Dover II: Sadler - Dodge Friday interview

Elliott Sadler (No.19 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge Avenger) ON OWNER GEORGE GILLETT "George is amazing. I have hung out with him a bunch over the last couple months. His charisma and character and just the kind of person he is you understand why he's...

Elliott Sadler (No.19 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge Avenger)

ON OWNER GEORGE GILLETT "George is amazing. I have hung out with him a bunch over the last couple months. His charisma and character and just the kind of person he is you understand why he's got what he's got and why he is as successful as he is. I just like how he is on the same level as us. He is a laid back guy and understands hard work and understands what we are trying to do. He is coming in here as a race fan and as a gear head. He wants to give us the things we need to be successful as a race team. He wants to race on Sunday. I haven't heard anything about the bottom line or making money. I think he is going to be great for our company and I'm looking forward to working with him.

"He wants to learn everything he can about the race car and he was telling me stories about when he used to race. That is when I knew we were in good hands."

ON HIS DODGE SPONSORSHIP "I have never shared a sponsor with anybody. So this has been new for me to share a sponsor with Kasey this year. Dodge uses both (cars) very well and takes care of both of us very well. It's actually been pretty fun to have team cars like that. With Kasey moving on if we're the Dodge Dealers one car then that's fine. I'm used to having one sponsor and being the main guy. So that will be fine if it happens that way."

IS THERE ANY ADDED PRESSURE TO PERFORM AT THIS DODGE SPONSORED RACE "We want to run good. That is what we were just talking about right now and having meetings about. We have been qualifying really well we just haven't been racing the way we want to. We will just keep making changes, keep making gains and hopefully we'll hit on one."

ON DOVER INT'L SPEEDWAY AND DODGE DEALERS 400 "Well you want to be fast. Dover is a cool racetrack, you can run on the bottom, you can run on the top or in the middle. It gives us a lot of opportunity. It all depends on what my car is doing as to where I want to be on the racetrack. It is a fun track it can bite you in a hurry. It is not called 'the monster mile' by mistake. It's a pretty tricky racetrack and you have to leave yourself some room on exit. It's a fun place to race I really enjoy it and it is one of my favorite track to race at."

ON QUALIFYING STRONG BUT NOT HAVING THE FINISHES THEY'RE LOOKING FOR "Fridays have been good for us and Sundays have been bad. We have to figure out how to use that speed from Friday and translate it to the race on Sunday. It would make it a whole lot better weekend then what we have been having."

-dodge motorsports

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Elliott Sadler