"We have a cool car this weekend. It's orange, brown and black for Halloween. The kids will sure like it." --Elliott Sadler on M&M'S Halloween paint scheme ELLIOTT SADLER'S VIEW FROM THE DRIVER'S SEAT: "We had a great run going last time we...
"We have a cool car this weekend. It's orange, brown and black for Halloween. The kids will sure like it."
--Elliott Sadler on M&M'S Halloween paint scheme
ELLIOTT SADLER'S VIEW FROM THE DRIVER'S SEAT:
"We had a great run going last time we raced at Lowe's until I hit some oil and we crashed pretty hard at the exit of turn four. I love night racing and it's exciting for both drivers and fans. I hope we are luckier this race than we were in the spring -- man we need some luck, it's been a rough time these past few races. I am so disappointed to be 23rd in points -- my expectations as well as the whole teams have been higher than that. Maybe this Halloween paint scheme will scare the monkey we've had on our back this month."
"The # 88 team tested at LMS last month so we hope those notes will help us out too since we decided not to test as a team."
SPOTTER BRETT GRIFFIN'S VIEW FROM THE TOP OF LOWE'S MOTOR SPEEDWAY:
"This will be the first time we've raced at LMS at night for the fall race. I personally like all of the night races better than the day races but it could be very chilly at night. Elliott runs well at Lowe's Motor Speedway and had a car good enough to win in the spring. Hopefully our luck will change this weekend and we'll pull off a strong finish. Spotting at Lowe's Motor Speedway is lots of fun. Turn one is tricky because as cars go away from us on the roof it is very tough to tell if the car behind is looking or actually inside. Thankfully, Elliott runs a side mirror which helps him be able to decide if the car behind him is inside or not."
M&M'S RACING BITS AND PIECES--
AUTOGRAPH SESSION--Elliott Sadler will sign autographs at Action Performance in Concord, NC on Thursday, October 9th from 12-1pm.
ELEVEN TIMES THE FASTEST FORD-- Eleven times this season Elliott Sadler has been the class of the Ford field. In addition to winning two of Ford's three poles in the 2003 season in the spring Darlington and the fall Talladega, Sadler has been the quickest "Blue Oval" on the ovals at Atlanta, Texas, the spring Talladega, California, Lowe's, the second Daytona, Pocono, Darlington, and last weekend in Kansas. Sadler has qualified in the top-10 of the field 15 times this season.
DOUBLE DUTY ROBBY BENTON and BRETT GRIFFIN... Many times this season Robby Benton has flown overnight to make it to the Winston Cup events on Sunday to fulfill his duties as pit support and the extra man over the wall for the M&M'S team. Benton has run in NASCAR Craftsman Truck races in Las Vegas and California this season and also competed in the Busch Series. Benton will race the ARCA race on Thursday night and Elliott Sadler's Winston Cup spotter Brett Griffin will be on the roof for Benton. Griffin also doubles in the Busch Series for Hermie Sadler or Greg Biffle.