HEADING OUT WEST: Elliott Sadler heads to Phoenix International Raceway in the No. 11 OneMain Financial Toyota looking to earn Joe Gibbs Racing’s first NASCAR Nationwide Series victory of 2013. The OneMain Financial driver has eight Nationwide Series starts at the one-mile track with one win, two top-five finishes, 79 laps led and holds the race record of 116.317 mph from March 2012. Sadler also brings experience from the Sprint Cup Series with 18 starts, one top-10 finish and 17 laps led.
LOOKING TO REPEAT: In the March 2012 event at PIR, Sadler started from the eighth position and stayed within the top 10 for the entire 200-mile race. Taking the lead with less than 30 laps to go, Sadler refused to relinquish the lead and nabbed his first win of the 2012 season and first Nationwide Series victory since 1998 at Rockingham Speedway.
WATCH IT: Sadler will be a guest on SPEED channel’s Trackside on Saturday, March 2nd at 11 a.m. Eastern Time.
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