Kansas: Elliott Sadler preview

Elliott Sadler and Wizard Of Oz Pedigree Car Seeking Kansas City Win Pedigree® Brand Team Looking To Make Kansas Win Number Three Elliott Sadler and the M&M'S® Team lost some ground with the wild finish at Talladega last weekend but are...

Elliott Sadler and Wizard Of Oz Pedigree Car Seeking Kansas City Win
Pedigree® Brand Team Looking To Make Kansas Win Number Three

Elliott Sadler and the M&M'S® Team lost some ground with the wild finish at Talladega last weekend but are looking for redemption at Kansas Speedway this weekend. Sadler has been running at the finish for 34 consecutive races, the longest active streak. He was involved in an accident on the final lap at Talladega crossing the finish line in the air, but finished the race nonetheless. Sadler has not posted a top-15 finish at Kansas in three races at the 1.5-mile track. Prior to 2004, however, he faced the same scenario heading to Texas and California where he scored wins this year.

QUOTING M&M'S® DRIVER ELLIOTT SADLER: "We are taking our California car to Kansas City. This M&M'S® Ford has performed really well on the 1.5-mile tracks this season and Kansas should be no different. We can have a good points day there and then expect the same at Charlotte. We've had to overcome a lot the last couple of weeks and we've still managed to salvage decent finishes. If we can go into Kansas this weekend and not have any bad luck I think we will be a contender for a win. We're taking one of my favorite race cars and our 1.5-mile program has been very strong this year. In order for us to get back in the championship chase we need to win some races. That's what we're aiming for this weekend. We aren't worried about points - we want to go out and win the race."

QUOTING M&M'S® CREW CHIEF TODD PARROTT: "Talladega could have been a lot worse. This team changed batteries twice, cooled down an overheating problem and made sheet metal repairs without missing a beat. We were 11th when we wrecked at the checkered flag. To wind up 22nd after flipping upside down is just amazing to me. Kansas City should be a great race for us. I believe this team can pull off a win and we're going there with that in mind. The car we won California with just handles these type of tracks so well right out of the truck that we end up making only tiny adjustments on it each track we take it to and going from there."

QUOTING M&M'S® SPOTTER BRETT GRIFFIN: "I can't wait to get to Kansas. Talladega was crazy and one of the hardest races I've ever had to spot. We're taking a good car for this weekend and that's always a lot of fun to see from the roof. It's a lot easier to clear Elliott when he's passing cars than it is to be in traffic all day. The main think I'll focus on is keeping him out of trouble, the M&M'S guys are going to give him something he can drive and the rest is up to him."

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Elliott Sadler