Loudon II: Elliott Sadler preview

ELLIOTT SADLER: "We're in a chase, but not the Chase for the Nextel Cup. We're chasing a solution to the handling issues with our Dodge Avenger. We just haven't been able to pinpoint how to make our COT handle in the corners for an entire race....

ELLIOTT SADLER:

"We're in a chase, but not the Chase for the Nextel Cup. We're chasing a solution to the handling issues with our Dodge Avenger. We just haven't been able to pinpoint how to make our COT handle in the corners for an entire race. We get a setup to work in practice and qualifying, but on race day we are making major adjustments trying to get the car under control. My guys are working really hard, and the effort is there, we just haven't found the right combination yet.

"To get around the New Hampshire track, you need a racecar that turns in the corners. If you're able to achieve that in the race, the opportunity to improve track position will present itself. We hope to get a firm grasp on the setup Friday so we can spend Saturday's practice fine tuning the racecar."

QUICK FACTS

* The No. 19 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge team has qualified well in the last four races. Their average start is 10.3.

* Sadler had his best finish for Gillett Evernham Motorsports in 2006 at Loudon when he finished sixth.

* With 17 career starts at the one-mile oval, Sadler's average finish is 21.1.

* Sadler has yet to receive a DNF in 2007. He's one of the three Cup regulars to be running at the end of all 26 races this season.

-credit: gem

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Elliott Sadler