Elliott Sadler, Kevin Harvick Inc. Chevrolet
Elliott Sadler, Kevin Harvick Inc. Chevrolet

Photo by: Ted Rossino

RACING TO RICHMOND: Elliott Sadler and the No. 2 OneMain Financial team will head to Richmond International Raceway for the second event of the NASCAR Nationwide Series season at the Virginia track. In April, Sadler and the No. 2 team battled around the 0.75-mile oval to bring home a fourth-place finish.

HOMEBOY: Sadler, a native Virginian, considers Richmond his "home track," located 45 minutes from his home in Emporia, Va. Sadler has 16 starts at the facility, the most of any tracks on the Nationwide Series schedule, and has earned two top-five and four top-10 finishes with a best finish of second in 2005. Sadler also has 24 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts at the track with a best finish of seventh in 2005.

CHASSIS HISTORY: The No. 2 OneMain Financial team prepared chassis No. 068 for the event at Richmond. This is the fifth time the No. 2 team will run this particular chassis. Sadler brought home a fourth-place finish in the first event at Richmond in April with chassis No. 068. The KHI team also ran this chassis at Phoenix International Raceway (12th), Iowa Speedway (fifth) and New Hampshire Motor Speedway (12th).

TO THE POINT: Sadler remains in the second position in the NASCAR Nationwide Series Driver's Point Standings. With eight events remaining on the schedule, Sadler sits 13 points out of the lead.

THOUGHTS FROM THE DRIVER: Elliott Sadler

How do you feel heading into this week's race at Richmond International Raceway? "Man I love going to Richmond. We've been going there as a family as fans of the sport for a long, long time. I remember going there in the 1980's, and I was there when they made the transition from the half-mile to 3/4-mile race track. We've been going there a long time, and I still have a lot of family that have reserved seats near the start-finish line. It's a very special place for me. It's such a cool feeling to go there as a fan when I was a kid, and then to have the opportunity to race competitively there. A lot of my family and friends will be at that race, so I want to do a good job in front of them. Now that we have the extra incentive running for the Nationwide Insurance Dash 4 Cash, we have that extra push for the $100,000. I'm really looking forward to