs and lows in Pocono for Elliott Sadler

  (Photo: Janelle Jalbert)

Elliott Sadler took the checkered flag in the inaugural Camping World Truck Series race at Pocono, which was also his first NASCAR win in six years. Kasey Kahne finished second, and Matt Crafton was third.

"It's hard to put into words what this means to me ... to have a tough couple years like we've had in the Cup series," said Sadler, only hours before being involved in one of the hardest hits in NASCAR history.

Kahne took the lead on a restart on lap 44 before Donny Lia and Chase Mattioli into each other less than a lap later to bring the caution out. Sadler took the lead on the next restart before Ron Hornaday spun to bring out another caution.

Sadler started outside on the final restart, turned aside Crafton on the inside, then pulled away for 0.90-second lead in the final lap over Kahne.

"I screamed to the top of my lungs when I sat on the pole today," said Sadler. "Then to come back and win the race, I felt I was putting all my eggs in this basket to run good in this truck."

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Janelle is a native of Southern California who follows a variety of racing formats. She finds the competition between hard-driving veterans and rising stars in the NASCAR Truck Series some of the best in the top tiers of racing. Janelle has been published in print and online, covering topics in both sports and academics. She also serves as the Southern California Motorsports Examiner. Send Janelle an e-mail, and follow her on Twitter. Join the discussion at the NASCAR Truck Series Examiner Facebook page as well.




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