Chicagoland: Elliott Sadler preview

Elliott Sadler "The finish at Daytona was disappointing, but there were plenty of positives that didn't show up in the finish order. It was Scott's (McDougall) first race as team director and the communication went very well. Scott and the team...

Elliott Sadler

"The finish at Daytona was disappointing, but there were plenty of positives that didn't show up in the finish order. It was Scott's (McDougall) first race as team director and the communication went very well. Scott and the team gave me a good racecar. Ray (Evernham) was there to assist. It doesn't hurt to have one of the best crew chiefs ever on your pit box for a race. I really think we had something for the front runners at Daytona. Unfortunately, we had the transmission problem at the start of the race and didn't get to show it.

"I'm really looking forward to the race at Chicagoland. We've learned more and more each week about the new nose for the Dodge Charger and I think we've reached the point where all the hard work by the No. 19 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge Charger team and Evernham Motorsports will show in our on-track performance."

QUICK FACTS

* Sadler's best run at Chicagoland Speedway came in 2003 when he finished ninth.

* This will be Sadler's first trip to Chicago in an Evernham Motorsports entry.

* The Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge Charger has been at the front of the pack for 37 laps this season.

* Sadler has yet to receive a DNF in 2007. He's been running at the end of all 17 races this season.

* Sadler is 22nd in the season point standings, 87 points out of 19th.

-credit: em

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Elliott Sadler