The Phillips 66 Performance Racing Team will be on the hunt for a win in the Autolite Platinum 250 this weekend at Richmond International Raceway. Drivers consider a win at Daytona International Speedway a career highlight, but Elliott Sadler...
The Phillips 66 Performance Racing Team will be on the hunt for a win in the Autolite Platinum 250 this weekend at Richmond International Raceway. Drivers consider a win at Daytona International Speedway a career highlight, but Elliott Sadler says a career highlight for him would be a win at Richmond's one-mile oval. It will be Sadler's seventh start at Richmond and he's hoping seven will be the lucky number for No. 66.
"We have never been able to put together a good finish at Richmond," Sadler said. "For us, a win at Richmond would be like a win at Daytona. Richmond is so close to home. A lot of friends and family are always watching us when we race at Richmond. When I was a little kid racing go-karts, Richmond was always one of those tracks where I dreamed of winning a NASCAR race. If we could go there and win under the lights at Richmond, it would be just awesome."
The No. 66 Phillips 66/Trop Artic Chevrolet Monte Carlo will sport a new paint scheme under the lights at Richmond International Raceway this weekend. Instead of the familiar black, it will be a metallic gold car that bears the Phillips 66 shield. Richmond is the first of four races at which the Phillips 66 Performance Racing Team will field a gold car. Charlotte, Atlanta and Homestead round out the four race schedule for the Phillips 66/Trop Artic gold car. Sadler is hoping that the new paint scheme will make the night golden for the Phillips 66 Performance Racing Team.
"I'm real excited about running the gold car this weekend," Sadler said. "Phillips 66 decided they wanted to try something different and we chose Richmond because it is a track in my home state of Virginia and because it's a night race. Maybe the gold will bring us luck and carry us to victory lane."