Three Petty Cars in the Top 10

Three Petty Cars in the Top 10

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Since: Jan 07

Longview, Tx

#1 Jun 21, 2009
Great race this weekend. Kasey wins, Dinger and Elliott in the top 10!

Since: Feb 09

United States

#2 Jun 21, 2009
Congrats to Kasey on a hard fought and much deserving win! They played out their pit strategy to perfection and then once they got to the front Kasey drove a great race!!! I hate to say it..but good job AJ too. But not as good a job as ES in driving his way to a top 10!!! That was after going down 2 laps and then getting his lap back so late in the race, he gained something like 25 spots? I say that if he had not had that trouble and the speeding penalty that put him 2 laps down, then He might have been up front fighting for a top 5 or even the win!!!! After what he did in this race I don't want to hear anyone say he can drive a race car anymore!!!
Edwin Perkins

Ennis, TX

#3 Jun 22, 2009
Once again, Do it for more than a week. Honestly do it for more than a month than you can glad handle all you want. Having a good weekend one in ten races is proving little. Or I guess we can just call Sadler a road course ringer!

Since: Feb 09

United States

#4 Jun 22, 2009
esadlern1fan wrote:
After what he did in this race I don't want to hear anyone say he can drive a race car anymore!!!
OOPS...I meant that after the way he was able to gain 21-24 spots in something like 18 green flag laps to finish 10th, then I don't want to hear anyone say ES CAN"T drive anymore!
Sitting back for a bit

Erwin, TN

#5 Jun 22, 2009
Ya know I have sat back and watched and watched and now I have something to say. There are just some people that are just going to be negative no matter what he does. Elliott has run two damn good races in a row but still some have to cast the big stones. This man could give his last drop of blood to a dying child and it wouldn't be good enough. He would have to have some motive in their mind. True he has been struggling for a while with his driving but it isn't just him to blame. Honestly, it doesn't matter what the excuse is, fact is the last two weeks there have been no excuses there have been results. Yesterday, he did what Jimmie, Tony and many have done took a car torn to ribbons in the rear and came back to a top ten. Why can't he just get credit for that? Four spots up in points ain't too shabby either. The neat thing is the driving technique at these course is much different too, actually more difficult so what does that say? It says that Elliott is working hard and until you get out there and race against him every week and do better who are you or any of us to say.
William K

Charlotte, NC

#6 Jun 22, 2009
Sat night live has a character just like that, Debbie downer. Which if you haven't seen it, look it up. It is very funny and fits what you describe. I can hear the music now, wha whaaaa
Edwin Perkins

Ennis, TX

#7 Jun 22, 2009
I guess you have raced with him every week before then huh? You must have because as you say, who are YOU then right?

The nature of road course racing is not any more difficult than a plate track. There are few passing zones on a road course and the other 85% of the track, is just staying in line. Sadler was able to use those passing zones to his advantage, but in a decade of racing he does this about one out of every dozen or so races.

Before crowning him king, he need to show more consistency. Its the blind dog finds a bone thing.

And even in his best effort for on track passing, he still finished behind WallDinger and he sucks!
Sitting back for a bit

Erwin, TN

#8 Jun 22, 2009
Before you comment you better learn to read it says YOU or ANY of us.

And yes it is more difficult totally different style. Hand positioning and breaking style is comepletely different try running VIR once in a while then see me. I don't care about a decade, past is past and if you have to keep living there then you are pretty damn sad. No one crowned him a king but you seem to always want to make him god only knows what. Seems that Elliott is your dog bone cause you always are blind to anything good he does. Personally Dinger's car didn't not sustain the damage of Elliott's so there is no comparison. But honestly don't care.
William K

Charlotte, NC

#9 Jun 22, 2009
yep, definitely debbie downer

Since: Feb 09

United States

#10 Jun 22, 2009
Edwin Perkins wrote:
Its the blind dog finds a bone thing.
And even in his best effort for on track passing, he still finished behind WallDinger and he sucks!
AJ got back on the lead lap 30 laps earlier then ES did and did not have the damage or did not have to pit twice under green within 2 laps and he only finished 3 spot higher than ES? Where is the recognition for ES for the way he was able to drive from 34th to 10th in 18-20 green flag laps without using pit strategy to gain it under the cautions? I think ES had a better car than both Kasey or AJ, but his bad luck and how late it was before he was back on the lead lap kept him from being able to get it to the front and show it?

Oh Yes...Oh yes...ES said that he got hit from behind and spun? That is where his Damage came from! I think it was David Reutimann who did it because I heard on his radio that ES was passing the 00 just before that happened? Not his fault at all!

Since: Jun 09

United States

#11 Jun 22, 2009
I'm proud for the whole team! I hope this is a sign of better things for them and especially ES!!!

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