Phoenix II: Elliott Sadler preview

Car Info: Last Raced at Richmond where it started 16th and finished 14th ELLIOTT SADLER QUOTES "There is a positive side to all the things that have been happening to the No. 19 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge Charger team the last few races.

Car Info:
Last Raced at Richmond where it started 16th and finished 14th

ELLIOTT SADLER QUOTES

"There is a positive side to all the things that have been happening to the No. 19 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge Charger team the last few races. It's happening to us now. We just need to deal with it and get it straightened out this season. It's just little things that turned into bigger problems, but they can and will be eliminated. There's no question we have the team and equipment to run up front. Ray (Evernham) makes sure of that. We're still looking to build momentum for next season. We have two races remaining to do that. We will have these gremlins eliminated and be ready when we arrive in Daytona for the start of the 2007 season."

STATS & FACTS

* Last weekend in Texas, Sadler qualified the No. 19 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge Charger in the second position. It matched his best starting position since joining Evernham Motorsports. He also had the No. 19 Dodge on the outside of the front row in his first race (Michigan) in the No. 19 Dodge from Evernham Motorsports.

* Sadler has started in the top-15 in three of his nine starts at Phoenix International Raceway.

* Sadler has no DNFs at PIR in his NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series career. He has completed 95 percent of the 2,678 laps contested and has led 17 laps at the west-coast flat track.

* In August, Ray Evernham named Sadler the driver of the No. 19 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge Charger.

* Sadler's best finish in the No. 19 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge Charger came at New Hampshire when he finished sixth. He has two top-10 finishes in 12 races with EMS. The Evernham Motorsports No. 19 entry is currently 34th in NASCAR's owner point standings.

* Sadler is 24th in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup point standings, 74 points out of 20th.

-credit: em

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Ray Evernham , Elliott Sadler