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Elliott Sadler

No. 19 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge Avenger Race Facts

Nextel Cup Series — Phoenix Int’l Raceway


 

Driver:                       Elliott Sadler   

Team Director:          Josh Browne  

Car Director:             Kirk Almquist

Engineer:                   Chad Johnston           

Team Owner:             Ray Evernham                       

Chassis:                     No. 217

Info:                            Brand new COT chassis.

 

 

 

 

ELLIOTT SADLER QUOTES:

 

“The past two weeks have given the No. 19 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge Avenger team time to make improvements on our COT.  Phoenix is a lot different than Bristol or Martinsville, so we’ll have to see how the car performs at the larger track. We think we found out during the Richmond test why we weren’t as competitive at Martinsville, so there will be some changes on our COT when we get to Phoenix.  My guys have been working hard on it, and we’re not going to give up by any means.”

 

QUICK FACTS

 

  • Sadler’s finished every one of his 10 career races at Phoenix Int’l Raceway.
  • In his first race at Phoenix for Evernham Motorsports, Sadler finished 17th.
  • This will be the second of three races that Sadler will wear a special Autism Awareness Month helmet. The helmet will be auctioned off at the end of April.
  • Sadler will be picking up some extra laps at Phoenix this weekend as he will run in the Busch Series race for Evernham Motorsports in the No. 9 Lawry’s Dodge.

 

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Kasey Kahne

No. 9 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge Avenger Race Facts

NASCAR Nextel Cup — Phoenix Int’l Raceway


Driver:                       Kasey Kahne 

Team Director:          Kenny Francis

Car Director:             Rich Hubbs

Engineer:                   Keith Rodden 

Team Owner:             Ray Evernham

Chassis:                     No. 212

Info:                            Brand new COT chassis.


KASEY KAHNE QUOTES:

 

“Last year we had a lot of good things happen early in the season.  This year we’ve had a lot of things go wrong and haven’t had the results. Hopefully this will be the week we get things turned around for all the No. 9 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge Avenger fans. We’re all trying to work together and make things right. When it happens, we’ll be strong.

 

“We had three great Evernham Motorsports racecars at Bristol, but didn’t get the results.  It’s been that way this year for all three teams.  We’re not far off. When we get it figured out, we’ll have three cars running strong again.  I’m confident that will happen soon.”

 

QUICK FACTS

 

  • Kahne has a career average finish of 12.4 at Phoenix Int’l Raceway.
  • He finished sixth and seventh respectively in Cup races at Phoenix last season.
  • In 2006 Kahne’s average finish at Phoenix was 6.5.
  • Kahne knows how to drive the unique one-mile oval at Phoenix; he’s completed all but one lap in five career starts there.