Sadler Looks For First Watkins Glen Victory
Elliott Sadler – Watkins Glen International Advance
Team: No. 1 OneMain Financial Ford Mustang
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Sadler at Watkins Glen International
Elliott Sadler will make his seventh NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) start at Watkins Glen International this Saturday afternoon in Watkins Glen, NY. In Sadler’s previous six starts, he’s recorded one top-five and three top-10 finishes at the Glen.
The veteran driver from Emporia, Va. also has 12 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) starts at the Glen with one top-five finish.
Previous NASCAR XFINITY Series Race
Sadler finished eighth this past Saturday during the NXS race at Iowa Speedway. Sadler qualified 15th on Saturday afternoon and took the green flag at 8:00pm ET. Sadler started out with an extremely tight race car, which then changed to an extremely loose handling car after the first pit stop. Besides the handling issues, Sadler also experienced a speeding penalty on pit road during his first pit stop. Sadler and his crew were able to make the needed adjustments in the second half of the race and Sadler battled his way through the field for another top-10 finish.
2015 NASCAR XFINITY Series Driver Point Standings
Following the NXS race at Iowa Speedway, Sadler remains in fifth-place, in the NXS Driver Point Standings. After 19 races, Sadler is now 52 points behind the leader.
Dash 4 Cash Eligible
With Sadler’s fifth-place finish at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, he is now eligible for the third round of the Dash 4 Cash program. If Sadler beats, Regan Smith, Ryan Blaney and Daniel Suarez at Bristol Motor Speedway on Aug 21st, Sadler will win $100,000.
TV coverage for Saturday’s NXS race at Watkins Glen International will be on NBCSN at 3:00PM ET.
OneMain Financial Show Car
Sadler’s No. 1 OneMain Financial Ford Mustang will be in the following New York cities this week; Webster, Oswego, Auburn and Johnson City. For exact locations and times, visit www.OneMainRacing.com.
“This weekend marks the first of three upcoming road course races on the NASCAR XFINITY Series schedule. I actually really enjoy racing on road courses, because it gives me a break from the typical oval racing. Plus, road course races allow drivers to shine on a different type of racing platform. Our cars are completely different, our race strategies are different and we pit completely different. I know it sounds simple, but it’s imperative to stay on the track if you want to have any chance of winning. The smallest mistake can put you in the back of the field and passing on a road course can be quite challenging. I’m ready to head north this weekend and hopefully I can drive my No. 1 OneMain Financial Ford Mustang into victory lane.”