Dover II: Elliott Sadler preview

Sadler, M&M'S Team prepared to weather the storm at Dover ELLIOTT SADLER'S VIEW FROM THE DRIVER'S SEAT: "I like Dover. It's fast and banked -- but things can happen there pretty quick. It's a real physical race too -- like a Martinsville ...

Sadler, M&M'S Team prepared to weather the storm at Dover

ELLIOTT SADLER'S VIEW FROM THE DRIVER'S SEAT:

"I like Dover. It's fast and banked -- but things can happen there pretty quick. It's a real physical race too -- like a Martinsville or Bristol. Pit road is usually pretty tight at Dover, and its high banks like Bristol, is a self-cleaning racetrack. What wrecks up top usually falls to the bottom. Mentally it is a tough race. Last race we had some problems, went a bunch of laps down but finished. This time we would like to have a good run -- as Todd says we can get in the top-15 before this season is out."

CREW CHIEF TODD PARROTT'S VIEW FROM THE PIT BOX:

"Our biggest challenge right now is to get back into the top-15 in points or higher. We are working on next year already but our main goal is to get this M&M'S car into victory lane. I am really excited about the rest of the season and hope the guys are getting used to me. There are some tracks coming up on the schedule that both the team likes and Elliott likes so we think we have a shot on at least one of them."

SPOTTER BRETT GRIFFIN'S VIEW FROM ABOVE THE TRACK:

"Dover is a very fast race track so there's not a lot of time to relax on the spotter's stand. It looks like the cars are dropping off of a three story building when they enter the corner and are about to get airborne when they come off the corner. I kind of think of Dover as an oversized Bristol. We usually have a lot of wrecks at Dover but the most important thing to remember is: The cars are going to climb the banking when they wreck in the corners but it is so steep they are going to come back down across the race track 90 percent of the time."

M&M'S RACING BITS AND PIECES--

CONDOLENCES--A trust fund has been set up for Jagger Alexander Parker at Wachovia Bank PO Box 2519, Cornelius, NC 28031. Condolences may be sent to Shawn Parker via the following address: Robert Yates Racing 112 Byers Creed Road Mooresville, NC 28117

COUNTRY WEEKLY-- The #1 country music publication in the US will run an Elliott Sadler and Blake Shelton feature in the upcoming issue that goes on sale at newsstands on September 16th.

DUB MAGAZINE-- Elliott Sadler will be featured on the cover of the next DUB Magazine next month. Check out www.DUBMAGAZINE.com

INSIDE WINSTON CUP--Sadler was scheduled to be the Hot Seat guest on the popular show Inside Winston Cup Monday, September 15th. His appearance on the show had to be rescheduled tentatively for September 29th after Talladega.

TELECONFERENCE-- Sadler and crew chief Todd Parrott will be the featured call in guest of the weekly Winston Teleconference on Tuesday, September 23rd. This teleconference is for media members only, but look for stories an quotes from Sadler and Parrott in many major outlets.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN--Sadler and the M&M'S Car will have a "scary" Halloween look for the UAW-GM 500 under the lights Saturday night October 11th at Lowe's Motor Speedway.

APPEARANCES-- Tuesday, October 2nd Elliott will sign autographs at Wal-Mart in Bentonville, AR -- 4-6:00pm

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Shawn Parker , Robert Yates , Elliott Sadler
Teams Yates Racing