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Elliott Sadler on Paralyzed Veterans of America Mission: ABLE: "We"re celebrating Veteran"s Day this weekend with Paralyzed Veterans of America Mission: ABLE on the hood of our Richard Petty Motorsports Ford Fusion. The Paralyzed Veterans is a ...

Elliott Sadler on Paralyzed Veterans of America Mission: ABLE: "We"re celebrating Veteran"s Day this weekend with Paralyzed Veterans of America Mission: ABLE on the hood of our Richard Petty Motorsports Ford Fusion. The Paralyzed Veterans is a really special and really important organization and we want to make sure that our veterans, who sacrificed for our country, get what they need the most $B!>(J care, benefits and jobs. The PVA launched the Mission: ABLE campaign earlier this year. Mission: ABLE raises awareness and funds to enable veterans to find jobs, secure benefits and receive care and camaraderie.

"I also want to send a special thanks this weekend to Phoenix International Raceway, Sprint, and Best Buy"s volunteers who will assist in distributing over 60,000 American flags to help salute our veterans during this Veteran"s Day holiday. Each flag provides the text$B!>(Jto$B!>(Jgive number, so please take a stand for those who have sacrificed so much for our freedom."

Crew Chief Todd Parrott"s Thoughts on Phoenix: "Phoenix is a unique racetrack. The shape of Turns one and two are different than three and four, plus there"s a difference in the degree of banking at each end of the track. Most of what you fight at Phoenix is forward bite. The drivers always want more forward bite.

"The pit stalls are pretty small at that track so qualifying is important not only for track position, but also because there can be some pretty tricky pit stalls. The more options available to you when it comes time to pick pits, the better off you"ll be."

Chassis History: The No. 19 RPM team has prepared chassis No. 576 for this weekend"s event. This particular Ford Fusion was last utilized in the most recent event at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The No. 19 team qualified inside the top 20 and finished 21st in that event.

-source: rpm

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Elliott Sadler