Elliott Sadler No. 2 Nationwide Series Advance: Kentucky Speedway

Elliott Sadler

No. 2 OneMain Financial Chevrolet Impala

NASCAR Nationwide Series Race 18 of 34 – Kentucky Speedway

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NEW TO KENTUCKY: The No. 2 OneMain Financial team will unload in the Bluegrass State with driver Elliott Sadler competing at the Sparta, Ky., track for the first time in his career. Although he has never participated in a race at the intermediate track, Sadler has tested at the facility multiple times.

DOUBLE DUTY: Prior to the Nationwide Series race Friday night, Sadler will compete in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event at the track Thursday night. Steering the No. 2 Hunt Bros. Pizza Chevrolet Silverado, Sadler will log time on the 1.5-mile track for the first time in a truck. This season, he has competed in three Truck Series events, including a second-place finish at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway in February.

TO THE POINT: Heading into this weekend at Kentucky, Sadler sits in the second position in the Driver’s Point Standings. With 17 races remaining on the Nationwide Series schedule, the Emporia, Va., native sits only nine points out of the lead behind Reed Sorenson.

PREVIOUS RACE RECAP: Under the lights at Daytona International Speedway, the No. 2 OneMain Financial team was gunning for a win at the famed superspeedway. After leading 31 laps, the most of any driver in the field, Sadler brought the field to the white flag as the leader. On turn four on the last lap, the No. 2 was involved in a multi-car accident, skidding across the finish line in the eighth position.


How do you feel heading into this week’s race at Kentucky Speedway?

“I am really looking forward to going to Kentucky. I’ve tested there a lot in the past few years, but this will actually be my first time competing at the track. With the Cup, Nationwide and Truck Series there for the first time all together at the track, it should be a really great weekend. Being that we have never raced there as a team, I am actually going to run the trucks there on Thursday night and come back and run the OneMain Financial Chevrolet on Friday night. We will have a lot of extra practice time.

“We are actually bringing my favorite car to Kentucky. We ran so well with it in Chicago, and we were running near the top of the field the entire race until we had tire problems toward the end of the race. Kentucky is a really great 1.5-mile track. It’s a night race, which should be really exciting. It’s definitely one that we have circled on the schedule as a race we are looking forward to.”


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