Loudon: Elliott Sadler preview

STATESVILLE, N.C. -- No. 19 Best Buy Dodge driver Elliott Sadler owns five top-10 finishes at New Hampshire Motor Speedway including a fifth-place finish in this race last season. The 34-year-old Emporia, Va. native hopes this weekend's trip to...

STATESVILLE, N.C. -- No. 19 Best Buy Dodge driver Elliott Sadler owns five top-10 finishes at New Hampshire Motor Speedway including a fifth-place finish in this race last season. The 34-year-old Emporia, Va. native hopes this weekend's trip to New England's flat one-mile oval delivers similar results. Sadler enters Sunday's race coming off a 10th-place finish at Infineon in a race that saw him fall two laps down before charging back to the front. Three Richard Petty Motorsports cars logged top 10 finishes last week at Infineon.

RICHARD PETTY MOTORSPORTS-- "I was very happy how we ran and how our team ran last weekend. That gives you a ton of momentum for this weekend. Our people at this team and working a lot of hours and sacrificing a lot to make this organization succeed and those efforts are showing on the track. I'm pumped up about where we are going. Kasey winning was great and the way AJ and I were able to come back from problems was really cool as well. Never giving up pays off. I hope we give The King a few more trips to victory lane this season."

NEW HAMPSHIRE-- "I think all of us enjoy going to New Hampshire. It's different. It's in a part of the country we don't get to too very often. I have a busy week with appearances up there, but when I do get some free time I plan to get some lobster and enjoy the nice cool weather."

TWITTER- "I'm really starting to get into it. It's amazing the responses I have. And seriously, I find myself checking it more and more each day. It's fascinating. It's amazing how connected this whole world is getting."

* Chassis No. 278 will serve as the primary car at NHS. Sadler raced this car in the All-Star race and plans to race it in Indianapolis.

* Sadler led 24 laps in the season-opening Daytona 500

* Sadler has led five races this season for 33 laps and has moved from 28th to 23rd in driver points since Charlotte.

* He finished 12th at Michigan and 10th at Infineon in the last two races.

-credit: rpm

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Richard Petty , Elliott Sadler