Back to Blog & News

Lilly Diabetes 250 Preview

Race Reports

TRACK: Indianapolis Motor Speedway

RACE: Lilly Diabetes 250 (100 laps / 250 miles)

DATE: Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018

• With two races remaining in the regular season, Elliott Sadler currently sits 16 markers back from leader Justin Allgaier in the NASCAR Xfinity Series point standings.

• In six NXS starts at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the Virginia native has two top-five and three top-10 finishes, along with one pole award (2017).

• In four of the five restrictor-plate events this season, the No. 1 JR Motorsports team has earned a top-six finish, with two runner-up finishes at both Daytona events.

• While driving for JRM, Sadler has never finished outside of the top six and has paced the field for 22 total laps at the historic racetrack.

Quote by Elliott Sadler:

"Last year, we had a really solid race with this restrictor- plate package. Now, we’ve got some good notes and a little bit more experience under our belt. With only two more races before the playoffs, we’ve got to use this momentum and regain the points lead. I know this OneMain Financial team is capable of that. To get a win here this weekend, at such a historic track, would be huge for this team and a great way as I end my racing career."