Charlotte: Elliott Sadler preview

ELLIOTT SADLER QUOTES: "The Coca-Cola 600 is the most demanding race in the Nextel Cup Series. It is 600 miles. That fact alone makes it a difficult task. There's more. It starts late afternoon and ends at night, four-and-a-half hours of racing.

ELLIOTT SADLER QUOTES:

"The Coca-Cola 600 is the most demanding race in the Nextel Cup Series. It is 600 miles. That fact alone makes it a difficult task. There's more. It starts late afternoon and ends at night, four-and-a-half hours of racing. Staying focused as a driver is essential. Keeping up with the changing track conditions is a challenge for the teams. The key is having a car that handles. The teams that keep up with the changing track conditions will be the teams competing for the win. Josh (Browne, team director) and the team have put together a good package for our Dodge Charger. We'll be running a special Fantastic Four paint scheme and we're anxious to see how it performs on the track."

QUICK FACTS

* Last fall in Sadler's first race at Lowe's Motor Speedway with Evernham Motorsports, he qualified an impressive fourth.

* Sadler's led a total of 189 laps at the "Beast of the Southeast."

* The No. 19 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge Charger sits 17th in owner's points and is locked into a tight race to break into the top-12. Positions 14th through 19th are separated by just 56 points.

* He has qualified in the top-10 in over half of his 17 career starts in Charlotte.

-credit: em

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Elliott Sadler