Elliott Sadler half way at Loudon

STUART, Va. (July 6, 2000) -- Elliott Sadler has experienced many ups and downs in his sophomore season of Winston Cup racing. Sadler realizes the 2000 season to date is not what he had expected, but hopes this weekend will be a turning point.

STUART, Va. (July 6, 2000) -- Elliott Sadler has experienced many ups and downs in his sophomore season of Winston Cup racing. Sadler realizes the 2000 season to date is not what he had expected, but hopes this weekend will be a turning point. With any luck at all the turn should be for the better.

Sadler posted a 20th and 14th place finish in his 1999 rookie season at New Hampshire International Speedway. The sophomore driver from Emporia, VA is coming off his best finish in a Winston Cup car at a restrictor plate race and hopes that momentum will drive the Wood Brothers team through the remainder of this season.

According to Sadler, "We've had some awesome racecars this year but things just haven't gone our way. At the races we haven't had any trouble, we've finished in the top-15 but we've been snake bitten way more than our share. We hope the second half of this season will bring us better luck than the first half. I enjoy racing on the flat tracks and we're optimistic we can get the second half of the season off to a good start this weekend at Loudon."

Team News: Hokie fans get ready! Elliott Sadler and the No. 21 CITGO Ford are teaming up with Virginia Tech at Richmond International Raceway in September. The press conference and unveiling of the "Hokie car" will take place at noon on July 11, 2000. The press conference is being held at the University Bookstore on the Virginia Tech Campus and the No. 21 CITGO Ford hauler will also be on display and open for the public to view. Members of the media and NASCAR fans are welcome to attend.

Track Fact: In eight races at New Hampshire International Speedway, the Wood Brothers have completed 99.5% of all laps run. The team's best finishing position came in 1995, when driver Morgan Shepherd finished 2nd.

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Morgan Shepherd , Elliott Sadler