ELLIOTT SADLER'S VIEW FROM THE DRIVER SEAT: "The race at Homestead is going to be a good one. I am looking forward to trying out the new configuration. They have added 20 degrees of banking -- its actually a progressive banking, 18,19, and 20...
ELLIOTT SADLER'S VIEW FROM THE DRIVER SEAT:
"The race at Homestead is going to be a good one. I am looking forward to trying out the new configuration. They have added 20 degrees of banking -- its actually a progressive banking, 18,19, and 20 degrees. It is supposed to create two racing grooves. I don't know what kind of setup we will use -- track time during the test on Wednesday will determine that.
"I have also been given a great opportunity from Busch team owners Sam and Ed Rensi. I haven't run a Busch car since they went to this new rules package- actually since 2000. I am looking forward to a fun time and hopefully working with Bobby (Hamilton) Jr. we can bring it home one, two. It's going to be fun and I will get a little more track time to help me with my Cup car.
"This is also the last race for Winston. It's like the end of an era with them. RJ Reynolds has been good to everyone and they will be missed. Thanks Winston for a great run."
VIEW FROM THE PIT BOX WITH CREW CHIEF TODD PARROTT:
"The test will help us figure out what we need for Sunday. We want a solid finish, maybe jump a few spots in the points, and take that momentum forward to next year."
VIEW FROM THE SPOTTER STAND WITH BRETT GRIFFIN:
"I'm looking forward to spotting the race at Homestead this weekend. I'll be spending plenty of time on the roof since Elliott is running a Busch and Cup car so come Sunday I should be ready to go. I've played the new Homestead track on the X-box so I'm really looking forward to seeing it in person. It should be fast with a lot of grip and hopefully the progressive banking will make it a multi-groove racing surface from the get-go."
DOUBLE DUTY...Elliott Sadler will attempt to make the Busch Series race in the No. 35 Team Rensi Ford. Sadler, driver of the Robert Yates Racing No. 38 Ford Taurus in the Winston Cup Series, has made 94 career Busch Series starts and recorded five victories. Sadler will be making his first Busch Series start since November 4, 2000 at Phoenix International Raceway. Sadler will team with Team Rensi driver Bobby Hamilton Jr., as he continues his quest for the 2003 NASCAR Busch Series Championship.
SADLER CAN MOVE UP..Elliott Sadler can finish as high as 21st in the point standings with a good finish this weekend. He is only 26 points out of 22nd position and 58 out of 21st.