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Sadler has sights set on strong finish

Updated: October 2, 2005, 1:14 PM ET
Associated Press

TALLADEGA, Ala. -- While nearly everyone is watching the 10-man NASCAR Nextel Cup championship battle, Elliott Sadler is chasing an 11th-place finish that would pay his team a $1 million bonus and provide momentum for 2006.

Sadler got a leg up on the competition Friday by winning the pole for the UAW-Ford 500 at Talladega Superspeedway in the No. 38 Ford with a lap of 189.260 mph.

Sadler, who came up just 66 points short of making it into the playoff-style Chase, is back up ...

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