Pocono: Elliott Sadler preview

WELCOME BACK E: After a four-week hiatus, Elliott Sadler will get back behind the wheel of the No. 2 Grand Touring Vodka Chevrolet Silverado this weekend at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway. Sadler made his last Kevin Harvick Inc. (KHI) start at Michigan ...

WELCOME BACK E: After a four-week hiatus, Elliott Sadler will get back behind the wheel of the No. 2 Grand Touring Vodka Chevrolet Silverado this weekend at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway. Sadler made his last Kevin Harvick Inc. (KHI) start at Michigan International Speedway in June, recovering from a cut tire to finish ninth after a fifth-place qualifying effort.

HEADING FOR THE HILLS: The Truck Series will make its debut at Pocono Raceway this weekend when the series heads to Long Pond, Pa for the inaugural running of the Pocono Mountains 125. Although the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series has been racing at the track since 1974, it has never been a stop on the Truck Series tour.

GETTING AN EDGE: Although Sadler is a relative newcomer to the Truck Series, he will have an advantage going into the inaugural event at Pocono Raceway. Sadler has made 23 Cup Series starts at the 2.5-mile triangle and has made 4,464 laps at the track, 99.4 percent of all scheduled laps in races he has competed in.

TRICKY TRIANGLE TIME TRIALS: The Truck Series will employ a multi-truck qualifying format this weekend at the Tricky Triangle. Rather than qualifying individually, trucks will be sent out in approximately 30-second intervals, allowed to make two laps in what will be one continuous qualifying session.

THOUGHTS FROM THE DRIVER: Elliott Sadler

How do you feel about participating in the inaugural Truck Series event at Pocono Raceway?

"I'm really excited to go to Pocono, and I'm fortunate that I've had so much experience at the track. I've had some pretty solid runs at Pocono in the past. You have to be really good exiting the corners so you can be good from a momentum standpoint down the straightaways. Strategy is pretty different every race here. You never know what you're going to get. One race you can have long green-flag runs and then another time you'll have a bunch of yellow flags. This is going to be a pretty short race, being only 50 laps, so it could get interesting."

PREVIOUS RACE RECAP: In his first career start for KHI, 25-year-old Shelby Howard earned a top-15 finish at his home track in the No. 2 Foretravel Motorcoach Chevrolet Silverado, finishing 11th at O'Reilly Raceway Park (ORP).

CHASSIS HISTORY: The No. 2 team will utilize chassis No. 042 this weekend at Pocono Raceway. Chassis No. 042 was most recently raced at Texas Motor Speedway, where Ken Schrader brought it home to a fifth-place finish. No. 042 made its debut at Atlanta Motor Speedway in March, where Kevin Harvick led 100 out of 130 laps before driving the truck to Victory Lane.

-source: khi

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Ken Schrader , Kevin Harvick , Shelby Howard , Elliott Sadler