Talladega II: Elliott Sadler preview

ELLIOTT SADLER: "The test at Talladega was pretty hairy. You can't see as well with the new car as you could with the old car. The greenhouse is a lot bigger. The rear wing is a lot bigger. It's more difficult to see what's happening ...

ELLIOTT SADLER:

"The test at Talladega was pretty hairy. You can't see as well with the new car as you could with the old car. The greenhouse is a lot bigger. The rear wing is a lot bigger. It's more difficult to see what's happening behind you.

"It's still Talladega with lines of cars bunched together two and three wide. I don't think anyone will be able to pull away and break from the draft. There'll be a lot of bump drafting. When something goes wrong, it usually involves a lot of cars. I don't expect the kind of racing fans see will change that much. We just want to be around at the end and have the No. 19 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge Avenger in position to challenge the leaders."

QUICK FACTS

* In the last five races, the No. 19 Dodge Dealers/UAW team has an average start of 9.8.

* Sadler has three career poles at the 2.6-mile superspeedway.

* Sadler has led 73 laps at Talladega.

* After finishing eighth at Kansas last week, the No. 19 Dodge Dealers/UAW team earned its second top 10 of the season.

* Sadler has yet to receive a DNF in 2007. He's one of the three Cup regulars to be running at the end of all 27 races this season.

* Sadler finished 15th in the spring race at Talladega in a Dodge Charger. This weekend's event will be the first time the Dodge Avenger (COT) has raced at a restrictor-plate track.

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Elliott Sadler