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Encyclopedia > Elliott Sadler
Elliott William Barnes Sadler
Born: April 30, 1975
Birthplace: Emporia, Virginia
Awards: 1983-1984 Virginia State Karting Championship

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NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Statistics
Car #, Team 38 - Robert Yates Racing
2005 NEXTEL Cup Position: 13th
Best Cup Position: 9th - 2004 (NEXTEL Cup)
First Race: 1998 Coca-Cola 600 (Lowe's)
First Win: 2001 Food City 500 (Bristol)
Last Win: 2004 Pop Secret 500 (California)
Wins Top Tens Poles
3 50 7
All stats current as of July 15, 2006.
Elliott Sadler (left) talking with teammate Dale Jarrett.
Elliott Sadler (left) talking with teammate Dale Jarrett.

Elliott William Barnes Sadler (born April 30, 1975 in Emporia, Virginia) is a race car driver in NASCAR's Nextel Cup Series. His brother Hermie Sadler is also a NASCAR driver. Sadler attended James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia on a basketball scholarship until he injured his knee, effectively ending his basketball career. He has three career Craftsman Truck Series starts, his best finish coming at Richmond in 2000. The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... NASCAR Nextel Cup logo The NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series is NASCARs top racing series. ... Robert Yates Racing is a NASCAR racing team based in Mooresville, North Carolina, which is near Charlotte. ... The 2005 NASCAR Nextel Cup season began on Saturday, February 12. ... The 2004 NASCAR Nextel Cup season began on Saturday, February 7 and ended on Sunday, November 21. ... The Coca-Cola 600 (formerly World 600) is a six hundred mile (966 km) stock car race held annually at Lowes Motor Speedway (formerly Charlotte Motor Speedway) in Charlotte, North Carolina on Memorial Day weekend. ... Lowes Motor Speedway (formerly Charlotte Motor Speedway) is a superspeedway in Concord, North Carolina, a few miles north of Charlotte. ... The Food City 500 is a NASCAR Nextel Cup stock car race held at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee. ... Bristol Motor Speedway is a NASCAR short track located in Bristol, Tennessee. ... The Sony HD 500 is a NASCAR Nextel Cup stock car race held at the California Speedway in Fontana, California. ... The California Speedway is a two-mile, low-banked, D-shaped oval superspeedway in Fontana, California, approximately 40 miles east of Los Angeles on the site of the former Kaiser Steel mill. ... July 15 is the 196th day (197th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 169 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... NASCAR driver Elliott Sadler. ... NASCAR driver Elliott Sadler. ... Dale Jarrett prior to the Pepsi 400 at Daytona International Speedway. ... April 30 is the 120th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (121st in leap years), with 245 days remaining. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... Emporia is an independent city located within the confines of Greensville County in Virginia. ... The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... NASCAR Nextel Cup logo The NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series is NASCARs top racing series. ... Hermie Sadler (born April 24, 1969) is a race car driver from Emporia, Virginia. ... Wilson Hall, centerpiece of the JMU quad. ... Map Political Statistics Founded 1737 County Independent city Mayor Larry M. Rogers Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 45. ... NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series logo The Craftsman Truck Series is a popular NASCAR racing series that features modified pickup trucks. ... The 2000 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Season began February 18 and ended October 28. ...

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1983-1995

Sadler began racing in go-karts at the age of seven, and moved up to the Late Model stock car division at the local race track. His accomplishments include over 200 total wins, the 1983-84 Virginia State Karting Championship, and the North Carolina Gold Cup in 1991-92. He was runner-up in 1989 for the World Karting Association national title.[citation needed] This article is about the sport of stock car racing. ... Official language(s) English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Area  Ranked 35th  - Total 42,793 sq mi (110,862 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 430 miles (690 km)  - % water 7. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 500 miles (805 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 9. ... The World Karting Association, or WKA, is an American racing organization for karting. ...


When he turned 18, he moved to the Winston Racing Series and ran full-time beginning in 1993. That same year, he achieved his first victory, and in 1995 was crowned track champion at South Boston Speedway, where he achieved 13 wins that year, including a 6-race winning streak. The Dodge Weekly Series is a semi-professional and amateur racing series sanctioned by NASCAR. It is commonly seen as the lowest level of competitive racing sanctioned by NASCAR, and is thus the entry point for a number of aspiring drivers. ... South Boston Speedway or SoBo is a race track located in South Boston, Virginia, approximately sixty miles east of another area familiar to most NASCAR fans, Martinsville. ...


1995-1998

Sadler made his Busch Series debut in 1995 at South Boston. He qualified fifteenth in the #46 DeWalt Tools Chevy, and finished eighth. He ran another race that season at Richmond International Raceway, but finished 24th. He began 1996 driving a part-time schedule for his family-owned team, before switching over to the #29 WCW Chevy owned by Diamond Ridge Motorsports. He had three top-tens in the Diamond Ridge ride, his best finish coming at the Miami-Dade Homestead Motorsports Complex, where he finished fifth. After making thirteen starts that year, he finished 35th in points. NASCAR Busch Series logo The Busch Series is a stock car racing series owned and operated by NASCAR. It is NASCARs second division (often compared to Triple-A baseball), and is a proving ground for drivers who wish to step up to the organizations top level, the Nextel... The 1995 NASCAR Busch Series Season was held February 18 and ended November 5. ... Black & Decker NYSE: BDK is a corporation based in Towson, Maryland best known for power tools and home appliances. ... Richmond International Raceway (RIR) is a A 3/4 mile, D shaped, asphalt race track located outside Richmond, Virginia. ... The 1996 NASCAR Busch Series Season began February 17 and ended November 3. ... WCW logo until 1999 World Championship Wrestling or WCW, was a professional wrestling promotion that existed from 1988 to 2001. ... Diamond Ridge Motorsports is a former NASCAR team that competed in the Winston Cup and Busch Series from 1990 to 1999. ... Homestead-Miami Speedway (formerly Metro-Dade Homestead Motorsports Complex) is a race track in Homestead, Florida, USA, southwest of Miami. ...


Sadler and Diamond Ridge began 1997 unsponsored, but grabbed two poles, at Daytona and Darlington respectively. Midway through the season, Phillips 66 came onboard as the team's sponsor and Sadler won his first career race at Nazareth Speedway. He followed that up with back-to-back wins at Myrtle Beach Speedway and Gateway International Raceway. He won an additional four pole positions and finished a career-best fifth in points. He also attempted the UAW-GM Quality 500 in the Cup Series for Team SABCO, but failed to qualify. The 1997 NASCAR Busch Series Season began February 15 and ended November 9. ... Daytona International Speedway is a superspeedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. ... Darlington Raceway is a race track built for NASCAR racing located near Darlington, South Carolina. ... Phillips 66 is a brand of gasoline and service station in the U.S. It is part of ConocoPhillips. ... Nazareth Speedway Track was a motor racing circuit in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. ... The Myrtle Beach Speedway originally named Rambi Raceway was built in 1958 and is located on US 501 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. ... Gateway International Raceway is a race track in Madison, Illinois, USA. It hosts a NASCAR Busch Series event and a NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race on a 1. ... The UAW-GM Quality 500 is a NASCAR race that is hosted annually at Lowes Motor Speedway in the United States. ... Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates is a racing orginization with teams in NASCAR, Champ Cars, and the IRL. It is owned by businessmen Chip Ganassi and Felix Sabates. ...


In 1998, Sadler's team switched to the #66, and won early in the season at Bristol. He made his Cup debut at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the #92 for Diamond Ridge, starting 31st but finishing 42nd after an engine faliure. He ran another Cup race later at Bristol, finishing 24th. After another win at North Carolina Speedway, Sadler announced he would leave Diamond Ridge at the end of the season. The 1998 NASCAR Busch Series Season began on Saturday February 14 and ended on Sunday November 15. ... Lowes Motor Speedway (formerly Charlotte Motor Speedway) is a superspeedway in Concord, North Carolina, a few miles north of Charlotte. ... The North Carolina Speedway, affectionately known as The Rock, was home to NASCAR racing from 1966 to 2004. ...


1999-2004

Sadler moved up to the Cup Series full-time in 1999, driving the #21 Citgo Ford Taurus for Wood Brothers Racing. His best finish that year was a tenth at Texas Motor Speedway, and he finished 24th in points, runner-up to Tony Stewart for Rookie of the Year honors. He also returned to the Busch Series on a part-time basis, filling in for the injured Andy Santerre for Innovative Motorsports, his best finish fifth at California Speedway. He also drove a handful of races for Lyndon Amick. Sadler's only finish in 2000 was a tenth at Bristol, and he dropped to twenty-ninth in points. The 1999 NASCAR Winston Cup began on Sunday February 7 and ended on Sunday November 21. ... Citgo Petroleum Corporation or Citgo, a subsidiary of the Venezuelan state-owned petroleum company, is a United States incorporated firm refiner and marketer of gasoline, lubricants, petrochemicals and other petroleum products. ... The Ford Taurus (from Latin bull) is a mid-size car sold by the Ford Motor Company in North America. ... Wood Brothers It is family owned and family run. ... Texas Motor Speedway is a speedway located in Justin, Texas, which is within Denton County, Texas. ... Anthony Wayne Tony Stewart (born May 20, 1971), is an auto racing driver who has won championships in sprint cars, Indy cars, and stock cars. ... The NASCAR Rookie of the Year Award is presented to the first-year driver that has the best season. ... Andy Santerre (born September 7, 1968, in Cherryfield, Maine) is a former NASCAR driver. ... Innovative Motorsports is a former NASCAR team. ... The California Speedway is a two-mile, low-banked, D-shaped oval superspeedway in Fontana, California, approximately 40 miles east of Los Angeles on the site of the former Kaiser Steel mill. ... Lyndon Amick (born June 30, 1977, in Saluda, South Carolina) is a former NASCAR driver. ... The 2000 NASCAR Winston Cup Season began on Sunday February 13 and ended on Sunday November 20. ...


In 2001, Motorcraft became Sadler's new sponsor, and he won his first career Cup race at Bristol. He had another top-ten and finished 20th in points. After seven top-tens and a drop to 23rd in points in 2002, Sadler left for Robert Yates Racing to drive the #38 M&M's Ford. In his first season of competiton with Yates, Sadler won the pole at Darlington Raceway and Talladega Superspeedway, and finished 22nd in points.The following season, Sadler won at Texas Motor Speedway and California Speedway and finished a career high ninth in the championship standings. The 2001 NASCAR Winston Cup season began on February 11 and ended on November 23. ... The 2002 NASCAR Winston Cup began on Saturday February 10 and ended on Sunday November 17. ... M&M refers or referred to: M&Ms, a confection M&M Meat Shops, a Canadian company the Merchants and Manufacturers Association Eminem (a. ... Darlington Raceway is a race track built for NASCAR racing located near Darlington, South Carolina. ... Talladega Superspeedway is a motorsports complex located north of Talladega, Alabama. ... Texas Motor Speedway is a speedway located in Justin, Texas, which is within Denton County, Texas. ... The California Speedway is a two-mile, low-banked, D-shaped oval superspeedway in Fontana, California, approximately 40 miles east of Los Angeles on the site of the former Kaiser Steel mill. ...

Elliott Sadler races to the finish to win the 2004 Samsung/Radio Shack 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.
Elliott Sadler races to the finish to win the 2004 Samsung/Radio Shack 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.

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2005-present

Sadler failed to win again in 2005, but won four poles. He also drove sixteen races for RYR's Busch car, the #90 CitiFinancial Taurus, and had three top-five finishes. So far in 2006, Sadler has a pole at Talladega and is ninteenth in points. He has made seven Busch starts, his best finish is eighteenth at Richmond. Sadler has repeatedly said that he feels his team is not performing up to par this season, and it has been confirmed by sources close to Robert Yates Racing[1] [2] that he will be heading over to Evernham Motorsports to drive the #19 Dodge in 2007. The 2005 NASCAR Nextel Cup season began on Saturday, February 12. ... The 2006 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup season started at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday, February 12 with the Bud Shootout and will end on Sunday, November 19 with the Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. ... Robert Yates Racing is a NASCAR racing team based in Mooresville, North Carolina, which is near Charlotte. ... Evernham Motorsports is a racing team in NASCAR. For the 2005 NEXTEL Cup Season, the team won two races, which were also the first two for the new Dodge Charger, along with nine top-5 finishes and seventeen top-10 finishes. ...


Trivia

  • Sadler is known to like fried bologna sandwiches, and once ate sixteen of them in one sitting at the South Boston Speedway in South Boston, Virginia.
  • Sadler is a huge fan of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill athletics.
  • He loves hunting, and during the off season, he serves as a hunting guide in Virginia. He is also an avid golfer, playing two times a week during the racing season.
  • Sadler keeps 38 (a reference to his car number) hunting dogs at his Virginia home, and he can identify each of them by the sound of their bark.
  • Sadler attended James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia before entering the Busch Series in 1997.
  • Sadler attended JMU on a basketball scholarship until his career was ended by a knee injury.
  • Elliott was involved in 6 sports in high school, excelling in baseball and basketball. He was recruited by no fewer than 18 colleges.
  • Elliott was named after his uncle Bud Elliott, whom Sadler credits as starting the racing tradition.

Bologna sausage is an American version of the Italian mortadella (a finely hashed/ground pork sausage with lard pieces). ... South Boston Speedway or SoBo is a race track located in South Boston, Virginia, approximately sixty miles east of another area familiar to most NASCAR fans, Martinsville. ... South Boston is a town located in Halifax County, Virginia. ... The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a public, coeducational, research university located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Area  Ranked 35th  - Total 42,793 sq mi (110,862 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 430 miles (690 km)  - % water 7. ... Wilson Hall, centerpiece of the JMU quad. ... Map Political Statistics Founded 1737 County Independent city Mayor Larry M. Rogers Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 45. ...

External links

Resources

  • Elliott Sadler Bio

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The Official Elliott Sadler Website! Bio (1179 words)
Bud Elliott, Sadler's uncle for which he was named, and father Herman Sadler, along with their brothers, raced on the short tracks of Virginia long before the young Sadler was born.
Sadler was one of four drivers to stay in the top 10 in the point standings the entire season and rounded out the year with two wins, eight top-five and 14 top-10 finishes.
Sadler was 11th in points after the cutoff race at Richmond International Raceway in September.
Elliott Sadler - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (556 words)
Elliott Sadler races to the finish to win the 2004 Samsung/Radio Shack 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.
Elliott William Barnes Sadler (born April 30, 1975 in Emporia, Virginia) is a race car driver in NASCAR's Nextel Cup Series.
Sadler attended James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia on a basketball scholarship until he injured his knee, effectively ending his basketball career.
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