Texas: Elliott Sadler preview

"M&M's" Team prepared to tackle Texas. "Sometimes it's better to be lucky than good, last weekend we were somewhere in between."     -Elliott Sadler on a tough weekend at Bristol... VIEW FROM THE DRIVER'S SEAT WITH...

"M&M's" Team prepared to tackle Texas.

"Sometimes it's better to be lucky than good, last weekend we were somewhere in between."
    -Elliott Sadler on a tough weekend at Bristol...

VIEW FROM THE DRIVER'S SEAT WITH ELLIOTT SADLER:

"I love racing at Texas. It's big, and fast. The track is slick and I think the team can bounce back from last week's disappointing run at Bristol. Last year I was on the pole for almost the entire qualifying day and Bill Elliott beat me right there at the end. I'm pretty confident that we will have a good car in Texas because we ran good in Atlanta. Hopefully it will be our weekend -- we have been close plenty of times this year so I hope we can close the deal."

VIEW FROM THE PIT BOX FROM CREW CHIEF RAYMOND FOX III:

"I hope that we can run good everywhere. The 88 tested at Texas last week and Elliott has qualified well there in the past. I think we might have a little work to do when we get there but we are hoping for a great run."

VIEW FROM ABOVE THE TRACK FROM SPOTTER BRETT GRIFFIN:

"Texas has always been one of Elliott's favorite tracks but for me it's very different. We typically spot from a suite at Texas -- it's an environment spotters aren't very familiar with. Everywhere else we are used to the roar of the motors but at Texas, it's very quiet in the suite. It can be distracting to hear all of the other spotters talking. When we are outside the motors drown out everyone else. Also, it's important for the "M&M's"® team to qualify well because the spotters pick positions based on qualifying order. It would be nice to have a front row seat in the suite for the race."

"M&M's"® RACING BITS AND PIECES...

NOTABLES...

- Elliott Sadler will make his 150th NASCAR Winston Cup Series start at Martinsville Speedway on April 13th.

- Raymond Fox Sr., the grandfather of crew chief Raymond Fox III, will be inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame next weekend in Talladega.

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APPEARANCES...
- Texas: Friday, March 28th -SpeedZone on Friday, March 28 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. Elliott will be signing autographs and racing against the fans on the Slick Trax. Autograph vouchers will be distributed starting at 5:00 PM on March 28. Fans can come by SpeedZone from March 14-March 23 to register for a chance to race. SpeedZone is located at I-35 and Walnut Hill in Dallas. Call 972-247-RACE or go to www.speedzone.com for more information.

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Bill Elliott , Elliott Sadler