Sunday, April 30, 2017

Elliott Sadler Born In Emporia, Virginia - April 30, 1975

April 30, 1975
Elliott Sadler
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Born in Emporia, Virginia, USA.
Sadler began racing in go-karts at the age of seven, and moved up to the Late Model stock car division at the local race track. His accomplishments include over 200 total wins, the 1983–84 Virginia State Karting Championship, and the North Carolina Gold Cup in 1991–92.

When he turned 18, he moved to the Winston Racing Series and ran full-time beginning in 1993. That same year, he achieved his first victory. In 1995, he was crowned track champion at South Boston Speedway, winning 13 races including a 6-race winning streak.


Sadler was a six-sport athlete in high school, participating in football, basketball, baseball, cross country, soccer, and golf. He was recruited by over 20 universities to play college basketball, and ended up accepting a basketball scholarship from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. However, he injured his knee before his freshman season and needed two surgeries, eventually quitting school to focus on racing.

The 2011 NASCAR Nationwide Series "Most Popular Driver". He is the younger brother of former NASCAR driver Hermie Sadler. He currently competes full-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, driving the No. 1 Chevrolet Camaro for JR Motorsports. Sadler is one of twenty-six drivers who have at least one win each of NASCAR's top three series.

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