Richmond II: Elliott Sadler preview

ELLIOTT SADLER QUOTES: "A Saturday night race at a short track is NASCAR racing at its best. There's a lot on the line this weekend at Richmond. For those drivers in or trying to make the Chase, it's the race. For those that won't have the...

ELLIOTT SADLER QUOTES:

"A Saturday night race at a short track is NASCAR racing at its best. There's a lot on the line this weekend at Richmond. For those drivers in or trying to make the Chase, it's the race. For those that won't have the opportunity to challenge for the championship this year, it's an opportunity to get a jump on the 2008 season.

"We want to do everything possible in these next 11 races to get the performance of our COT up to expectations. We've made gains, but can't seem to find that final piece to the puzzle that will produce the consistency we have been missing. Our No. 19 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge Avenger crew is on a mission. No team will be more intense these next few weeks than ours."

QUICK FACTS

* Sadler's best Richmond race was in the spring of 2005. He started fifth and took the checkered flag in seventh spot.

* He has 17 starts at the .75-mile short track but this will be only his third start in a Gillett Evernham Motorsports Dodge Avenger.

* Sadler and the No. 19 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge Avenger have qualified well. Over the past three races his average start is 10.6.

* Sadler has yet to receive a DNF in 2007. He's been running at the end of all 25 races this season.

Richmond Int'l Raceway Career Totals

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Elliott Sadler