BUSCH: Richmond: Elliott Sadler preview

ELLIOTT SADLER RICHMOND NOTES- Elliott Sadler returns to the No. 90 CitiFinancial Ford this weekend looking to one-up his second-place finish at Richmond International Raceway last Spring. The Emporia, Va. native, will be making his 13th NASCAR ...

ELLIOTT SADLER RICHMOND NOTES- Elliott Sadler returns to the No. 90 CitiFinancial Ford this weekend looking to one-up his second-place finish at Richmond International Raceway last Spring. The Emporia, Va. native, will be making his 13th NASCAR Busch Series start at the .750-mile raceway. Last year, Sadler led 34 laps and finished just 0.144 seconds behind the leader.

SADLER'S THOUGHTS ON RICHMOND- "Everybody knows the story. I came here to watch races as a kid. I just want to go to victory lane here one time. I'd rather win here then anywhere. We got so close to it last year and just couldn't make it back to the checkers. This was one of the deals I made with Robert (Yates) to let me run both races at Richmond so I can try and get the CitiFinancial Ford in Victory Lane."

SADLER'S THOUGHTS ON LAST YEARS SECOND-PLACE FINISH WITH CARL EDWARDS- "We've kind of swept that under the rug a little bit, but it's still in the back of my head a little bit. If that happened again, especially here at Richmond, I think I might act a little differently.

LAST WEEKEND- Stephen Leicht, driver of the No. 90 CitiFinancial Ford was in position to post a career-best weekend at Talladega Superspeedway, but a flat tire on lap 91 of the 117-lap event would relegate Leicht to the 31st position.

CHASSIS INFORMATION- The CitiFinancial team is taking chassis No.B6 to Richmond. This is the same car that the No.90 team tested at Richmond a few weeks ago. Chassis No. 6 also raced at Phoenix this year (started 38th, finished 32nd) and last season at Phoenix (started sixth, finished second), Richmond (started 22, finished second) and New Hampshire (started third, finished fourth).

APPEARANCES- Stephen Leicht and Matt McCall will be signing autographs on Thursday, May 4 from 5:30-6:30 pm at the CitiFinancial Branch located at 6131 Harborside Ctr Loop, Midlothian, Va.

-CitiFinancial Racing

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Elliott Sadler , Stephen Leicht , Matt McCall