Elliott Sadler No. 2 Nationwide Series Advance: Dover International Speedway

Elliott Sadler

No. 2 OneMain Financial Chevrolet Impala

NASCAR Nationwide Series Race 11 of 34 – Dover (Del.) International Speedway

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CONCRETE FACTS: Elliott Sadler and the No. 2 OneMain Financial team head to Dover (Del.) International Speedway to battle Miles the Monster this Saturday afternoon. Sadler has six NASCAR Nationwide Series starts at the 1.0-mile concrete track with two top-10 finishes. Dover is one of only three concrete tracks on the current Nationwide Series circuit. The team has already visited the other two, Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway and Nashville Superspeedway, in 2011, earning fourth and 13th-place finishes respectively.

BACK FOR REDEMPTION: Sadler comes to the “Monster Mile” looking for some retribution after his last start at the track with Kevin Harvick Inc. (KHI). Sadler made his first Truck Series start at Dover in 2010 in a KHI machine. Sadler sat on the outside pole and ran within the top five for the most of the race before tire failure cut his day short, relegating him to a 24th-place finish.

MONSTER SHUTOUT: KHI looks to finally tame the Monster when Sadler takes to the track in the No. 2 OneMain Financial Chevrolet. Dover is one of 11 tracks on the current NNS schedule where KHI has not won a race or a pole.

CHASSIS HISTORY: The No. 2 team will utilize chassis No. 064 this weekend at Dover. This is the same chassis that Sadler raced to a fourth-place finish at Bristol Motor Speedway in March. Chassis No. 064 was also the car that KHI co-owner Kevin Harvick drove to victory lane at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway last fall. No. 064 was most recently raced by Sadler at Nashville Superspeedway where he finished 13th.

PREVIOUS RACE RECAP: Sadler scored his sixth top-five finish in seven races at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway, allowing him to tighten the NASCAR Nationwide Series Driver’s Point standings and close in on the championship lead. After leading 23 laps, Sadler’s dance with the “Lady in Black” resulted in a third-place finish, his best result of 2011. Sadler remains second in the Nationwide Series standings, now only five points out of first place.

THOUGHTS FROM THE DRIVER: Elliott Sadler

How do you feel about Dover International Speedway?

“Dover is a fun track. It’s concrete, has a lot of banking in it and lot of G-forces. I have a lot of starts there and I’ve learned a lot there in the Cup Series cars over the last couple years. I ran really well there last year in the Truck for KHI, so I’ll be able to use a little bit of that knowledge in the Nationwide car. It should be a good race for us. We’re going to take the same car that we ran very well with in Bristol, so we’ve got a lot of confidence in the car we’re running as well.”

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 at jtrippy@kevinharvickinc.com.

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CitiFinancial, soon to be OneMain Financial, is the premier community lender in North America. With more than 1,300 locations across the United States. CitiFinancial has been serving communities since 1912. Additional information may be found at www.citifinancial.com.

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