Sadler ready to take on Kentucky

A ninth place finish in Wisconsin in the rear view, Sadler hopes for a win in Kentucky.

TIME TO HEAT UP IN KENTUCKY: Elliott Sadler and the No. 11 OneMain Financial team travel to Sparta, Kentucky this weekend to compete in the NASCAR Nationwide Series event at Kentucky Speedway. In his Nationwide Series career, Sadler has competed at Kentucky Speedway five times and earned one pole award, three top-five and four top-10 finishes with 114 laps led. He also competed in one NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event at the 1.5-mile track in 2011, where he started fourth and finished sixth.

JUST THE STATS: After 14 races in the 2014 season, Sadler is currently in second place in the Nationwide Series driver championship point standings, 10 points back from the lead. The Emporia, Va., native has one win, one pole award, five top-five and ten top-10 finishes.

WET AND WILD AT ROAD AMERICA: Last week, Sadler and the No. 11 OneMain Financial team ran the majority of the first road course race of the season in the rain. Even with the slippery conditions and a right rear tire go down with 11 laps to go, Sadler was still able to bring home a ninth place finish at Road America.

ELLIOTT SADLER QUOTES: "We are racing under the lights at Kentucky Speedway where I have a pretty good track record in my five Nationwide Series starts. Kentucky is just one of those tracks that fits my driving style extremely well. NASCAR is allowing the teams to have a test day at Kentucky Speedway, which will help us try different set ups and race packages. This time is really going to help this OneMain Financial team dial in the car to the current track conditions. We are looking forward to a quality test and practice session to help us prepare for the race on Friday night.

BRANCH APPEARANCE: Fans will have the opportunity to meet Sadler on Thursday, June 25th at 12:00 PM local time. Sadler will be signing autographs at the OneMain Financial branch. The OneMain Financial branch is located at 7118 Turfway Road Florence, KY 41042.

RACE INFO: The John R. Elliott Hero Campaign 300 at Kentucky Speedway will be on ESPN at 7:30 p.m. ET, on Friday, June 26th, as well as PRN and SIRIUSXM 90.

BRANCH DECAL PROGRAM: For each race that OneMain Financial is the primary sponsor on the No. 11 Toyota, two branches will be highlighted on Sadler's rear quarter panels. The branches selected for Kentucky are No. 038 in London, KY, and No. 048 in Corbin, KY.

THINK PINK: The OneMain Financial driver will sport pink Oakley driving shoes throughout the entire Nationwide Series season to show support for breast cancer awareness and honor his mom, Bell. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007, and is now a survivor. Fans will have the opportunity to bid on his race-worn shoes throughout the season, with proceeds going toward breast cancer research and education. For more information, visit www.onemainracing.com.

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