Stenhouse Jr. races to 5th Nationwide win of year

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Associated Press

Posted on September 17, 2012 at 11:01 AM

Updated Monday, Sep 17 at 11:02 AM

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Ricky Stenhouse Jr. raced to his fifth Nationwide Series victory of the year to take the season points lead, easily outlasting Kyle Busch on Saturday at Chicagoland Speedway.

Stenhouse passed Busch with 20 laps to go in the 300-mile race, and there wasn't much Busch could do to catch him. Stenhouse, the 2011 series champion, has won two of the last four races — and finished second in the other two.

Stenhouse won by 2.402 seconds.

Elliott Sadler, who led Stenhouse by a point atop the standings coming into the race, finished eighth. Pole winner Joey Logano was another spot back in ninth.

Austin Dillon finished third, followed by Brad Keselowski and Paul Menard.

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