"What does it feel like racing at Talladega? It's like getting in a three lane highway, setting your cruise control on 60 and trying to get to the front. It's a chess game and I really, really cannot wait to see that checkered flag because it's...
"What does it feel like racing at Talladega? It's like getting in a
three lane highway, setting your cruise control on 60 and trying to get
to the front. It's a chess game and I really, really cannot wait to see
that checkered flag because it's hard to tell 43 human beings to be
perfect for three hours and not make any mistakes."
--Elliott Sadler on Talladega
ELLIOTT SADLER'S VIEW FROM THE DRIVER'S SEAT:
"We are really happy with our speedway program so far this year and really looking forward to going to Talladega again. We started and finished third in April and are taking the same car. With Todd on board we really think we have stepped things up a notch and can get the job done. Those 'bowties" have really ruled restrictor plate tracks -- actually Dale Earnhardt Inc., cars have really ruled the plate tracks, but this weekend I think our M&M'S Ford can get it done. Dale Jr. is going to be hard to beat -- he is a great drafter and he uses the air so well. He and Michael Waltrip work so well together and have really raised the bar on restrictor-plate racing.
"We are not using the roof hatches for Talladega this week. I am a pretty tall guy to race a car -- the hatches are going to be very well welcomed in our sport. Once again, a great innovation in NASCAR Winston Cup Racing.
"I also think it's really cool that Dale Jarrett's son Jason Jarrett is going to drive a Robert Yates Racing Ford. Jason has been doing a great job in the ARCA series and I for one am looking forward to racing with him."
CREW CHIEF TODD PARROTT'S VIEW FROM THE PIT BOX:
"You have to have a good car, and a good strong engine. Robert and Doug Yates have always focused on their restrictor-plate program. We have worked on the same car he finished third with and we hope to have a solid finish. The rules change will make things a lot more interesting at Talladega, but this M&M'S team has a lot of momentum right now and I think we should walk away with a good one."