Birthday: April 30, 1975
Hometown: Emporia, VA
Residence: Emporia, VA
Cup Wins: 3
Nationwide Wins: 9
Nationwide Top 5′s: 48
Nationwide Poles: 15
Elliott’s Toyota Camry Race Cars
Elliott Sadler returns to the driver’s seat in the NASCAR Nationwide Series in 2013, competing for the championship in his first season with Joe Gibbs Racing. Sadler will sport the colors of OneMain Financial for 25 races, as well as SportsClips for seven races in the No. 11 Toyota Camry.
Sadler comes from a long line of drivers in his family, including uncle Bud Elliott and father Herman Sadler, who competed at the short tracks of Virginia. Climbing behind the wheel of his first go-kart at age seven, Sadler captured more than 200 victories before moving on to the heavier stock cars. At the age of 18, Sadler joined the ranks of the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series, claiming a track championship title at South Boston (Va.) Speedway in 1995. His success served as a stepping-stone to the NASCAR Nationwide Series when he caught the eye of team owner Gary Bechtel. Bechtel tabbed the young driver to pilot his car in a full-season Nationwide Series effort in 1997.
Sadler wasted little time in proving his ability, capturing the pole for the season-opening event at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway. He rounded out his rookie year with three more pole awards, his first-career Nationwide Series win later at Nazareth (Pa.) Speedway and two other victories finishing fifth in the point standings.