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Hermie Sadler Enters Richmond Itching For First Top Ten Of '04 Richmond, Virginia - - Hermie Sadler will head to another home state track this weekend looking to impress the fans in the stands and score his first top-ten finish of the 2004...

Hermie Sadler Enters Richmond Itching For First Top Ten Of '04

Richmond, Virginia - - Hermie Sadler will head to another home state track this weekend looking to impress the fans in the stands and score his first top-ten finish of the 2004 NASCAR Busch Series season.

The SCORE team, which carried associate sponsorship from The FanZCar last weekend at Gateway overcame a few weeks of tough luck and scored a solid 21st place finish.

After qualifying a season's best 19th, Sadler overcame handling woes throughout the event, and hung on to his No. 02 Chevrolet to claim his sixth top-25 finish of '04.

"Overall, I feel like Gateway was a step in the right direction for our team," said Hermie Sadler. "We raced the first new car that we have built this season, and we learned a great deal that will help us as we move forward this season. The team is now operating out of the new shop in Charlotte, which will make us better. After a couple of poor performances, it was nice to get a solid finish to build on," he added.

Heading into RIR this weekend, Sadler has an impressive 17 career starts at the short track. Hermie has a career best start of ninth, which occurred in spring and fall races of 1993, while motoring a career best finish of third in the fall 1993 event.

For the second time in the Emporia, Virginia native's NBS career The Bank of Southside Virginia will arrive as the primary sponsor of Sadler's No. 02 machine. The former ARCA RE/MAX Series driver finished 21st, after starting 31st back in the 2002 fall event for the financial institution.

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.

The FanZCar will also have a hospitality event set up this weekend at Richmond International Raceway. Several members are scheduled to appear at "The Party Zone," which will include a pit tour before the event a dinner, and a meet-and-greet session with The FanZCar driver Hermie Sadler.

The FanZCar, Zapf Creation, and Jenkins & Jenkins Law Firm will join the No. 02 machine as associate sponsors this weekend.

In addition to the NASCAR Busch Series race, Sadler will climb aboard his NEXTEL Cup machine for the fourth time this season. Jenkins & Jenkins Law Firm will be the primary sponsor of Sadler's No. 02 NNC Chevrolet Monte Carlo on Saturday night.

Rolling into Richmond, Sadler has 236 NASCAR Busch Series starts to his record, 2 wins, 18 top-fives, 44 top-tens, three poles, and has achieved $2,357,554 in career earnings.

Arriving into the NEXTEL Cup garage at Richmond, Sadler has 27 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup starts to his record, 0 wins, 0 top-fives, 0 top-tens, zero poles, and has achieved $1,348,046 in career earnings.

The Funai 250 is the 11th of 34 events on the 2004 NASCAR Busch Series schedule. Practice and qualifying are on the agenda this Thursday, May 13th with the race set to take the green flag Friday May 14th. FX will air the event live beginning at 8:00 PM EST, with MRN handling the airwaves starting at 8:00 PM EST. The race will also be available via XM radio channel 144 starting at 8:00pm

The Chevy American Revolution 400 is the 11th of 34 events on the 2004 NASCAR NEXTEL Series schedule. Practice and qualifying are on the agenda this Friday, May 14th with the race set to take the green flag Saturday, May 15th. FX will air the event live beginning at 7:00 PM EST, with MRN handling the airwaves starting at 7:00 PM EST. The race will also be available via XM radio channel 144 starting at 8:00pm

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