Bristol II: Elliott Sadler preview

ELLIOTT SADLER QUOTES: "I got my first Cup win at Bristol, so it's a very special place for me. The facility is awesome and the racing is exciting, especially the night race. Our Dodge Avenger was very competitive at Bristol in the first...

ELLIOTT SADLER QUOTES:

"I got my first Cup win at Bristol, so it's a very special place for me. The facility is awesome and the racing is exciting, especially the night race. Our Dodge Avenger was very competitive at Bristol in the first COT race. We had the No. 19 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge Avenger in the top five throughout the first half of the race and had not abused the equipment. A loose tire forced two unscheduled pit stops; that took us out of contention.

"I've been told the new surface is smoother and provides an easier transition off the corner onto the straightaway. That's good, but I would be surprised if it's not just like every other Bristol race, 500 laps of excitement."

QUICK FACTS

* In the spring of 2001 Sadler muscled his way to his first career victory at the infamous Bristol Motor Speedway after starting 38th.

* Sadler qualified strong in the spring race at Bristol earlier this year when he started third.

* Sadler has led 113 laps at the half-mile oval.

* Sadler has yet to receive a DNF in 2007. He's been running at the end of all 23 races this season.

-credit: em

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Elliott Sadler