posted on Mar, 5 2005 @ 01:29 AM
When Robert Yates Racing decided to enter its Busch car, Elliott Sadler drew the short stick, getting the nod when veteran and former Cup champion
Dale Jarrett turned down the opportunity.
"Oh well, there goes the off weekend," Sadler said.
Joining Sadler for the 80-lap Telcel Motorola Mexico 200 at the 2.518-mile Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez road course will be fellow Cup stars Rusty
Wallace, Kevin Harvick, Jamie McMurray, Carl Edwards, Robby Gordon and NASCAR road-racing ace Boris Said. Not to mention NASCAR's top Busch Series
drivers, like champion Martin Truex Jr. and veterans like Jason Keller, Kenny Wallace and David Green.
They will be joined by several Mexican drivers, including open-wheel star Adrian Fernandez, who is driving a Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet, and
former CART star Michel Jourdain, who has a full-time Busch Series ride this year with ppc Racing.
Like Sadler, none of the American drivers know what to expect. They don't know much about the race track and they don't know much about the city of
almost 20 million.
Thats not Jimmy Johnson, thats Mexican driver and former CART star Adrian Fernandez.