This Week in Ford Racing April 13, 2010 Elliott Sadler, driver of the No. 19 Stanley Ford Fusion, has enjoyed past success at Texas Motor Speedway, including three top-10 finishes and a win in 2004. Sadler sat down with Ford Racing to discuss...
This Week in Ford Racing
April 13, 2010
Elliott Sadler, driver of the No. 19 Stanley Ford Fusion, has enjoyed past success at Texas Motor Speedway, including three top-10 finishes and a win in 2004. Sadler sat down with Ford Racing to discuss his season so far, past success at Texas, and what he anticipates with the spoiler this weekend.
ELLIOTT SADLER - No. 19 Stanley Ford Fusion - CAN YOU ASSESS HOW THINGS ARE GOING FOR YOU SO FAR THIS SEASON? "We feel like we have managed the storm. We haven't run as well as we have wanted to at some of the tracks, but we have run all the laps and haven't shot ourselves in the foot. If we can put a couple of good races together, we can get right back in the middle of this thing. You always can find yourself digging out of holes after the first five or six races of the year, and we don't feel like we've put ourselves in that position. We are coming up to some good tracks for us. Charlotte, Darlington, Talladega and, of course, Texas are all coming up and we have run them all really well in the past."
YOU MENTIONED TEXAS AND YOU HAVE HAD SOME PAST SUCCESS THERE, WHAT HAS BEEN THE KEY TO TEXAS? "I just really like that race track. I think it really fits my driving style. I have a good feel there and know what I want in the car to be successful. I enjoy mile-and-a-half tracks and I am really looking forward to going there with the spoiler and seeing how much different that will be. I just really like that race track since the first lap I have made on it."
WHAT DO YOU ANTICIPATE AT TEXAS WITH THE NEW SPOILER? "We don't really know yet. We didn't really race each other at the Charlotte test, so I am not sure. I think we will be able to race a little harder side by side. It definitely adds some drag and downforce to these cars. Maybe it will make them a little more into the race track, where we can put these cars in situations and positions we haven't been able to do with the wing. Only time will tell. I am sure we will have a lot of different opinions about the spoiler after the Texas race, but I just really believe we will be able to race a lot harder with them."
-source: ford racing