Michigan: Elliott Sadler preview

Elliott Sadler on Michigan International Speedway: "I'm really looking forward to the weekend in Michigan. Not only do we get to get a taste of what the new Ford FR9 engine will do on the track, but I get to run in the Truck Series too. On top of...

Elliott Sadler on Michigan International Speedway: "I'm really looking forward to the weekend in Michigan. Not only do we get to get a taste of what the new Ford FR9 engine will do on the track, but I get to run in the Truck Series too. On top of all that, there's a chance my great sponsor Stanley could make a huge donation in support of a really good cause if I win the Cup race on Sunday, so there's a lot of excitement for me leading into this weekend.

"I've always really liked this racetrack. It's a fun track to race at and I've had a decent amount of success there throughout the years. I'm not sure why I like it as much as I do, but it seems to suit me and my driving style. I think Wally has a good plan heading into the weekend and I'm hopeful good things are on the horizon for this team."

Crew Chief Wally Rogers' Thoughts on Michigan: "The closest track that resembles Michigan that we've been to so far this season is California Speedway, but Michigan is so different from Fontana because it's worn out, it's slick and the track temperature will play such a big role. It's not going to be the same as when you finish up practice on Saturday as when the race starts on Sunday. You have to keep up with the track and that's a big key there. You have to make sure you have good drive off of turn four to carry all your momentum down the frontstretch. That will help you maintain your momentum to be able to pass in one and two.

"I'm not sure why Elliott likes that place as much as he does, to be honest. He has said in the past that it's one of his favorite tracks, but I don't know why because it changes so much and it's a hard place to get a hold of. He does like it there though and I do to. It's a cool track."

Chassis History: The No. 19 Stanley team has prepared chassis No. 283 for this weekend's event. This is the same Ford Fusion the team ran at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway. Sadler drove to a 21st-place finish in that race.

Notes: This weekend the No. 19 Stanley team will highlight the "Jumpstart for the Kids" promotion. The "Jumpstart for the Kids" promotion is a fully integrated partnership between Stanley, Canadian Tire and Canadian Tire Jumpstart?. Canadian Tire Jumpstart? is a community-based charitable program that helps kids aged 4-18 participate in organized sports and recreation such as hockey, dance, soccer and swimming, so they can develop important life skills, self esteem and confidence.

-source: rpm

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Elliott Sadler