Loudon: Elliott Sadler preview

Elliott Sadler on New Hampshire Motor Speedway: "Track position, track position, track position--that's what it's all about in Loudon. New Hampshire Motor Speedway is a great racetrack. It's a flat track and passing is very difficult. If you can...

Elliott Sadler on New Hampshire Motor Speedway: "Track position, track position, track position--that's what it's all about in Loudon. New Hampshire Motor Speedway is a great racetrack. It's a flat track and passing is very difficult. If you can get good track position and keep yourself up front, you should be good. Double file restarts should be fun this weekend with a track as tight as this one. Our Stanley team has been working really well together for past couple of weeks and I'm looking forward to getting there and putting together a good finish."

Crew Chief Wally Rogers' Thoughts on this Weekend: "New Hampshire Motor Speedway is a tough little track and it's hard to pass on because it's so tight. The biggest thing in Loudon is you've got to be really good rolling and rotating through the middle and keeping your drive up off the corners. Braking is important, especially braking getting in because you brake so hard and then you're off the brakes so fast and you're trying to roll through the center of the corner.

"Qualifying is really important just because of the track position factor and the better you qualify, the better a pit stall you can get, the better chance you have of getting a pit stall where you won't get blocked in because the pit stalls are kind of small there. We've got a good Stanley Ford Fusion for this race. We'll work really hard to make sure we get in a good qualifying lap on Friday and come race day, I think we'll be able to come out of there with pretty good result."

Sadler stands 28th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver point standings heading to Loudon

Chassis History: The No. 19 Stanley team has prepared chassis No. 270 for this weekend's event. This Ford Fusion was previously run this season at both the Martinsville (Va.) Speedway and Richmond (Va.) International Raceway events.

Notes: Elliott Sadler will take part in a Stanley Black and Decker employee Habitat for Humanity build on Thursday, June 24th in Baltimore. Sadler is scheduled to visit six houses that are being renovated in the area, assist in the building project and meet with volunteers during the afternoon.

Sadler is one of two Richard Petty Motorsports drivers who will pull double duty this weekend. Sadler will make his 2010 debut in the NASCAR Nationwide Series this weekend at New Hampshire International Speedway driving the No. 88 JR Motorsports entry. Sadler posted a fourth-place effort at the N.H. track in Nationwide Series competition in 2005.

Sadler will take part in the CapTech Drive Charity Golf Tournament with some of the proceeds benefiting the Hermie and Elliott Sadler Foundation on Monday, June 28 at Salisbury Country Club in Richmond, Virginia.

-source: rpm

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Richard Petty , Elliott Sadler
Teams Richard Petty Motorsports , JR Motorsports