Sadler prepared for Pocono "Last week wasn't what we hoped for. We went back to the shop and regrouped. There is still a lot more racing left in this season. Now isn't any kind of time to give up." --Elliott Sadler. VIEW FROM THE DRIVER'S SEAT...
Sadler prepared for Pocono
"Last week wasn't what we hoped for. We went back to the shop and regrouped. There is still a lot more racing left in this season. Now isn't any kind of time to give up." --Elliott Sadler.
VIEW FROM THE DRIVER'S SEAT WITH ELLIOTT SADLER:
"Pocono has three very distinct corners. You really need to get the handle on all of them but turn three is probably the most important. If you can get off of that corner then you'll haul butt down the front straightaway and that's an easy way to make up some time. We did really well last month at Pocono. It was one of our best runs so far this year. RYR is known for bringing a lot of horsepower to the track every weekend and at places like Pocono and Michigan that tends to show up. I really think this weekend will be my best opportunity for a good run at Pocono since I've been racing there."
"It's very important to qualify well at Pocono. Good tack position is always the key to missing wrecks. If the spin is behind you then you don't have to worry about it. The first ten laps of each restart is usually crazy but if you have a good car you can certainly work your way to the front there. It's not like a Bristol where if you start in the back you're going to be lapped in 30 laps. Pocono is huge so you have time to work your way to the front."
SPOTTER BRETT GRIFFIN'S VIEW FROM ABOVE THE TRACK:
"Pocono has the hardest turn in all of racing for spotters. Turn one is a long ways from where we stand and with the car's going away from us our depth perception is horrible for that corner. I remind Elliott before the start of every race that I'll let him know if another driver is looking inside but he needs to check his side mirror because my vantage point is bad. With the exception of turn one, Pocono is a fairly uneventful track with the exception of the start of the race and re-starts."
M&M'S RACING BITS AND PIECES--
APPEARANCES--Elliott Sadler -July 30th 4-6pm -Kroger Store #945 7855 Tylersville Road West Chester, OH 45069
M&M'S 2nd Annual KEN SCHRADER'S NIGHT OF STARS-- July 30th - Featuring Ken Schrader, Kyle Petty, Tony Stewart, Kevin Harvick, Jason Keller, Kenny Wallace, and Rick Crawford at I-55 Raceway in Pevely, MO at 7:30pm.
The 10-lap shootout between Kenny and the gang is scheduled for 7:30 p.m., with gates opening at 3pm. Tickets are $25 for reserved seating and $20 for general admission and available by calling (636) 479-3219. There will be a 2 hour autograph session inside the I-55 gates prior to the main event. For more details please call (636) 479-3219 and for further and up to date information log on to: www.i55raceway.com or www.schraderracing.com.