Martinsville II: Elliott Sadler preview

SADLER HOPES TO REPEAT TOP-10 PEFORMANCE AT MARTINSVILLE CHARLOTTE, NC (October 19, 2005) -- The saying goes it's not where you start but where you finish. For Elliott Sadler, driver of the M&M'S Ford, it seems the latter has been the only ...

SADLER HOPES TO REPEAT TOP-10 PEFORMANCE AT MARTINSVILLE

CHARLOTTE, NC (October 19, 2005) -- The saying goes it's not where you start but where you finish. For Elliott Sadler, driver of the M&M'S Ford, it seems the latter has been the only problem as of late. Sadler has started from the front row for the past three straight races, scoring poles at Talladega (10/2) and Charlotte (10/15) but finishing those races 34th and 27th respectively. When Sadler took the green flag from the outside pole in Kansas, he managed to end the day a respectable 12th.

Sadler returns to his home state of Virginia looking for his second top-10 finish at Martinsville Speedway this season after finishing ninth in the spring event. Even with the tough luck that has followed Sadler and the M&M'S Team over the past weeks, the #38 crew finds themselves back in the 11th spot in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup point standings. Sadler looks to hold onto the 11th spot with just five races remaining in the 2005 season.

Sadler on this weekend's race at Martinsville-- "We're just looking for a good race this weekend at Martinsville. It seems that we haven't been able to shake the bad luck we've been having lately. Kevin (Buskirk, #38 crew chief) and this team have been working together so well and I know we should have a couple of top-10 or top-five finishes to show for it over these past three races.

"Last Saturday at Charlotte was one of the most disappointing nights for me in a race car and I'd really like to rebound here at Martinsville with another top-10 finish. This is a place where if you come out with a top-five or top-10, you feel like you've won the race. This track is very unforgiving and so are the 42 other drivers so there is no room for mistakes if you want to finish. To finish up front, usually takes a little pit strategy so we'll see how we do come Sunday."

NOTES OF INTEREST--

* RACE TO THE GED... Elliott Sadler will join the Governor of Virginia, the Honorable Mark R. Warner, for a press conference on Friday, October 21st at Martinsville Speedway. Sadler serves as the state spokesperson for the RACE to the GED program. Over the past year this program has assisted thousands of Virginians in receiving their General Educational Developmental (GED) Certificate. Media members are invited to attend the press conference beginning at 10 a.m. in the Press Box at the Speedway.

* Elliott on the Race to the GED--"The Race to GED is making a difference in many Virginia communities and I am proud to be a part of it. By joining the Race to GED, working-age men and women can earn a GED quickly and get on with bettering their lives, either by qualifying for a higher paying job or by continuing their education."

-ryr-

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Elliott Sadler