Following the 2010 Sprint Cup Series season, Elliott Sadler made the decision to go back a step to the Nationwide Series for the 2011 season, driving for Kevin Harvick Incorporated. When Harvick sold his team to Richard Childress, Sadler spent the 2012 at RCR. Both seasons, Sadler finished second to Ricky Stenhouse Jr. in championship points, improving over both seasons. In 2013, Sadler joins Joe Gibbs Racing, driving the No. 11 One Main Financial Toyota Camry as one of two full-time drivers in the JGR Nationwide Series camp.
Sadler, a veteran of the Cup Series dating back to two races in 1998, has nine Nationwide Series wins over 15 years on his resume – four last year alone. Combine Sadler’s talent with JGR’s top-notch Nationwide Series program (Joey Logano won nine times for JGR in 2012), and fans could see Sadler finally rise to the occasion as Nationwide Series champ – he’ll have competition from his own team, however, with Brian Vickers in the No. 20 Dollar General Toyota.
Elliott Sadler statistics:
- Best Nationwide Series tracks (average finishes) – Iowa Speedway (2.8 in four races), Kentucky Speedway (6.3 in three races), Road America (9.5 in two races)
- Worst Nationwide Series tracks (average finishes) – Atlanta Motor Speedway (20.0 in seven races), Darlington Raceway (19.3 in nine races), Daytona International Speedway (19.1 in seven races)
- Most wins in Nationwide Series – Bristol Motor Speedway (two wins)
Get ready for the 2013 season with JGR at joegibbsracing.com.
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