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Elliott Sadler
Elliott Sadler

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HEADING HOME: This Friday, Elliott Sadler and the No. 2 OneMain Financial team head to Richmond (Va.) International Raceway, the stop on the circuit that Sadler considers his "home track." Located only 45 minutes from his home in Emporia, Virginia, Sadler has more NASCAR Nationwide Series starts at Richmond than any other track on the NNS circuit. In his 15 races at RIR, Sadler has earned one top-five and three top-10 finishes. Sadler has also led 58 laps at the 0.75-mile d-shaped oval and has completed 97.0% of laps attempted at the track.

CHASSIS HISTORY: The No. 2 OneMain Financial team will utilize chassis No. 068 this weekend at Richmond International Raceway. This is the same chassis that Sadler raced to a 12th-place finish at Phoenix International Raceway in February.

THOUGHTS FROM THE DRIVER: Elliott Sadler

How do you feel going to your home track of Richmond International Raceway?

"It's always great going back home to Richmond. My dad and I have been going there for years and years, not only when I was racing, but watching my uncle race and watching my brother race. I was there the day that it went from a half-mile racetrack to a three quarter-mile racetrack. It's only 45 minutes from my house in Emporia, so it's very special place for me being that it's home."

What would it mean to take the checkered flag at Richmond?

"It's a place where I reached out to my crew chief Ernie Cope and said 'Man, it's really important to go there and run good and be competitive.' To get a trophy at Richmond to me is just as important as winning a race at Daytona or Indy or Charlotte. It's definitely one track on the list that I'd like to conquer before my career is over."

-source: khi

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Elliott Sadler
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