Sears Point: Elloitt Sadler preview

ELLIOTT SADLER: "The key for success on the road course is keeping the car on the racing surface. Get off the racing surface and you're got trouble. I've been fortunate at Infineon in the past and our Dodge Avenger has shown signs of being...

ELLIOTT SADLER:

"The key for success on the road course is keeping the car on the racing surface. Get off the racing surface and you're got trouble. I've been fortunate at Infineon in the past and our Dodge Avenger has shown signs of being a pretty good road course car. The 19 team needs a good solid finish to get things rolling. This is such a tough, tough sport. The competition level is amazing, so if you don't bring you're A-game each and every week, you can fall to the bottom rung pretty quick. I can win with this 19 team. I know I can, especially at certain tracks we go to. We ran well at Bristol and had a chance to win that race, but had a problem. I know we can do it. If we get in the right situation at the right track, I think good things can happen. That's how you win in Nextel Cup racing, getting in the right situation for those final laps of a race."

QUICK FACTS

* This trip to Sonoma marks Sadler's first road course event in the No. 19 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge .

* Infineon was the sight of Sadler's best career road course finish. In both 2002 and 2005, he took the checkered flag in the sixth position.

*         Last season at the 10-turn road course, Sadler finished
eighth.  He has four top-10 finishes in eight starts at Infineon.
*         Sadler is currently 21st in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup point
standings and only 36 points out of 20th.  He is 191 points out of 15th.

-credit: em

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