Sadler ready to roll in Kansas

Sadler ready to roll in Kansas

It's a trip that Elliot Sadler would like to forget. After a wild ride in a spectacular crash on lap 181 of the EA Sports 500 last Sunday at Talladega, Sadler is medically cleared and mentally ready to get back in the car this weekend at ...

It's a trip that Elliot Sadler would like to forget.

After a wild ride in a spectacular crash on lap 181 of the EA Sports 500 last Sunday at Talladega, Sadler is medically cleared and mentally ready to get back in the car this weekend at Kansas.

Elliott Sadler.
Photo by Autostock.
"I was glad to get back in the race car," Sadler said. "They say when you get thrown off (you need to) get right back on."

Sadler cut down into Kurt Busch on the backstretch with seven laps left in the race. His #38 M&M's Ford flipped several times before coming to rest on its tires in the grass. Sadler immediately removed the steering wheel and walked to the ambulance. He was back in the car for a testing session at Kentucky on Tuesday.

"I didn't feel out of the ordinary at all," Sadler said. "I guess all of the safety equipment that NASCAR makes did its job. I felt normal Monday morning."

Sadler was back in the Winston Cup garage on Friday at Kansas Speedway and qualified 10th for Sunday's Banquet 400 (12:30 p.m. ET on NBC).

"I had calls from a lot of different drivers, pit crew members, family and friends all week. It was pretty cool coming to the garage.

"I'm ready to do some racing."

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Kurt Busch , Elliott Sadler