Elliott Sadler Truck Series Advance: Texas Motor Speedway

NUMBER 10: Elliott Sadler returns to the No. 2 this weekend for his Truck Series debut at Texas Motor Speedway. The race will be Sadler’s 10th-career start in the Truck Series, and his seventh in a Kevin Harvick Inc. (KHI) truck. In his nine previous Truck Series races, Sadler has one win, one pole (both achieved at Pocono Raceway earlier this season), two top-five finishes and three top-10 finishes. He has led a total of 104 laps in the Truck Series, all of which were led this season in a KHI truck.

GONE HUNTING: The No. 2 is going hunting for a win this weekend, sporting Realtree camouflage at Texas Motor Speedway. Realtree is the world’s leading camouflage designer, marketer, and licensor with over 2,000 licensees utilizing the Realtree camouflage brand. Additionally, Realtree is one of the nation’s leading contributors to conservation groups such as Ducks Unlimited, the National Wild Turkey Federation and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.

GUNS BLAZING: Sadler comes into this weekend with all the arsenal he needs to win the famed cowboy hat and guns awarded to Texas Motor Speedway winners. Although he has never started a Truck Series race at the track, he has 17 Cup Series and six Nationwide Series starts at Texas Motor Speedway. In those starts, Sadler has earned one Cup Series win (2004) and one Nationwide Series pole (1998) on the 1.5-mile quad-oval. In his 23 combined starts at the track, Sadler has racked up three top-five finishes and six top-10 finishes.

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THOUGHTS FROM THE DRIVER: Elliott Sadler

How do you feel going into this week’s race at Texas Motor Speedway?

“Texas is one of my favorite tracks on the schedule. I’ve won there before and it’s one of the fastest places we race all year. I’ve got a win under my belt in the truck, and of all the things I’ve accomplished in my career, knowing that I’ve won in all three series is something I’m very proud of. Hopefully we can get a win, a cowboy hat and that cool trophy from Texas this weekend.”

What have your Cup Series win and Nationwide Series pole at the track taught you about what it takes to be successful at Texas Motor Speedway?

“Obviously, at any mile and a half, horsepower is a big deal. But when you look at Texas, you’re in the corner for a long time so it’s important to have the truck turning well. We’ll focus on race trim during practice and get the No. 2 Realtree Chevrolet ready for a good weekend. Hunting season in Texas will be in and I’ve been bow hunting back in Virginia, so it’s really cool to represent the Realtree brand.”

PREVIOUS RACE RECAP: Last weekend at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway, Ken Schrader broke his streak of six top-10 finishes in the No. 2 truck after fender damage received in “the big one” ended his chances of earning a KHI victory in 2010. After leading his first lap in a KHI truck, heavy fender damage sustained in a multi-truck wreck on lap 93 brought Schrader down pit road for repairs before the green-white-checkered restart, affecting the truck’s aerodynamics and costing him track position. Schrader crossed the finish line 11th in the Moore’s Marinade Chevrolet Silverado, but was assessed a post-race penalty for passing before the restart and was ultimately scored in the 14th position.

CHASSIS HISTORY: The No. 2 team will utilize chassis No. 047 this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway. Chassis No. 047 made its debut at Las Vegas Motor Speedway where it was driven by Ron Hornaday to an 11th-place finish after starting in the seventh position.

ARE YOU A FOLLOWER? Twitter users can now keep up-to-date with Kevin Harvick Inc.’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Teams by following at http://twitter.com/KHI_TruckSeries. In addition, you can follow KHI’s Nationwide Series team at http://twitter.com /KHI_NNS. Want more from KHI? Follow KHI’s co-owners Kevin and DeLana Harvick at http://twitter.com/kevinharvick and http://twitter.com/delanaharvick.

MEDIA ACCESS: Members of the media can now log on to www.kevinharvickinc.com to gain access to press kit information online. For more information, please email Jessica Trippy at KHI: jtrippy@kevinharvickinc.com.

About Realtree

Realtree is the world’s leading camouflage designer, marketer, and licensor with over 2,000 licensees utilizing the Realtree camouflage brand. Thousands of outdoor and lifestyle products are available in Realtree camouflage patterns. In addition, Realtree is committed to supporting individuals and groups that work to ensure our outdoor heritage, the conservation of natural places, and the wildlife that resides there. In fact, Realtree is one of the nation’s leading contributors to conservation groups such as Ducks Unlimited, the National Wild Turkey Federation, and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. Realtree promotes its products and relationships widely on ESPN2, Outdoor Channel, and other television networks, as well as through Realtree.com and many other outlets. For more information on Realtree, visit www.realtree.com.

About Kevin Harvick Inc.

Kevin Harvick Inc. (KHI), established in 2001 by Kevin and DeLana Harvick, is an 80,000 sq. ft. facility located in Kernersville, N.C. Home of the 2009 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship team, KHI enters 2010 in its seventh full year of competition with two full-time Truck Series teams and one full-time Nationwide Series team. Four-time Truck Series champion Ron Hornaday returns to the helm of the No. 33 Truck team looking for his fifth title and third championship for KHI (2009 and 2007), while Sprint Cup series stars Kevin Harvick and Elliott Sadler guide the No. 2 Truck team. Two-time NASCAR Nationwide Series champion Harvick will again shine as the lead driver of the No. 33 Nationwide Series team as he continues to make his mark in motorsports and establish KHI as one of the top teams in NASCAR competition. For more information about KHI and its teams, please visit www.KevinHarvickInc.com.

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