Sadler: Momentum Going Into Charlotte Is Key

Elliott Sadler
• Elliott Sadler sits fifth in the NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoff standings with two events before the cutoff for the Round of 8. Currently, the Virginia native is 39 points outside of the lead and 16 points above the cutline.

• This season on tracks measuring 2 miles in length or more, Sadler has claimed two runner-up finishes (both Daytona events), seven top-six finishes and 63 laps led.

• In the three road-course events earlier this summer, the veteran driver earned an average finish of 7.7 with a best result of fifth at Road America.

• On Charlotte’s traditional 1.5-mile oval, Sadler has six top five and 11 top-10 finishes in 23 NXS starts.

“Fortunately, we had a solid day at my home track last Friday night to kick off the playoffs. There is a lot on the line this weekend and a lot of unknowns with the ROVAL, so the momentum we have heading into this race is going to be key. I’ve tried to prep myself as much as I can, talking to Jimmie Johnson who tested the ROVAL earlier this summer. Hopefully, we are able to have good practice sessions on Thursday and Friday and get a good idea of the handling we’ll need. It would be awesome to drive my OneMain Financial Chevrolet into Victory Lane for the inaugural (NXS) ROVAL race.”


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