Texas II: Elliott Sadler preview

ELLIOTT SADLER QUOTES "We've managed to get the No. 19 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge Charger competitive at some point during the race the last few weeks, but it has come after we've already gotten ourselves in a hole. We got things sorted out at ...

ELLIOTT SADLER QUOTES

"We've managed to get the No. 19 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge Charger competitive at some point during the race the last few weeks, but it has come after we've already gotten ourselves in a hole. We got things sorted out at Atlanta, but we couldn't recover from the hole we got in early. That will be our mission this weekend. We want to get the car dialed in during practice so we can focus on adjustments to keep up with the changing track conditions during the race. Texas has been a good track for me. We just need to put it together this weekend and get back on track with this Dodge Charger. We're still focused. We just need to get it done."

STATS & FACTS

* Sadler has a win at the Texas Motor Speedway. It came in the 2004 Samsung/Radio Shack 500. He led 48 laps on the way to victory over Kasey Kahne who is now his teammate at Evernham Motorsports.

* Sadler has three top-10 finishes and six top-15 starts at the Texas Motor Speedway.

* Ray Evernham announced in August that Sadler had been selected to drive the No. 19 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge Charger. Sadler's first start in the No. 19 Dodge came at Michigan where he qualified second and finished 10th.

* Sadler's best finish in the No. 19 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge Charger came at New Hampshire when he finished sixth. He has two top-10 finishes in the No. 19 Dodge Charger. The Evernham Motorsports entry is currently 33rd in NASCAR's owner point standings.

* Sadler is 23rd in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup point standings, 56 points out of 20th.

-credit: em

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Kasey Kahne , Ray Evernham , Elliott Sadler