BUSCH: Milwaukee: Hermie Sadler preview

Hermie Sadler Hopes To Rekindle Milwaukee Magic West Allis, Wisconsin - - After finishing a disappointing 21st last Saturday night at Kentucky Speedway, Hermie Sadler heads to The Milwaukee Mile hoping to revive the magic he ...

Hermie Sadler Hopes To Rekindle Milwaukee Magic

West Allis, Wisconsin - - After finishing a disappointing 21st last Saturday night at Kentucky Speedway, Hermie Sadler heads to The Milwaukee Mile hoping to revive the magic he occurred in the 90's and turnaround his 2004 NASCAR Busch Series season.

The SCORE Motorsports team headed to the Sparta, Kentucky based track last weekend looking to be a serious contender for the Meijer 300. Following the first practice session, it appeared the team, for the first time this season would be a serious threat for a flawless finish. In that session, Sadler turned the 12th fastest lap leaving the team with high hopes for qualifying.

To say the least, time trials was less than anticipated. The No. 02 Chevrolet Monte Carlo turned the 20th fastest lap, leaving Sadler and his crew down but not out. The team hoped to find the setup they maneuvered Friday morning in "Happy Hour" the final practice session of the weekend. During that run, Hermie turned the 24th fastest lap. The pack was tight bunch last weekend as Sadler was less than a half-second behind leader Mike Bliss.

During the 200 lap event, the former NASCAR Busch Series Rookie-of-the-Year battled severe handling issues which cost him a chance to score his first top-ten finish of the season. Another unlucky break occurred when the team was on pit road attempting to adjust The FanZCar machine and the yellow flag waved trapping the team on pit road. The team was unable to recover from their unfortunate circumstances and would be forced with a frustrating 21st place finish their ninth top-25 finish of the season.

Heading into Milwaukee this weekend, Sadler has seven starts at the West Allis Wisconsin based track, some of which have been impressive. Hermie has a career best start of first which occurred in 1996, while motoring a career best finish of third on two occasions in 1993 and 1997. The two-time NBS winner would like to claim his fourth-career pole this weekend, while also score a topnotch finish for his Bryant Stith owned team.

The SCORE Motorsports team will invade the track this weekend, looking for their first top-ten finish of the season. The team has obviously had a few obstacles this season, but as the season has progressed the team continues to learn, and everyone feels it's just a matter of time before the team begins to make some serious noise.

While currently occupying the 24th place in the NASCAR Busch Series standings, a good run on Saturday night would allow the team to make a considerable gain in the race for the championship.

The FanZCar will return as the primary sponsor of the black and white Chevrolet Monte Carlo for the 17th NASCAR Busch Series event of the season. In addition, Zapf Creation, and Jenkins & Jenkins Law Firm will join the No. 02 machine as associate sponsors this weekend.

Sally Marianyi, Julie Koopmeiners, Teri Peterson, Keith Neuens, John Johnson, and John Calman will have a huge weekend ahead of them. These members will be at Milwaukee representing The FanZCar and cheering on Hermie Sadler.

Rolling into "The Magic Mile" Sadler has 242 NASCAR Busch Series starts to his record, 2 wins, 18 top-fives, 44 top-tens, three poles, and has achieved $2,461,924 in career earnings.

The Alan Kulwicki 250 Presented by Forest County Potawatomi Racing is the 17th of 34 events on the 2004 NASCAR Busch Series schedule. Practice and qualifying are on the agenda this Saturday, June 26th with the race set to take the green flag that night. FX will air the event live beginning at 8:30PM EST, with MRN handling the airwaves starting at 8:30 PM EST. The race will also be available via XM radio channel 144 starting at 8:30pm.

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Hermie Sadler , Mike Bliss , Alan Kulwicki