Richard Childress Racing
April 28, 2012
Elliott Sadler Earns Sixth-Place Finish Under Lights at Richmond International Raceway
"Richmond International Raceway is always a special place to race for me, and I wish that we could have had a better finish, but we will take sixth. On the last run, I used up my stuff at the beginning of the run, and we just got loose."
Start – 7
Finish – 6
Laps Led – 0
Points – 1
Elliott Sadler and the No. 2 OneMain Financial team notched a sixth-place result Friday night under the lights at Richmond International Raceway. After qualifying seventh for the Virginia 529 College Savings 250 in front of his hometown crowd, the Emporia, Va., native took the green flag and worked his way into the top 10 for much of the race. While running in the third position as the event reached the halfway mark, Sadler brought the No. 2 Chevrolet to pit road to the attention of the OneMain Financial team under caution for four tires, fuel and a chassis adjustment to help with the forward bite of the Chevrolet. The quick stop allowed the team restart in the fourth position as Sadler pushed toward the front to chase down the leaders. With approximately 50 laps remaining, crew chief Luke Lambert directed the No. 2 Chevrolet team to make a scheduled green-flag pit stop for four tires and fuel. Sadler moved into fourth, but faced an increasingly loose condition. Sadler battled around the 0.75-mile track for the final laps to cross the finish line in the sixth position, marking the team’s sixth top-10 finish of the 2012 season.
ELLIOTT SADLER QUOTE:
“Tonight was a good effort by the No. 2 OneMain Financial crew. Richmond International Raceway is always a special place to race for me, and I wish that we could have had a better finish, but we will take sixth. On the last run, I used up my stuff at the beginning of the run, and we just got loose. We will regroup and head to Talladega Superspeedway next weekend.”