JOILET, Ill. – Elliott Sadler says Regan Smith reached out to him this week, and the NASCAR drivers talked about their confrontation following last weekend's Nationwide race in New Hampshire.
Feud over? Well, not exactly.
Sadler says he's still upset after Smith spun him around on a restart toward the end of last Saturday's race in Loudon. After Sadler went on to finish 18th, he angrily told Smith he would not win the series title this year.
Next up for the championship contenders is the STP300 on Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway, where Sadler is the defending champion. Smith leads the series standings by five points over Sam Hornish Jr.
Sadler said before Saturday's practice sessions that he had cleared the air with Smith. But he didn't feel any better after their conversation.