Bristol: Elliott Sadler preview

SADLER, M&M'S® READY TO RETURN TO BRISTOL CHARLOTTE, NC (March 21, 2006) -- This weekend the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series heads to Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway and the high banked half mile is a welcome site for M&M'S® driver, Elliott Sadler.

SADLER, M&M'S® READY TO RETURN TO BRISTOL

CHARLOTTE, NC (March 21, 2006) -- This weekend the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series heads to Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway and the high banked half mile is a welcome site for M&M'S® driver, Elliott Sadler. Sadler has had a dismal run over the past three races on the intermediate tracks, posting an average finish of 22nd in the three events and falling outside the top-10 in the championship point standings.

But if there is anywhere where the M&M'S Team can jump back on track, it is Bristol. The track affectionately known as "Thunder Valley" is the site of the Virginia native's first win in 2001 and also where he captured the first of four pole positions last season. Sadler found the second finishing spot after starting from the pole in last year's race and a repeat is exactly where his sites are set for this weekend's Food City 500.

Quoting M&M'S Driver Elliott Sadler:

"This team is definitely excited to head to Bristol. I'm usually a fan of the intermediate tracks, it is where I feel comfortable as a driver, but we've had a tough run lately are ready to get back to Bristol. Everyone knows it is one of my favorite tracks, especially with getting my first win there with the Wood Brothers. We had a great run in this race last year. Started on the pole and finished second. It was the start of a good run for us because we carried that momentum over to Martinsville, which is usually a tough track for me, and we finished well there also."

"We definitely need a good run this weekend, a repeat of last year. This is not how we wanted to start the season but we think we can turn it around over these next races and get ready for Texas after that. Last year we were working under the impound rule, which I was a fan of, but this year it's back to Saturday practice and qualifying trim. Starting up front is definitely big at Bristol but so is just keeping the fenders on it on Sunday. When we've done that in the past, we've usually found our way to the top-10 so that's the goal for this weekend."

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Elliott Sadler