ELLIOTT SADLER HOMESTEAD MOTORSPORTS COMPLEX NASCAR BUSCH SERIES NOTES Elliott Sadler, driver of the No. 66 Phillips 66/Trop Arctic Chevrolet Monte Carlo, will return to the track at where he scored his first career top-five finish in the...
ELLIOTT SADLER HOMESTEAD MOTORSPORTS COMPLEX NASCAR BUSCH SERIES NOTES
Elliott Sadler, driver of the No. 66 Phillips 66/Trop Arctic Chevrolet Monte Carlo, will return to the track at where he scored his first career top-five finish in the NASCAR Busch Series. That was the first of 12 top-five finishes Sadler has posted in his two-and-a-half years in Busch Series competition. The upcoming Jiffy Lube 300 will mark Sadler's third start at Homestead and his final start as a regular in the NASCAR Busch Series. Sadler said the Phillips 66 Performance Team is pulling out all stops to end the season on a high note by getting back to victory lane.
"I think when we won at Rockingham two weeks ago that just made us want more wins," Sadler said. "We had a good car last weekend in Atlanta and just got into trouble. We really want to go to Homestead and win since it is our last race together. We're going to try everything possible to get back to victory lane."
As the NASCAR Busch Series prepares for its season finale, there are some pretty tight battles taking place in the points race. Sadler and the Phillips 66 Performance Team are currently fifth in the driver points battle, just 30 points away from fourth. Sadler said that it is tight battles such as this one that will make the Jiffy Lube 300 a race no one will want to miss.
"We have always run pretty good at Homestead," Sadler said. "I think it's going to be a real competitive race because there are a lot of drivers jockeying for position in the top 10 in points. There will be a lot of teams pulling out all the stops. We can get to fourth in the points and that's what our goal is this weekend."
The car Sadler will compete with this weekend is the same car he raced at Homestead the last two years. In its two starts at the 1.5-mile oval, the Phillips 66 Chevrolet has started from the sixth position twice and finished fifth and 15th.
"It's a really fast race car we're taking to Homestead this weekend," Sadler said. "We've always run in the top 10 at Homestead with it. We didn't finish in the top 10 last year because of some trouble we got into early in the race, but the car was real good. I'm looking forward to racing it this weekend."