Another poor race------------
Posted in the Elliott Sadler Forum
#1 May 16, 2010
Another poor finish for Elliott.I agree with people saying it won't be long till he is out of NASCAR. I have been a fan for years but can see now nothing is getting better, he seems not to care and might even be glad. Surprisingly tho, he has been in more commercials and on TV. Look in your Sunday paper today in the coupon books and see the full-page spread of Elliott and Richard grilling.This is a Reynolds Wrap ad. Neat. At lease AJ had a decent day. Even Kasey fell behind. Did anyone listen to the car audio between Elliott and his crew chief? Perkins, did you hear anything new?
#2 May 17, 2010
Tight in the middle , loose off.(repeat)
I think the real problem started on the 1st caution when Elliott thought he should have been the lucky dog, but was not given it. Instead of communicating about the car, he went on a rant on how 'NASCAR should not be using the scoring loops'. after that stop, the car's handling never got any better. I have said this before, and will say it again, no matter who the CC is, Elliott wants too many changes to the car on one stop, and they all have little way of knowing what helped the car and what didn't. Interesting though, Gordon complained early on in the race of the same type of handling problems. While it took close to 200 laps to 'fix' it, the 24 was able to to make changes one stop at time.
#3 May 17, 2010
Thanks EP for the information. I agree with you and others that say Elliott tries to take matters into his own hands when his CC should handle most of the changes, etc. He will not get better results this way. Still believe it will be his last year in cup. Keep us posted on what you hear.
#4 May 17, 2010
Has any one tried (or is it even possible) to go on ES web site, fan page, Facebook pg, twitter acct, whatever page, and make these suggestions? I was just wondering if it is possible for 'fans' to help with suggestions or observations.
Or do you think he (or any other driver) would accept the help?
#5 May 17, 2010
i suggested to wally rogers on twitter to use kaseys qual setup at atlanta. he said he would try that. It worked with him qual 8th, no if they worked together more i practice or copy like that or in race when they can it would help.
#6 May 17, 2010
SADLER doesn't like the front end stuff that Kasey uses. Proven fact from a few years ago when SADLER whined about not getting the same setups as Kasey.
Walldinger is using 2008 and 2009 cars and driving circles around SADLER.
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