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June 12, 2013

AROUND THE TRACK: Elliotts, Burtons make it family affair


HOLLY POND — BACK IN THE SADLER: After a pair of disappointing races, Elliott Sadler found success Sunday at a track that's always treated him well.

Sadler notched just his second top-five in the Nationwide Series since March when he finished third at Iowa Speedway. It was the fifth straight top-five at Iowa for Sadler, who remains the only driver to win there besides the No. 6 Roush-Fenway Racing team since 2010.

Sadler slipped to seventh in the points chase after following a 13th-place finish at Charlotte with a disastrous 28th-place finish at Dover.

He is back in fifth place after a strong run at Iowa. More importantly, Sadler thinks the No. 11 team might have discovered the setup it's been looking for.

"This is a good momentum builder for me and my race team. Felt like we found some direction this weekend, which is good coming off of two tough races," Sadler said. "We've got a few things to work on, but we know what direction to go in."

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