Sadler fastest in Vegas final practice

Elliott Sadler and the No. 38 Robert Yates Racing Ford team posted the quickest lap during final practice for the Nextel Cup series. Sadler's lap of 169.598 mph was 0.053 seconds quicker than pole-sitter Kasey Kahne's practice speed of 169.316 ...

Elliott Sadler and the No. 38 Robert Yates Racing Ford team posted the quickest lap during final practice for the Nextel Cup series. Sadler's lap of 169.598 mph was 0.053 seconds quicker than pole-sitter Kasey Kahne's practice speed of 169.316 mph.

Ryan Newman was third quick with a lap of 169.279 mph. Rusty Wallace and Dale Jarrett complete the top five fastest racers.

Jeff Gordon's weekend keeps spiraling into the abyss. He scraped the wall during his qualifying run Friday, and Saturday he blew an engine during the morning practice session. He posted only the 33rd fastest time. For the former Vegas winner it is turning out to be a frustrating and disappointing weekend in the desert.

The Evernham Dodge's of Jeremy Mayfield and Bill Elliott which looked so strong yesterday in practice and qualifying weren't lighting up the charts this morning. Elliott was only 21st, and Mayfield 28th.

Las Vegas natives didn't fare so well either during the last practice session before Sunday's race. Kurt Busch was 15th, Brendan Gaughan 22nd and Kyle Busch 27th.

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Bill Elliott , Jeff Gordon , Dale Jarrett , Jeremy Mayfield , Rusty Wallace , Kurt Busch , Ryan Newman , Kasey Kahne , Brendan Gaughan , Robert Yates , Elliott Sadler , Kyle Busch
Teams Yates Racing