Elliott Sadler, Richard Petty Motorsports

by C.J. Radune on February 11, 2010 @ 00:00:00 PDT

 


27) Elliott Sadler | No. 19 Best Buy Ford | Richard Petty Motorsports

Pros: Sadler scored one top-five and five top-10 finishes in 2009. He finished 26th in the season standings and suffered only two DNFs. In 2010, the former Evernham Motorsports, Richard Petty Enterprises and Yates Racing combine to form the super team of Richard Petty Motorsports.

Cons: Unfortunately last season was another mid-pack run for Sadler. He hasn't cracked the top 20 in points since 2005, and 26th is a far cry from the ninth-place finish he managed in the 2004 season standings. Sadler has underperformed and is starting to make a habit of it. The team is transitioning to Ford, and Yates Racing hasn't exactly set the world alight the past season or two.

Fantasy tip: The new Richard Petty Motorsports has some hurdles to pass before realizing its potential. Once the bugs are worked out this team should have more resources, experience and knowledge than almost any other on the circuit; Sadler should benefit. He has upside, but Sadler is a fourth driver, at best, on draft day.

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Radune has been a KFFL contributor since January 2008.

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