Richard Childress Racing
July 10, 2012
Elliott Sadler Event Preview: F.W. Webb 200
"This is definitely a track that I feel we will have a strong run."
Event Preview Fact Sheet
No. 2 OneMain Financial Chevrolet
F.W. Webb 200 - July 14, 2012
New Hampshire Motor Speedway - Loudon, N.H.
Race Notes and Quotes:
This Week's OneMain Financial Chevrolet at New Hampshire Motor Speedway... Elliott Sadler and the No. 2 OneMain Financial team will unload Chassis No. 110 from Richard Childress Racing's NASCAR Nationwide Series stable this weekend. This chassis was built new for competition in 2012 and utilized at Charlotte Motor Speedway in May with RCR teammate Joey Coulter where he brought home a seventh-place finish.
New England Racing... Sadler has competed at New Hampshire Motor Speedway eight times in his Nationwide Series career with one top-five finish and 21 laps led. He also brings experience from the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at the 1.058-mile track with 24 starts, one top-five and six top-10 finishes, as well as 41 laps led.
Last Time By ... Sadler competed at New Hampshire Motor Speedway last season in the Nationwide Series, bringing home a hard-fought 12th-place finish in a wild green-white-checkered finish.
Just The Stats ... According to NASCAR's 2012 Loop Data Season-to-Date statistics, Sadler leads the Nationwide Series in Quality Passes (777), Laps in the Top 15 (2696)and Percentage of Laps in the Top 15 (95.6). After 16 events in the Nationwide Series season, Sadler has earned two wins, two pole awards, six top-five and 12 top-10 finishes with 139 laps led.
To the Point ... Sadler leads the Nationwide Series driver championship point standings, leading by two points over RCR teammate Austin Dillon.
Race Rewind: Daytona ... Sadler and the No. 2 OneMain Financial team brought home a sixth-place finish last Friday night under the lights at Daytona International Speedway in an exciting 100-lap event. The Emporia, Va., native competed at the front and led 10 laps in the final superspeedway event of the Nationwide Series season. Several cars wrecked coming to the finish line, but Sadler was able to avoid the incident to finish in the sixth position.
Competing for the Dash 4 Cash ... Sadler is among four drivers qualified for this weekend's Nationwide Insurance Dash 4 Cash event at New Hampshire Motor Speedway after finishing as one of the top-four Nationwide Series regulars at Daytona International Speedway. Sadler joins Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Michael Annett and RCR teammate Austin Dillon in competing for the $100,000 bonus this weekend, with the highest finishing driver out of the four qualifiers claiming the cash. The winner this weekend at New Hampshire will automatically qualify for the next event at Chicagoland Speedway. The three-highest finishing drivers that receive Nationwide Series championship driver points at New Hampshire will also qualify for the Chicagoland bonus. Those same rules are in effect for the last two events at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Iowa Speedway. Nationwide Insurance will award an additional $600,000 to the prize if the same driver captures each Dash 4 Cash bonus and wins the final race at Iowa in August, bringing the total prize money to $1 million dollars. Last season, Sadler scored a Dash 4 Cash victory at Charlotte Motor Speedway, winning $100,000 for himself and $100,000 for a lucky fan, Joe Thornton. Fans have the opportunity to participate in the action as well by entering the Nationwide Series $100,000 Sweepstakes at www.nascar.com/dash4cash. Four lucky entrants will receive an all-expenses paid trip to the final D4C event at Iowa Speedway. The four fans will be randomly paired with the four eligible D4C drivers for that race, and the fan whose driver wins the D4C award also will go home with a check for $100,000.
Seeing Pink ... For the remainder of the season, Sadler will have a little more color to his outfit on race days. The Emporia, Va., native will sport pink driving shoes, showing support for Breast Cancer Awareness. Sadler's mother, Bell, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007 and is now a survivor. Fans have the opportunity to bid on his race-worn pink shoes and a VIP experience at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with proceeds benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure. For more information, visit www.sadlerfoundation.org.
ELLIOTT SADLER QUOTES:
What are your thoughts on New Hampshire Motor Speedway?
"I always like heading up to Loudon for the event at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. It has been a good track statistically for me, and it is all about track position there. It is one of those tracks that it is pretty hard to pass, which makes it even more important to be good on pit road. Pit strategy will definitely come into play here, but (crew chief) Luke Lambert and all the guys on the OneMain Financial team have a great plan into place for our set-up and race strategy. This is definitely a track that I feel we will have a strong run."