Ponoco: Elliott Sadler preview

* Sadler stands 28th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver point standings heading to Pocono Elliott Sadler on Pocono Raceway: "This No. 19 Stanley team fought really hard last week at Charlotte. Our Ford Fusion was pretty good, but of...

* Sadler stands 28th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver point standings heading to Pocono

Elliott Sadler on Pocono Raceway: "This No. 19 Stanley team fought really hard last week at Charlotte. Our Ford Fusion was pretty good, but of course we'd always like to be better. I'm looking forward to taking what we might have learned from this past race and applying it where we can this weekend even though Pocono is a unique track that varies significantly from Charlotte Motor Speedway.

"I've had some pretty solid runs at Pocono in the past. You have to be really good exiting the corners so you can be good from a momentum standpoint down the straight-aways. Strategy is pretty different every race here. You never know what you're going to get. One race you can have long green flag runs and then another time you'll have a bunch of yellow flags in there. Granted, you can see that at any race track any given weekend, but here it's different because you do sometimes have a chance to pit under green and not lose a lap."

Crew Chief Wally Rogers' Thoughts on Pocono: "We'll concentrate on getting off of turn three just because the frontstretch is so big. If you can get off turn three really well and you can not be too tight at full load into turn one then you'll probably have a pretty good day.

"At Pocono it's kind of strange, with it being as big as it is and it taking a minute to get around, you can almost make a green flag pit stop without going a lap down It does kind of open up some more windows as far as being able to adjust on your car. That's all relevant to where you're running, but you always have that in the back of your mind during the race.

"Pocono and Indy are very similar in a lot of ways. They are both fast, flat and narrow some of the same transitions will show up in Indy. Most of the time cars that are good in Pocono are good there too, so it's important for us to get our Stanley Ford Fusion running up front this weekend."

Chassis History: The No. 19 Stanley Ford Fusion team has prepared chassis No. 609 for this weekend's event. This is the same car the team ran earlier this season at Phoenix International Raceway.

-source: rpm

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Elliott Sadler