Talladega II: Elliott Sadler preview

Sadler stands in 28th place in the point standings Elliott Sadler on Talladega Superspeedway: "We've got Hunt Brothers Pizza on the hood of the car for the final time this season in Talladega and they have been a great partner, so we'd love to...

Sadler stands in 28th place in the point standings

Elliott Sadler on Talladega Superspeedway: "We've got Hunt Brothers Pizza on the hood of the car for the final time this season in Talladega and they have been a great partner, so we'd love to go out there and get a good finish for all of those guys. Talladega is such an interesting place. Some of the biggest fans of our sport show up for those weekends and they do it right. The campgrounds are crazy and everyone just has a really great time when they go to that track. It's a great place for the fans and it's always a great race.

"We've had a couple of good runs in the restrictor plate races recently and I'm excited about the possibilities this weekend. We just need to be there at the end and I think we'll be in good shape."

Crew Chief Todd Parrott's Thoughts on Talladega: "It's all about being in the right place at the right time. Having a good, fast car that drafts well and can stay sucked up to the car in front of it and can push well because a lot of times there two cars hooked up can drive away like at the first race with the No. 1 and the No. 29 at the end. There's a lot of things happening on pit road at Talladega. A lot of guys with different strategies. Fuel only, two tires or fuel only so you have to be careful coming out of your put box when you pull out in front of someone.

"You'll go in there with a race set up and just adjust on that. Adjust you r tape and make your two laps qualifying. It's an impound so then you'll go back through tech and you can adjust the front bump stops and gear gaps a little bit and rear shocks if you want to. Pretty much when you unload there on Friday and then run in practice, you'll know what you've got right off the truck in Talladega."

Chassis History: The No. 19 RPM team has prepared chassis No. 681 for this weekend's event. This particular Ford Fusion was last utilized Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway in the July event at that venue.

-source: rpm

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Elliott Sadler