Elliott Sadler – No. 11 OneMain Financial Toyota Preview
Jimmy John’s Freaky Fast 300 Powered by Coca-Cola at Chicagoland Speedway
ROUND TWO AT CHICAGO: Elliott Sadler and the No. 11 OneMain Financial team travel back to Joliet, IL, this weekend to compete in the NASCAR Nationwide Series event at Chicagoland Speedway. In ten Nationwide Series starts at the track, Sadler has one win in 2012, earned two top-five and five top-10 finishes with 152 laps led. In addition, the veteran driver has 10 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts at Chicago.
JUST THE STATS: After 25 races in the 2014 season, Sadler is currently in fourth place in the Nationwide Series driver championship point standings, 54 points back from the lead. The Emporia, Va., native has one win, one pole award, five top-five and 18 top-10 finishes.
LAST RACE: RICHMOND INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY: Sadler qualified in the 16th position for the Nationwide Series race at Richmond International Raceway last Friday night. Sadler quickly moved the No. 11 through the field and with multiple quick pits stops, Sadler managed to work his way up to second. An untimely caution came out at the tail end of race, which put Sadler and the No. 11 in a tough position for the restart. Sadler battled around his hometown track for the final laps and crossed the finish line in eighth place.
ELLIOTT SADLER QUOTES: “This weekend we head back to Chicagoland Speedway for the second time this year. When we raced here in July, we had a quick car in practice and qualifying, but during the race our car completely changed because we had a part break in the rear. That broken part, which we didn’t find till after the race, was the reason why the handling was so different from what we had in practice and in qualifying. The plan this weekend is to get the No. 11 OneMain Financial back the way we had in July and try to get another win at this track. Now that were getting down to the final few NNS races of the season, we’re going to need to make some big moves to help put ourselves in the drivers seat for the championship.”
MOMENT-OF-YES: OneMain Financial launched a new sweepstakes three weeks ago called the Moment of Yes. OneMain Financial wants to hear that special Moment of Yes when OneMain Financial helped you accomplish something meaningful and important in your life. OneMain Financial customers are asked to share their own Moment of Yes story for a chance to win the grand prize of $10,000 or one of 10 prizes of $1,000 each. Share your Moment of Yes story and view others stories at www.Moment-Of-Yes.com. Look for sweepstakes link to be on the back of the No. 11 OneMain Financial Toyota at the Richmond, Chicago and Kentucky races.
RACE INFO: Jimmy John’s Freaky Fast 300 Powered by Coca-Cola will be on ESPN2 at 3:30 p.m. ET, on Saturday, Sep 13th, as well as MRN and SIRIUSXM 90.
BRANCH DECAL PROGRAM: For each race that OneMain Financial is the primary sponsor on the No. 11 Toyota, two branches will be highlighted on Sadler’s rear quarter panels. The branches selected for this upcoming race at Chicagoland Speedway are No. 080 in North Aurora, IL, and No. 051 in Naperville, IL.
RACE CAR APPEARANCES: The No.11 OneMain Financial Toyota Camry will be in multiple locations this week in Illinois. The race car will be located at; Springfield, IL Sep 9th, Pekin, IL Sep 10th, Bradley, IL Sep 11th and Naperville, IL Sep 12th. For more information, visit www.onemainracing.com.
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. 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.
Elliott Sadler Nationwide Series Stats at Chicagoland Speedway
Wins: 1 (2012)
Top 5: 2
Top 10: 5
Laps Led: 152
Avg. Start: 10.4
Avg. Finish: 15.1
Jul ’14: Start: 7 Finish: 10
Career Nationwide Series Stats
Top 5: 60
Top 10: 124
Laps Led: 1,533
Avg. Start: 12.9
Avg. Finish: 14.3
About OneMain Financial:
OneMain Financial provides personal loans with one-on-one, local service at branches nationwide. With roots in lending that date back to 1912, we have been helping people achieve their goals and dreams for generations. Our personalized loan solutions offer customers a simple and straightforward loan application, fixed rates, fixed payments, clear terms and multiple payment options. For more information, please visit www.OneMainFinancial.com/Sadler