Elliott Sadler, Joe Gibbs Racing
Thu, 28 Mar 2013 16:12:18 -0700
Joe Gibbs Racing announced Thursday, March 28, that driver Mark Martin could replace driver Denny Hamlin (back) while he recovers from a back injury. The team is considering having Martin drive in all five races in the No. 11 car while Hamlin is sidelined. Driver Brian Vickers would pick up Martin's schedule for Michael Waltrip Racing and the No. 55 car that would include races at Texas, Kansas and Richmond. Vickers could also race for Hamlin for four races after next week at Martinsville, where he's scheduled to drive the No. 55 for Martin. Driver Elliott Sadler could also drive for Hamlin the entire time, although that is the least likely option.
Fantasy Tip: Martin and Vickers are not strong fantasy options on a weekly basis, but they might be useful as a No. 4 driver depending on the particular track that week.
Tue, 26 Mar 2013 20:10:13 -0700
Joe Gibbs Racing driver Denny Hamlin (back) is expected to be out for about six weeks while he recovers from an L1 vertebra compression fracture suffered Sunday, March 24, at the Auto Club 400. He was examined by a physician in North Carolina Tuesday, March 26. The good news is that he will not require surgery. Joe Gibbs Racing has drivers Brian Vickers and Elliott Sadler available as substitute drivers, although Vickers is slated to drive for Michael Waltrip Racing in the No. 55 car at Martinsville Speedway April 7.
Tue, 20 Nov 2012 10:52:41 -0800
Joe Gibbs Racing announced Tuesday, Nov. 20, that driver Elliott Sadler is signed up to run a full Nationwide Series schedule next season. There are no plans for Sadler to have a part-time ride in the Sprint Cup Series, however.
Mon, 01 Oct 2012 09:42:56 -0700
Joe Gibbs Racing owner Joe Gibbs said the team plans to reach an extension with driver Kyle Busch well before his contract expires after next season. "It's always neat to have it done sooner than later," Gibbs said. "All of our drivers, different times, when it works, what fits? We're in that process now." However, the team is in no rush to get a deal done before the end of this season. The team could also recruit drivers Elliott Sadler and Brian Vickers to drive full time in the Nationwide Series next year.
Wed, 26 Sep 2012 08:50:12 -0700
Richard Childress Racing driver Elliott Sadler said he's "close" to figuring out where he'll be driving next season. He's currently driving the No. 2 Chevrolet in the Nationwide Series and is the points leader by a very small margin. Sadler is interested in returning to the Sprint Cup Series.
Fri, 07 Sep 2012 16:36:55 -0700
Richard Childress Racing driver Elliott Sadler said he will not be returning to the team next season, and he is talking to several teams about Nationwide and Sprint Cup rides. Sadler is negotiating with Joe Gibbs Racing for a full-time Nationwide car and a part-time Sprint Cup ride, according to sources close to the situation. He's also talking with Michael Waltrip Racing about taking over the No. 55 car when driver Mark Martin isn't driving it. Sadler reportedly turned down a full-time Nationwide Series ride with RCR.
Mon, 23 Jul 2012 09:16:20 -0700
Richard Childress Racing driver Elliott Sadler won the Nationwide Series race at Chicagoland Speedway Sunday, July 22. Sadler spent roughly a week in bed resting with a stomach virus, and the team considered replacing him for the race.
Wed, 11 Apr 2012 09:07:21 -0700
Richard Childress Racing driver Elliott Sadler won't take part in the Sprint Cup event at Texas Motor Speedway this weekend. Sadler is a full-time competitor in the Nationwide Series.
Mon, 19 Mar 2012 10:12:25 -0700
Richard Childress Racing driver Elliott Sadler won the Nationwide Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway Saturday, March 17. He's won two Nationwide races in the last three weeks after going 14 years without a Nationwide victory.
Tue, 06 Mar 2012 09:45:19 -0800
Michael Waltrip Racing announced Tuesday, March 6, that driver Elliott Sadler will not drive in five Sprint Cup races for the team in the No. 55 car. Richard Childress Racing, Sadler's Nationwide Series team, decided it was "in our best interest for me to focus on Nationwide."
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