Richmond: Sadler - Friday media visit

ELLIOTT SADLER (No. 19 Stanley Tools Dodge Charger) WHAT'S YOUR MINDSET COMING INTO THE RACE HERE AT RICHMOND? "We just need a good run. I like racing at Richmond. I've been coming here as a fan for a long time. So to come back as a driver is ...

ELLIOTT SADLER (No. 19 Stanley Tools Dodge Charger)

WHAT'S YOUR MINDSET COMING INTO THE RACE HERE AT RICHMOND? "We just need a good run. I like racing at Richmond. I've been coming here as a fan for a long time. So to come back as a driver is really special. It's a special place, we need a good run. We've had two bad luck races in a row and we need to turn it around. Richmond isn't my best place to race as a driver, but hopefully we'll get some good luck and better results Saturday night."

DO YOU HAVE MORE CONFIDENCE KNOWING THAT YOU'RE BRINGING THE CAR YOU RACED IN PHOENIX TO RICHMOND? "We'll see after we make a few laps. We looked good in Phoenix with this car and it responded like we wanted it to all day. We qualified well (in Phoenix) but feel like we need to do a few more things to the car to really have a good piece here in Richmond."

WHAT ARE THE KEYS IN BEING SUCCESSFUL HERE AT RICHMOND? "You have to get your car turning in the middle. If you can get your car to turn in the middle of the corner, you're going to have a great night all night long. We want to try and get our stuff turning and running around the bottom especially at night when the track tightens up."

HOW IS THE ONLINE AUCTION GOING FOR THE AUTISM AWARENESS HELMET YOU ARE WEARING? "It's going great. The bid is already up to $3,000 in only the second day of online bidding. I'm proud of the race fans and the people bidding on it. All of the money is going to charity and that makes me feel pretty special because of all the fans that are getting involved. Fans have until May 19th to bid on the helmet. It's pretty simple, just go to www.sadlerfoundation.org and make a bid on it. You better hurry though; I almost threw (the helmet) last weekend because I was so mad after Talladega. I decided not to because I knew somebody would want a nice clean helmet."

-credit: dodge motosports

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