Hermie Sadler Says Martinsville Will Be Different This Time Around SOUTH HILL, Va (October 9, 2001) -- Hermie Sadler is fresh off of his second career Winston Cup Start and confident Martinsville will be chalked up as his third. Sadler is ...
Hermie Sadler Says Martinsville Will Be Different This Time Around
SOUTH HILL, Va (October 9, 2001) -- Hermie Sadler is fresh off of his second career Winston Cup Start and confident Martinsville will be chalked up as his third. Sadler is running a limited number of races on the NASCAR Winston Cup schedule this season and believes the recent addition of veteran crew chief Jim Long has made a big difference in the future success of his race team.
"We're more prepared for Martinsville this time around," stated Sadler. "I don't believe in doing things the same way and expecting different results. We've made some personnel changes and the progress we've made over the past month was shown when we qualified for the race at Dover. We tested Martinsville last week and I'm optimistic about our chances this weekend."
Sadler also believes with every stride he makes forward in the closing races of the 2001 season, the better his chances are for 2002.
According to Sadler, "We have a lot of things going on right now. I am talking to sponsors about sponsoring my car and I'm talking to various owners about driving their cars. I just want to race and run well whether it's in the Winston Cup Series, the Busch Series, or the Craftsman Truck Series. I hope to know within a few weeks what the Virginia Lottery plans to do next year. We've had a great promotion that has benefited everyone involved.
"If we're unable to put together a full season next year with a sponsor or another team, I would like to run at least 12 to 15 races. I think there are several sponsors that would find that beneficial and can tailor their marketing programs around the different markets where NASCAR events are held. Not all companies have 12 million dollars to spend in advertising and the Virginia Lottery has shown this year that a successful marketing program can still exist in NASCAR without running the full schedule."
In addition to running Martinsville this weekend, Sadler also plans to race in Homestead and Atlanta -- the last two races of the 2001 NASCAR Winston Cup Season. Qualifying for this weekend's Old Dominion 500 is set for this Friday at 3:00 p.m. and the race will begin on Sunday at 12:30 p.m.