Darlington: Elliott Sadler preview

ELLIOTT SADLER QUOTES: "Darlington has been referred to as the track 'too tough to tame' over the years. Well, Darlington just got tougher. The Car of Tomorrow (COT) has been added to the mix. We've talked about racing the track in the past.

ELLIOTT SADLER QUOTES:

"Darlington has been referred to as the track 'too tough to tame' over the years. Well, Darlington just got tougher. The Car of Tomorrow (COT) has been added to the mix. We've talked about racing the track in the past. There's no question we'll be racing the track Saturday night with our No. 19 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge Avenger. The task will be keeping our Avenger COT off the wall.

"I think we're all a little frustrated that we didn't start off the season like we wanted to. We didn't have the COT down like we thought we should, but I tell you, I'm so proud of my race team. There's no finger pointing, no blaming anybody. We just pretty much got together in a room a couple of weeks ago and decided nobody was going to fix it but us. I think it's made us all a little stronger and made us pull together a little more. We know we've got some more work to do."

QUICK FACTS

* Sadler has qualified well at the unique Darlington Raceway, his average start is 10.8.

* The Dodge Avenger 500 will be Sadler's first race at Darlington with Evernham Motorsports.

* Last season Sadler started sixth and finished 29th.

* Sadler currently sits just 96 points out of the coveted 12th spot in the Nextel Cup Championship point standings.

-credit: em

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Elliott Sadler