Talladega: Elliott Sadler preview

ELLIOTT SADLER QUOTES: "Talladega and I don't get along too well. It's going to be a tough race. It's just Talladega. It doesn't matter who you surround yourself with in the race, guys you like to race with or guys you don't want to race with,...

ELLIOTT SADLER QUOTES:

"Talladega and I don't get along too well. It's going to be a tough race. It's just Talladega. It doesn't matter who you surround yourself with in the race, guys you like to race with or guys you don't want to race with, the big one can happen. We ran well with the No. 19 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge Charger last fall. We finished sixth at Daytona in February. If we could go down there and get a top-10 finish, it would be great for our team. We just want to keep our racecar clean and be around at the end.

"We've had our problems in recent weeks with the COT (Avenger) as well as the Charger that we will be running this weekend. Evernham Motorsports has put plenty of effort in its restrictor plate program since last year. It showed at Daytona. It would be good to duplicate that performance at Talladega."

QUICK FACTS

* Sadler sat on the pole in the spring race at Talladega last season He. has three career poles at the 2.66-mile tri-oval .

* In the first restrictor plate race at Daytona this season, Sadler piloted the Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge Charger to the checkered flag in sixth place.

* Sadler had an average finish of 13.7 in all four restrictor plate races in 2006.

* Sadler's led at total of 71 laps around Talladega Superspeedway.

-credit: em

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Elliott Sadler