ELLIOTT SADLER (No. 19 Best Buy Dodge Charger) ON GETTING OUT TO PRACTICE TODAY: "I don't know if we are or not. I told them not to rush to get to practice. I've got one of the best cars that I've ever had in my life here at Daytona and I want...
ELLIOTT SADLER (No. 19 Best Buy Dodge Charger)
ON GETTING OUT TO PRACTICE TODAY: "I don't know if we are or not. I told them not to rush to get to practice. I've got one of the best cars that I've ever had in my life here at Daytona and I want to make sure that we get it right and get everything back straight before we go to practice. If we don't make it out today it's not a big deal. It's a shame what we went through yesterday with the right front tire problems as fast as that car was. We didn't need any help at all to make our way to the front, so I feel like we've got a legitimate shot to win the Daytona 500. It's probably one of the best chances that I've ever had and I've got some pretty good finishes here in the Daytona 500, so I'm looking forward to Sunday. We know it's going to be tough. We're going to have to do a lot teamwork to race with Hendrick and Gibbs -- those guys raced good in the Shootout and in the Duels so hopefully we can get in there and do a good job."
ARE YOU CONFIDENT WITH THE RIGHT FRONT TIRES CAN MAKE IT A FULL FUEL RUN BY SUNDAY? "Yeah, the more rubber we lay on the track with the truck and the Nationwide cars will help us as far as the tire wear is concerned. Kasey Kahne learned some things, my teammate, yesterday in the Duels to help us for Sunday with tire pressures and things like that. We think we're going to have the problem handled. We are just going to make sure that the bolts and nuts are back tight. We'll make a good fuel run on this engine, get a good plug check and that's it. I don't think we need any adjustments for Sunday."
THIS CAR WAS SO GOOD THAT YOU DIDN'T WANT TO PULL OUT THE BACKUP CAR? "Yeah, I mean this car was so good that we didn't even practice the second practice on Wednesday it was so good. We made us a 15 lap run on Wednesday morning and I told them I can't think of one thing to change on this thing to make it better. I'm very proud of my guys. We had a great test down here. They have brought me a car good enough to win the Daytona 500 and as a driver that is all I can ask for. We're going to go take this Best Buy Dodge and go out there and try to be competitive on Sunday and give ourselves a great shot to be in contention to win this thing. That's all we can ask for."
REACTION TO THE PROBATION PENALTIES GIVEN TO TONY STEWART AND KURT BUSCH: "I really don't know what probation is. I think that is a little bit more lenient than what they would have been in the past, so maybe they are sticking to their guns by letting drivers be more their own personalities. I think it's great for our sport. I think NASCAR could not have written a better intro into the Daytona 500 -- people wrecking in practice, people fighting and hitting each other on pit road and stuff like that and Dale (Earnhardt) Jr. winning the first race of the season. I think they've had a great start to Speedweeks. I don't think you can penalize those guys for that. You have two great race car drivers going for the same piece of real estate. Let them be their two personalities. I think it's going to make better racing for everybody."
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