Shot by "The Daredevil" at Daytona during Speedweeks 2008
Elliott Sadler's Stats:
Born: April 30, 1975
From: Emporia, Virginia
Lives: Emporia, Virginia
Drives: #19 Best Buy Dodge
For: Richard Petty Motorsports
Teammates:#9 Kasey Kahne
#43 Reed Sorenson #44 AJ Allmendinger
Crew Chief: Kevin Buskirk
Best Year: 2004 Finished 9th in points
Career Wins: 3
NASCAR driver Elliott Sadler was born on April 30, 1975 in Emporia, Virginia. Elliott drives the number 19 Best Buy Dodge Charger for Richard Petty Motorsports.
Sadler began his racing career in 1983 when he was just seven years of age. He started racing go-karts and won over 200 races before he moved up to Late Model Stock Cars, which he raced at the local racetrack. Once he became of age in 1993 he joined the Winston Racing Series. In 1995 he won the South Boston Speedway track championship after 13 wins including six consecutive victories.
Sadler also attended James Madison University in Virginia where he played basketball until he injured his knee, the injury ended his basketball career but allowed him pursue his racing career. In 1995, Sadler made his debut in the NASCAR Nationwide Series driving in two races that season. Sadler raced full time in the NASCAR Nationwide Series in 1997 and 1998 winning five times. In 1999 the Wood Brothers hired Elliott to drive the legendary #21 Ford in the NASCAR Cup Series
Sadler was runner up to
for Rookie of the Year in 1999. He got a new sponsor, Motorcraft, in 2001 and won his first race in his cup career at
Bristol Motor Speedway.
After being in the top ten seven times and falling to the 23rd position in points in 2002 he left Wood Brothers and joined Robert Yates Racing to drive the number 38 M&M's Ford.
In 2004 Elliott had an outstanding year. He had two wins, qualified for the inaugural 'Chase for the Championship' and finished 9th in the final standings
In 2005 Sadler did not have any wins but did have four poles and just missed qualifying for his second consecutive 'Chase for the Championship'. He left the Yates team halfway through the 2006 season and joined Gillett Evernham Motorsports which became Richard Petty Motorsports after a merger in 2009.
2008 brought on new sponsors for Sadler, Best Buy, McDonalds, Stanley Tools and Siemens.
Outside of racing Elliott and his brother Hermie Sadler have founded the Hermie and Elliott Sadler Foundation to help autistic children.