STATESVILLE, N.C. -- Elliott Sadler, driver of the No. 19 Stanley car for Richard Petty Motorsports, is providing a helping hand to assist a Habitat for Humanity home build for a Birmingham, Ala. family before heading to Talladega Superspeedway...
STATESVILLE, N.C. -- Elliott Sadler, driver of the No. 19 Stanley car for Richard Petty Motorsports, is providing a helping hand to assist a Habitat for Humanity home build for a Birmingham, Ala. family before heading to Talladega Superspeedway for the Nov. 1 Sprint Cup Series race weekend. The Habitat for Humanity build is taking place Thursday, Oct. 29 from 1-3 p.m. at 4900 Michigan Ave., Birmingham, Ala. Sadler is encouraging race fans interesting in lending a hand to stop by. Sadler, a 34-year old native of Emporia, Va., is showing his support on behalf of sponsor Stanley and partner Do It Best.
ON HABITAT FOR HUMANITY BUILD: "I'm excited for the chance to help build a family a place to call home. Habitat for Humanity does great work all over the country and it's for such a great cause. I've been able to help on a couple of builds over the last couple years and it's something that I really enjoy. I'm lucky to have Stanley as a sponsor - each year they go out of their way to support a lot of great causes.
ON HALLOWEEN AT TALLADEGA: "Talladega is scary enough for me without Halloween!"
(laughs). Most drivers will tell you that Talladega is a wild card racetrack - you just never know what's going to happen or what to expect - and on-track this should be no different. But, this should add a whole new dimension to the nightlife in the infield. I'm really looking forward to Halloween at Talladega. The infield at Talladega is always crazy and a lot of fun, but I think it's going to take on a life of it's own this year with the activities around the track and everyone dressing up in their favorite costumes. I'm excited to show off my costume!"
* In 2009, Sadler has the sixth most points (405) of all Sprint Cup Series drivers on restrictor plate tracks.
* In the three restrictor plate races of 2009, Sadler has led 27 laps, has one top-five (Daytona-1)and two top-10s.
* In 20 career starts at Talladega, Sadler has won three poles (last 2006-1) and recorded five top-five and seven top-10 starts.
* Sadler has led 108 laps in his career at Talladega and led at least one lap in his last 13 starts at the 2.66-mile oval.
* In 2009, Sadler has led 37 laps in eight races for a total of 40 bonus points. In 2008, Sadler led five races for a total of 21 laps.
* Sadler's No. 19 Dodge always features two ribbons next to his name above the driver's side door--a pink breast cancer awareness ribbon in honor of his mother and a puzzle piece autism ribbon in honor of his niece.