Martinsville II: Elliott Sadler preview

ELLIOTT SADLER QUOTES "Patience, lots of patience. That's the key to finishing a race at Martinsville. To finish up front, the racecar must handle in the corners. A racecar that gets through the corner without sliding around and maintains...

ELLIOTT SADLER QUOTES

"Patience, lots of patience. That's the key to finishing a race at Martinsville. To finish up front, the racecar must handle in the corners. A racecar that gets through the corner without sliding around and maintains momentum on exit will be successful. At the same time, you can't abuse the racecar early and expect to have anything at the finish. This race demands 500 laps of patience.

"These last five races are very important for the No. 19 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge Charger team. We are building momentum for Daytona and the 2007 season. A win would certainly create momentum and this team is certainly capable. To do it at Martinsville and in my home state would be special. This is short-track racing at its best."

STATS & FACTS

Sadler has three top-10 starts and three top-10 finishes at Martinsville. He has completed 99 percent of laps attempted at the historic paper-clip shaped short track.

Sadler has led 39 laps at Martinsville. The majority came during the 2001 Old Dominion 500.

Sadler has collected over $1 Million in winnings at the Martinsville Speedway.

Ray Evernham announced in August that Sadler had been selected to drive the No. 19 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge Charger. Sadler's first start in the No. 19 Dodge came at Michigan where he qualified second and finished 10th.

Sadler is 21st in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup point standings, 256 points out of 15th.

-credit: em

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Ray Evernham , Elliott Sadler