Dover: Sadler - Dodge Friday interview

ELLIOTT SADLER (No. 19 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge Avenger) COMMENT ON WHAT YOU'RE DOING FOR AUTISM "We had a golf tournament yesterday to raise money for Autism and raise money for our foundation. We had a great time. Donovan McNabb and some...

ELLIOTT SADLER (No. 19 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge Avenger)

COMMENT ON WHAT YOU'RE DOING FOR AUTISM "We had a golf tournament yesterday to raise money for Autism and raise money for our foundation. We had a great time. Donovan McNabb and some other NFL people showed up. I can't thank people enough to take a day off from their busy schedules and come up and play. It was a special day. A lot of kids were there yesterday, and it was special for us to be involved in it. We're trying to get the word out. One in every 150 kids has autism and I think it's one in every 108 boys. It's definitely a tough statistic and something we need to get hold of and put it to the forefront. That's what we want to do, raise awareness for it. We don't have a cure for it yet .There are ways to work with it and make little kids lives better, but we don't have a cure yet. We're trying to get it going in the right direction. I can't do it by myself. Nobody can. We're all trying to do it as a group. I want to do well this weekend and keep spreading the word. I can't thank my colleagues enough for showing up yesterday and playing."

DO YOU KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THE COT AT DOVER? "We kinda know what the COT wants. We kinda use Rockingham the best way we can. We're going to look at some Darlington notes. It's definitely going to help some teams that are on top of it. Hendrick and Gibbs will probably come in with an even bigger advantage than they've had in other COT races because of the lack of testing we had up here. We've got three and a half hours to get ready for Sunday's race. We'll try to do the best job we can with it."

HOW ARE YOU PROGRESSING WITH THE COT? "We're getting there with it. I think we are making some headway. We ran a little bit better at Darlington than we ran with it at Phoenix and we ran a little bit better at Phoenix than we did at Richmond, so I think we're making a little bit of headway each and every time. This is a good track form me. We ran well here last fall in the 19 car. I feel like I can tell 'em a little bit more about the car and what I need at this track."

IS IT STILL A PROBLEM GETTING THE CAR TO TURN? "It is for us. That and the ride of the car, trying to get the splitter sealed off as close to the ground as we can. That's something the good teams have got figured out pretty quick."'

COMMENT ON YOUR POSITION IN THE STANDINGS "We're not where we want to be and last week at Charlotte killed us getting in the wreck on lap 50. That was the battle of the fittest. We're only 130 points out (of 12th) and if we can just put two of three races together and that's what we're looking at as a team. We've got Dover, Pocono and Michigan coming up, tracks we run well at, that Elliott Sadler runs pretty well at. If we can just put these three races together and maybe get in the top 15 in the points by the time we leave Michigan and not be more than 100 points out, we'll still have a great shot at making The Chase. We've still got a lot of racing left to do, but we've got to start stringing some races together and get some momentum on our side."

-credit: dodge motorsports

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