Charlotte: Elliott Sadler preview

"They fixed my Texas car for this weekend. This will be a test for our team, to live up to our own expectations and run as well as we did in Texas." -Elliott Sadler on LMS. VIEW FROM THE DRIVER'S SEAT WITH ELLIOTT SADLER: "I think all of the...

"They fixed my Texas car for this weekend. This will be a test for our team, to live up to our own expectations and run as well as we did in Texas."
-Elliott Sadler on LMS.

VIEW FROM THE DRIVER'S SEAT WITH ELLIOTT SADLER:

"I think all of the Winston Cup teams place a huge emphasis on a few races on the schedule and the Coca-Cola 600 is one of them. It's home for almost all of the teams and crew members and there is a great sense of pride for the winner of the 600. The guys work harder in the shop to make sure everything can last that extra 100 miles and we ran an engine combination last weekend at The Winston that's very similar to the one we're taking back for this weekend. The M&M's team is undergoing some changes from a personnel standpoint. We're trying to make sure we show up every weekend with a chance to be competitive and win races. Robert Yates Racing is working overtime to get DJ and I everything we need to win races and hopefully all of that hard work will start paying dividends this weekend."

VIEW FROM THE PIT BOX WITH CREW CHIEF RAYMOND FOX III:

"We did fix car 119, which is the one Elliott raced in Texas and Atlanta earlier this year. We were very good in that car and expect more of the same."

SPOTTER BRETT GRIFFIN'S VIEW FROM ABOVE THE TRACK:

"The Coke 600 is the longest race of the year from a mileage standpoint but it certainly doesn't seem like the longest race of the year as it transpires. We start in the late evening and finish under the lights. The track always seems to change a lot as the race goes on so you can have a great car early in the race and a not so great car in the later stages. Things tend to happen fast at Lowe's Motor Speedway so I'll be on my toes all night working to keep Elliott and the M&M's team out of trouble."

"M&M's"® RACING BITS AND PIECES--
NOTABLES & APPEARANCES--

M&M'S HOOPS RECAP-- The All-Star team of drivers and other celebrities defeated the media team 57-38 in the first annual Hoops for Hope game. All proceeds from the game will go to the Autism Society of America. The funds raised are still being tallied and will be announced in the near future.

- May 23rd -Elliott will be doing an autograph session for Action Performance at Lowe's Motor Speedway from 12:30 to 1:30pm.

- May 23rd -Elliott will be at Dale Jarrett, Inc. at 1915 Fairgrove Church Road SE, Newton, NC 28658 from 3:30pm - 5:30pm. - For more info contact Dale Jarrett, Inc, 828-464-8818 or 888-325-3527 (toll free). Armbands will be distributed at DJI beginning at 8:00am on Friday, May 23rd. Only one ES armband per person and you must be present to pick one up. Armbands will be required to get Elliott's autograph. Separate armbands will be distributed for each driver in attendance. Directions: From I-40 take Exit 128 (Fairgrove Church Road). If traveling West on I-40, turn left at the top of the exit ramp on to Fairgrove Church Road. If traveling East on I-40, turn right at the top of the exit ramp on to Fairgrove Church Road. Get in the right lane once you turn on to Fairgrove. Go to the first intersection and go straight at traffic light. DJ, Inc. will be on your immediate left beside the car and RV dealerships.

- May 24th -Appearance for Coke at the Coca-Cola Stage. Food Lion Speed Street, Trade and Tryon, Q&A with Mark Garrow, Begins at approx. 7pm and Dale Jarrett will also be appearing.

- May 28th -Elliott Sadler autograph session from 4pm - 6pm at B.J.'s in Richmond, Virginia. More details to follow.

-ryr-

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dale Jarrett , Robert Yates , Elliott Sadler
Teams Yates Racing