Pocono: Elliott Sadler preview

ELLIOTT SADLER QUOTES: "Pocono can be tricky. It's impossible to get a car to work well in the three corners, so you have to sacrifice handling somewhere. Make the right decision on the setup and you will be competitive. Miss the setup and it...

ELLIOTT SADLER QUOTES:

"Pocono can be tricky. It's impossible to get a car to work well in the three corners, so you have to sacrifice handling somewhere. Make the right decision on the setup and you will be competitive. Miss the setup and it will be a long day. We will be focused on getting the Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge Charger with a setup that minimizes the handling issue in a particular corner which will make the practice sessions very important.

"We need to put a couple of good finishes together and that's what we're looking at as a team. We've got Pocono and Michigan coming up, tracks we run well at. If we can just put these two races together and maybe get in the top 15 in the points by the time we leave Michigan and not be more than 100 points out, we'll still have a great shot at making The Chase. We've still got a lot of racing left to do, but we've got to start stringing some races together and get some momentum on our side."

QUICK FACTS

* Sadler will be visiting Pocono Raceway for the first time piloting the Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge Charger this weekend.

* He has two top 10 finishes at the 2.5-mile track but has qualified in the top 15 a total of five times.

* Sadler has made 16 career starts at Pocono and has never failed to finish the grueling 500 miler.

* The No. 19 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge Charger sits 20th in Owners Points and is locked into a tight race to break into the top-12. Positions 20th through 12th are separated by just 172 points.

-credit: em

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Elliott Sadler