Loudon II: Elliott Sadler preview

Elliott Sadler on New Hampshire Motor Speedway: "It's all about track position at Loudon. It's such a tight track and passing is really difficult so if you can get yourself out front, you'd better do everything you can to keep yourself there....

Elliott Sadler on New Hampshire Motor Speedway: "It's all about track position at Loudon. It's such a tight track and passing is really difficult so if you can get yourself out front, you'd better do everything you can to keep yourself there. Brakes can be an issue too, since you're pretty hard on the brakes at that place. It's a fun track to race on and I think everyone enjoys going there, but make no mistake, it's not an easy track to figure out by any stretch of the imagination. You've got to be patient and always be ready to make your move to get by the guy in front of you. You don't have many good opportunities so you need to make sure each one of them count."

Crew Chief Todd Parrott's Thoughts on New Hampshire Motor Speedway: "Track position is very important in New Hampshire. You have to have a car that is good and snug on entry. You usually get loose into one or Turn three mainly because you go over that bump in the middle of Turn three. And you have to have a car that rolls the center well and has good drive off the corner. It'll be a lot like last week at Richmond and hopefully we're working on some stuff to have a little better drive off the corner than we did there."

Chassis History: The No. 19 RPM team has prepared chassis No. 576 for this weekend's event. This is the first time this season the Stanley Racing team will utilize this particular chassis.

Notes: The No. 19 team will have a very special guest with them this weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Gen. Douglas M. Fraser , Commander, U.S. Southern Command, Miami, Fla. USSOUTHCOM will be on hand to cheer on Sadler and the Air Force team. Gen. Fraser is responsible for all Department of Defense security cooperation in the 45 nations and territories of Central and South America and the Caribbean Sea, an area of 16 million square miles.

No. 19 hauler driver Johnathon Tucker, along with his three fellow Richard Petty Motorsports transport drivers will make a special stop this Thursday morning on their way to New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The four haulers will visit the Budweiser Distributor in Manchester, Conn, which, on August 3, was the location of a tragic shooting spree that left none people dead and two more wounded. The hauler drivers will park their rigs and visit with Hartford Distributor employees from 8-10 a.m. ET before heading to Loudon, N.H. later that day.

-source: rpm

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Richard Petty , Elliott Sadler
Teams Richard Petty Motorsports