By: Toby Christie, Editor – Follow on Twitter @Toby_Christie

Speedweeks 2018 is in the books. For the last couple of weeks, we were treated to a stunning display of brightly colored race cars driving two to three, and sometimes four-wide.

We saw breathtaking crashes, that luckily every driver walked away from.

In all, 58 machines were wadded up past the point of being able to finish the race between the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, and ARCA Racing Series events in Daytona. Continue reading “There’s More Than Wrecked Cars to Talk About After Daytona”

tss_nxs_sadler_nxs_043016Elliott Sadler ends drought with wild win at Talladega

Apr. 30, 2016

By Reid Spencer
NASCAR Wire Service

TALLADEGA, Ala. – On his 41st birthday, Elliott Sadler got an unexpected present.

When Saturday’s Sparks Energy 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series race ended under caution in overtime with the front-runners just short of the finish line, Sadler had the lead, after Joey Logano’s last-ditch attempt to block Sadler in the tri-oval ended with Logano’s No. 22 Team Penske Ford plowing nose-first into the outside wall. Continue reading “Poole in photo finish at Talladega, Except Sadler had already won”

Elliott Sadler to Drive OneMain Financial Chevrolet in NASCAR XFINITY Series

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Oct. 2, 2015) – JR Motorsports announced today a key component of the company’s future with the addition of OneMain Financial and driver Elliott Sadler to its NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) program for 2016. Sadler will compete full-time for JRM next season and pilot the OneMain Financial Chevrolet Camaro in pursuit of the NXS championship.

In addition to its season-long primary placement, OneMain Financial will also receive associate branding on all JRM team cars for the full season. Crew chief duties and car number for the OneMain Financial Chevrolet Camaro are still being determined.

“We are very pleased to welcome OneMain Financial and Elliott into the JR Motorsports family,” said Kelley Earnhardt Miller, co-owner and general manager of JRM. “Elliott has raced a few times for us in the past, and now together with OneMain Financial, we’re thrilled to put together a championship-caliber team for him in 2016. Off-track, JRM is looking forward to developing a mutually beneficial partnership with OneMain Financial and one that will help further their brand.”

OneMain Financial has been helping people realize their financial goals and dreams since 1912. The company is a well-established sponsor in NXS competition and embarks on its 13th year in the sport and sixth year partnering with Sadler.

“We are delighted to continue our commitment to racing as one of the longest running primary sponsors in the NASCAR XFINITY Series,” said Mary McDowell, OneMain Financial CEO. “To say we are excited about partnering with JR Motorsports in 2016 is an understatement. Not only will Elliott Sadler continue to represent our brand while driving for us again, but JRM has a number of unique platforms and assets which will prove valuable to our employees, customers and brand.”

A veteran racer from Emporia, Va., Sadler has 14 victories to his credit across NASCAR’s top-three series. Sadler has been an NXS regular since 2011, twice producing runner-up finishes in the championship point standings (2011-12). Along with 10 victories at the NXS level, he holds 66 top-five and 144 top-10 finishes with 16 poles.

“It’s an honor to be in the position to represent JR Motorsports and OneMain Financial on and off the track next season,” Sadler said. “I’ve known Kelley and Dale Jr. a long time, and I respect their passion and desire to win in this business. I’m proud to partner with OneMain Financial and continue our longstanding relationship.”

Although 2016 marks Sadler’s debut as a full-time JRM driver, he’s certainly familiar with competing under the company’s banner. In 2010, Sadler made four starts for JRM in NXS competition, earning a best finish of seventh at Michigan International Speedway.

May 3, 2014

By Chris Knight
NASCAR Wire Service

TALLADEGA, (Ala.) – Happy belated Birthday, Elliott Sadler!

Sadler, who celebrated his 39th birthday this past Wednesday (April 30) withstood several changes on a restart with three-laps to go in Saturday’s Aaron’s 312 to score his 10th career NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) victory at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway. Continue reading “Elliott Sadler receives belated birthday gift; wins Aaron’s 312”

elliott-sadler-iowa-nascar-nationwide-series-friday-august-2012CORNELIUS, N.C. – Michael Waltrip Racing announced today that Elliott Sadler will drive the No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota in the 2013 season’s final four NASCAR Sprint Cup races.

Sadler replaces Brian Vickers who informed MWR on Oct. 14 that he would be unavailable for the remainder of the season due to anti-coagulation medications he will be taking to treat a small blood clot in his right leg. Doctors have told Vickers he will be on the medication at least two months. Continue reading “Elliott Sadler To Drive No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine In Final 2013 Races”

Nov. 10, 2012

By Reid Spencer
NASCAR Wire Service

AVONDALE, Ariz. — Joey Logano smoked the field, while Elliott Sadler’s title dreams went up in smoke.

Logano, the polesitter, dominated Saturday’s Great Clips 200 Nationwide Series race at Phoenix International Raceway, beating new Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Brian Vickers to the finish line to win for the ninth time in 21 starts this season, the first time at PIR and the 18th time in his career.

Sadler’s wreck forced the race to a green-white-checkered-flag finish and extended the length of the race from the scheduled 200 laps to 204.

Defending NNS champion Ricky Stenhouse Jr. ran third and opened his lead in the series standings to 20 points over Sadler, whose late crash led to a 22nd-place finish.

Continue reading “Joey Logano Dominates Phoenix Nationwide Race, Sadler Falters”