Elliott Sadler prepared for Phoenix II

Kevin Harvick Inc. press release

Elliott Sadler
Elliott Sadler

Photo by: Michael C. Johnson

HEADING WEST: Elliott Sadler and the No. 2 OneMain Financial team return to Phoenix International Raceway for the second event of the season at the Avondale, Ariz., track. In the first race at Phoenix this season, Sadler fought a loose-handling car and battled back from one lap down to finish 12th.

SADLER AT PHOENIX: Sadler has competed at the one-mile tri-oval five times in his Nationwide Series career, with one top-five finish and a best finish of second in 2005. He also has 18 starts in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with a best finish of 10th in 2002.

CHASSIS HISTORY: The No. 2 OneMain Financial team will unload chassis No. 068 at Phoenix this weekend. This is the sixth time the No. 2 team has utilized this chassis, including the first event at Phoenix in February where the team finished 12th. The team also used No. 068 in the April and September races at Richmond International Raceway (fourth and sixth), at Iowa Speedway in May (fifth) and New Hampshire in July (12th).

THOUGHTS FROM THE DRIVER: Elliott Sadler

How do you feel heading into this week's race at Phoenix? "Going to Phoenix with two-wide racing, we really don't know what to expect. It's definitely a wild-card race. We know a little bit about what is going to happen, but it's a brand-new race track with the repaving. Once we get racing, track position is going to be crucial. It may be one of those races that changes the game in the championship standings, and our OneMain Financial team is going to do everything we can to make the right adjustments throughout the weekend to have a solid finish before heading to Homestead."

MOST POPULAR DRIVER: Sadler is eligible for the 2011 NASCAR Nationwide Series Most Popular Driver award. Fans can vote for Sadler now through November 17 on www.NASCARNationwideSeries.com.

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