Watkins Glen: Elliott Sadler preview

Elliott Sadler on Watkins Glen International: "I'm excited to be headed to another road course. I love road courses and I think we've got a pretty good shot at a good run. Our No. 19 Ford Fusion was pretty good in Sonoma and I think we were on the...

Elliott Sadler on Watkins Glen International: "I'm excited to be headed to another road course. I love road courses and I think we've got a pretty good shot at a good run. Our No. 19 Ford Fusion was pretty good in Sonoma and I think we were on the road to a top-five finish until we had our problems near the end. Our road course program is solid and I think I'm a pretty good road course racer, so I'm looking forward to getting there.

"Last Sunday was a bit of a rough day. That hit made me realize just how important the HANS device and all the safety rules and regulations that NASCAR has developed and enforced for the past 10 years or so are. Maybe you don't give it much thought when you strap yourself into these newer cars or clip on your HANS device, but when in a situation like I had last week occurs, you realize just how much work NASCAR and the teams have done and exactly how important implementing the latest safety innovations are."

Crew Chief Todd Parrott's Thoughts on Watkins Glen International: "Pit selection is always important there because pit road runs downhill. Qualifying will be really important to make sure you have the chance to choose your pit stall early in the selection process.

"Elliott likes the road courses. He seems to run well there and at Infineon Raceway (Sonoma, Calif.) and based on the results of how he ran in Infineon and how I've run with him in the past on the road courses, we're looking forward to the race this weekend at Watkins Glen International. We've had a little bit of success together in the past.

"It's a fuel mileage deal. You have to work the fuel mileage and pit at the right time. You work the race backwards just like you do at Infineon."

Chassis History: The No. 19 Hunt Brothers Pizza Ford Fusion team has prepared chassis No. 243 for this weekend's event. This is the same car the team ran earlier this season at Infineon Raceway where Sadler drove 17th.

Sadler stands 29th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver point standings heading to WGI

-source: rpm

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Elliott Sadler