ELLIOTT SADLER (No. 19 McDonalds Dodge Charger) HOW DOES THE BACK FEEL TODAY? "The back is a little sore. I'm going to ice it down and take some inflammatory medicine and try and get as best prepared as I can." DO YOU THINK THAT YOU CAN...
ELLIOTT SADLER (No. 19 McDonalds Dodge Charger)
HOW DOES THE BACK FEEL TODAY? "The back is a little sore. I'm going to ice it down and take some inflammatory medicine and try and get as best prepared as I can."
DO YOU THINK THAT YOU CAN DRIVE 500 LAPS TOMORROW? "Right now, I feel like that I can go maybe half-way tomorrow. Right now it's a 50-50 chance of going the whole way. Dennis (Setzer) is going to stay and hang out with us tomorrow. If I need him, then we'll go to him.
"I'm still in a lot of pain right now. You use so much brake here. I'm pushing my back up against the seat a lot. We made seat adjustments today and that helped. Right now it's 50-50 of going the whole way."
IT LOOKS LIKE YOU'RE WALKING A LITTLE BETTER TODAY? "I'm feeling better. The problem isn't standing or laying down. The problem is sitting down. When I bend my pelvis it really hurts. It really pushes those discs out up against some other bones that I have and up against the seat. Walking isn't the problem - I don't really feel anything. We've changed the way my seat sits in the car a little bit and changed my padding around and it definitely helped. So we'll make some more adjustments for tomorrow."
DENNIS SETZER (No. 19 McDonalds Dodge Charger)
WHAT IS YOUR STATUS IN REPLACING ELLIOTT TOMORROW IN THE No. 19? "For sure I'm on stand-by notice right now. Hopefully I'll be on the box tomorrow only having to cheer Elliott on. He did a great job in the second practice. We'll see how he gets out of the car and recovers later today."
WHAT'S YOUR MIDSET AS A 'BACK-UP' DRIVER GOING INTO A RACE? "It's not much different. I'm just not on the couch tomorrow watching the race on television. I'm going to be here cheering the guys on and hanging out in the pit area patting them on the back. I've done some testing for the 19 team this past winter, so I'm comfortable being around them at the track."
REED SORENSON (No. 41 Target Dodge Charger)
WHAT DID YOU LEARN IN PARACTICE TODAY? "It really wasn't too different than yesterday's qualifying session. The track conditions cooled off a bit which added a different dimension today. Race conditions are going to be cool tomorrow, so today is important to get a setup that will get us ready for race conditions tomorrow. But overall, I like our car heading into tomorrow."
WIll THE RAIN TODAY CHANGE TRACK CONDITIONS FOR TOMORROW? "I don't think it will too much. After about 15 minutes of racing here in Martinsville, the track rubbers-up pretty good as it always does. It didn't rain too hard to wash away the rubber that was laid down."
IS TOMORROW'S RACE A BATTLE OF ATTRITION? "That's half the battle. Half of the time you're trying to get your car right, the other half you're trying to stay clear of wrecks. Martinsville is short-track racing at its best and you have to keep your car in one piece all the way to the end."
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