Originally written on Start 'N' Park Blog  |  Last updated 9/9/14
THE LONE STAR STATE: After two off-weekends for the NASCAR Nationwide Series, Elliott Sadler and the No. 11 OneMain Financial team head to Texas Motor Speedway to compete in the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300. Sadler has 10 starts in the Nationwide Series at the Fort Worth, Texas-based track with two pole awards, three top-five and five top-10 finishes and 40 laps led. He also brings NASCAR Sprint Cup Series experience at Texas Motor Speedway with 18 starts, one win (2004), one pole award, one top-five and three top-10 finishes. He also made one appearance at speedway in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2010 where he started second and finished fifth. LAST TIME AROUND: In the April 2012 event at Texas Motor Speedway, Sadler competed in the top-five for much of the race. He battled a tight-handling condition and a bad vibration in the late stages of the race to finish 12th under the lights at TMS. JUST THE STATS: According to NASCAR’s Loop Data Season-to-Data statistics, Sadler ranks second in the following categories: Fastest Drivers Early in a Run category, with an average rank of 5.2; Fastest Drivers Late in a Run category, with an average rank of 5.5; and Green Flag Speed. Sadler sits in the fifth spot for Most Miles Led (68.5) and fourth for Quality Passes (258). TO THE POINT: Sadler moved up one position to ninth in the Nationwide Series driver championship point standings, 56 points behind the leader with 27 races remaining in the 2013 season. MEET SADLER: Fans will have the opportunity to meet Sadler at the OneMain Financial branch on Thursday, April 11 at 2 p.m. at 2430 South Interstate 35 East, Denton, TX 76205. For more information, visit www.onemainracing.com LAST RACE: Auto Club: Starting from the outside pole position two weeks ago at Auto Club Speedway, Sadler led the field for 18 laps until the OneMain Financial team faced ignition issues. Sadler was able to switch ignition boxes to continue the event, but the Joe Gibbs Racing team fought a tight-handling condition that plagued the No.11 Toyota for much of the day. Sadler muscled his way to the checkered flag to bring home a seventh-place finish. THINK PINK: The OneMain Financial driver will sport pink Oakley driving shoes throughout the entire Nationwide Series season to show support for breast cancer awareness and honor his mom, Bell. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007, and is now a survivor. This season, he will also wear special pink Oakley driving gloves. Fans will have the opportunity to bid on his race-worn shoes throughout the season, with proceeds going toward breast cancer research and education. For more information, visit www.onemainracing.com RACE INFO: The O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway will be on ESPN 2 at 8:30 p.m. E.T., as well as PRN and SIRIUSXM 90. Elliott Sadler Quotes: “After two off-weekends in the Nationwide Series, I’m really excited to getting back to the track. Texas is definitely one of the weekends that I really look forward to each season. I think this place is so unique because of what Eddie Gossage does for the fans. He puts on such a show and is one of the best promoters in the sport. Not only do I love racing under the lights here, but I think the track really fits my driving style. I have found success here in the past, and I look forward to continuing that this weekend with the No. 11 OneMain Financial team.
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