BUSCH: Talladega: Hermie Sadler race notes

Sadler Finishes A Disappointing 30th At Talladega Talladega, Alabama - - Hermie Sadler finished a disappointing 30th in a breathtaking Aaron's 312 last Saturday from Talladega Superspeedway. 45 Busch Series machines eyed for 43 starting ...

Sadler Finishes A Disappointing 30th At Talladega

Talladega, Alabama - - Hermie Sadler finished a disappointing 30th in a breathtaking Aaron's 312 last Saturday from Talladega Superspeedway.

45 Busch Series machines eyed for 43 starting positions Thursday at the 2.666 mile-Superspeedway. Sadler flying The Zapf Creation colors navigated his Pontiac Grand Prix around the facility in 53.210 seconds equaling a speed of 179.966 MPH. The lap gained Sadler the 28th starting position for the event.

The field took the green flag shortly after 2:00pm EST with the 43-car field all in toe. Many of the team's objective was to stay as close to the front as possible, trying to avoid the dreaded "Big One."

Sadler, who turned 35 on April 24th maintained a comfortable top-30 position in the draft through much of the first section of the event, however a miscue near halfway cost the SCORE Motorsports team dearly, as the No. 02 Pontiac ran out of fuel on the backstretch, dissolving any chance of a good finish.

The Zapf Creation machine was able to return to the pit road, where the team added fuel and tires, sending a dejected Emporia, Virginia native back onto the track.

Throughout the remaining of the race, Sadler kept his nose clean, stayed out of trouble, avoided the "Big One" and crossed the line 30th, completing 113 of a possible 117 markers.

Hermie Sadler slipped one position in the run for the 2004 NASCAR Busch Series championship from 25th to 26th, 503 points out of the top spot.

The team will redeem themselves and prepare for a doubleheader this weekend from California Speedway. Sadler, will pilot his No. 02 The FanZCar on Saturday in the 1-800-PIT-STOP.com 300, while maneuvering the No. 02 SCORE Motorsports Chevrolet on Sunday in the Auto Club 500.

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Hermie Sadler