Elliott Sadler

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Elliott Sadler
Elliott Sadler 2014 Gardner Denver 200 at Road America.jpg
Sadler at Road America in 2014
Born Elliott William Barnes Sadler
(1975-04-30) April 30, 1975 (age 43)
Emporia, Virginia
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg)
Achievements 1983–1984 Virginia State Karting Championship
North Carolina Gold Cup 1991–1992
1995 South Boston Speedway track champion
2017 NASCAR Xfinity Series regular season champion
Awards 2011 NASCAR Nationwide Series Most Popular Driver
20162017 NASCAR Xfinity Series Most Popular Driver
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
438 races run over 16 years
2017 position 53rd
Best finish 9th (2004)
First race 1998 Coca-Cola 600 (Charlotte)
Last race 2017 Coke Zero 400 (Daytona)
First win 2001 Food City 500 (Bristol)
Last win 2004 Pop Secret 500 (California)
Wins Top tens Poles
3 69 8
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
389 races run over 21 years
Car no., team No. 1 (JR Motorsports)
2017 position 2nd
Best finish 2nd (2011, 2012, 2016, 2017)
First race 1995 Ford Credit 300 (South Boston)
Last race 2018 Go Bowling 250 (Richmond)
First win 1997 Core States Advantage 200 (Nazareth)
Last win 2016 VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 (Kentucky)
Wins Top tens Poles
13 224 18
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
20 races run over 5 years
2011 position 88th
Best finish 24th (2010)
First race 2000 Kroger 200 (Richmond)
Last race 2011 Ford 200 (Homestead)
First win 2010 Pocono Mountains 125 (Pocono)
Wins Top tens Poles
1 10 2
Statistics current as of September 21, 2018.

Elliott William Barnes Sadler (born April 30, 1975) is an American professional stock car racing driver. He currently competes full-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, driving the No. 1 Chevrolet Camaro for JR Motorsports. Sadler is one of 31 drivers who have at least one win in each of NASCAR's top three series. Sadler was born in Emporia, Virginia; he is the younger brother of former NASCAR driver Hermie Sadler.[1]

Racing career[edit]

Early racing career[edit]

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.[2]

Wood Brothers Racing[edit]

Sadler moved up to the Cup Series full-time in 1999, driving the No. 21 Ford Taurus for Wood Brothers Racing. His best finish that year was 10th at Texas Motor Speedway, and he finished 24th in points, runner-up to Tony Stewart for Rookie of the Year honors. He also returned to the Busch Series on a part-time basis, filling in for the injured Andy Santerre for Innovative Motorsports, his best finish being fifth at California Speedway. He also drove a handful of races for Lyndon Amick. Sadler's only Top 10 finish in 2000 was 7th at Bristol, after failing to qualify at Talladega Superspeedway, and he dropped to 29th in points. He also had a wild flip at Michigan Speedway after cutting a tire in practice.

In 2001, Sadler won his first Cup victory at Bristol, making this the first win for Wood Brothers in eight years.[3] He had another Top 10 run and finished 20th in points. After seven Top 10s and a fall to 23rd in points in 2002, Sadler left for Robert Yates Racing to drive the No. 38 Ford, replacing Ricky Rudd.

Robert Yates Racing[edit]

In 2003, his first season of competition with Robert Yates, Sadler won the pole at both Darlington Raceway and Talladega Superspeedway, and finished 22nd in points. That year, he had a vicious crash at Talladega after near-contact with Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and touched the right-front fender of Kurt Busch. His car flew into the air, flipped twice, landed on his roof, spun towards the banking, and flipped six times. Sadler emerged uninjured.

Sadler in 2007

Sadler started the 2004 season with a Top 10 finish in the Daytona 500 and six races later, he won at Texas Motor Speedway for his 2nd career win. He stayed in the Top 10 in points all season and won at California Speedway, beating Kasey Kahne and Mark Martin. He made the Chase, and finished a career high ninth in the championship points standings. He had another flip-crash at Talladega after he spun out and blew over onto his roof. Sadler also was uninjured in that crash, and he was even able to drive his car back to the garage.

Sadler failed to win a race again in the 2005 season; however, he did clinch four poles and finished 13th in the points standings. He also made sixteen starts for Robert Yates in the Busch Series, driving the No. 90 Taurus, and had three Top 5 finishes. In 2006, Sadler won the pole at Talladega and finished 22nd in points. He made seven starts in the Busch Series and his best finish was second at Richmond. After a lack of results, he left RYR midway through 2006 for Gillett Evernham Motorsports.

Evernham/Petty Motorsports[edit]

Before the start of the 2007 Daytona 500, Sadler was among many other drivers caught in a cheating scandal. Despite being docked 25 points, he still went on to score a season best 6th-place finish. Sadler had many ups and downs throughout the season. In 2007, Sadler led 62 laps, posted two top-10 finishes and finished 25th in points. Sadler had the longest streak without a DNF than any other driver before failing to finish a race in 2007.

2008 car

Sadler struggled in 2008, garnering only 2 top fives, 8 top tens, and 16 top twenties. He had 4 DNFs and 12 finishes of 30th or worse. Sadler led 21 laps in 2008, his fewest since the 2000 season. He ended the year 24th in the NASCAR Cup Series standings.

In December 2008, it was reported that A. J. Allmendinger would replace Sadler in the No. 19 Best Buy Dodge for Gillett Evernham Motorsports in 2009.[4] Sadler threatened a lawsuit for breach of contract; however, the lawsuit was dropped after the GEM – Petty Enterprises merger and he returned to the ride for 2009.

After all of the offseason issues Sadler found himself in the No. 19 Stanley Tools Dodge for Richard Petty Motorsports in the 2009 Sprint Cup Series season. In the 2009 Daytona 500 Sadler took the lead on Lap 123 and stayed in the lead for the final stages in the race. On the last green flag lap Sadler got passed by Matt Kenseth and seconds later the caution came out. Kenseth wound up finishing first while Sadler came up in fifth. He ended the year 26th in the Sprint Cup Series standings.

In 2010 Sadler returned to RPM and run the No. 19 Ford. During the year however, Sadler announced that he will be leaving the No. 19 Ford after the 2010 season. He ran a part-time schedule in the Camping World Truck Series in the No. 2 Hunt Brothers Pizza Chevrolet Silverado for Kevin Harvick Incorporated.[5] In this ride, Sadler won his first NASCAR race in 6 years at Pocono in the Pocono Mountains 125 in July.

The next day Sadler was involved in a wreck where he hit the inside fence (a blind spot on the track, not well-recorded by video cameras) after being hit from behind by A. J. Allmendinger. Kurt Busch was hit from behind by Jimmie Johnson causing him to spin into Clint Bowyer who received little damage but still finished 12th. The wreck was so horrific it threw the engine away from the car and caused the race to be red flagged for 25 minutes to clean up the wreck. There were several reports by fans that his car flew through the air. With a grimace on his face, he climbed out of the car and laid down on the track. He was taken to the medical facility where he later emerged and gave an interview to on hand media personnel. He said he was fine & was a little sore, but had the breath knocked out of him and had taken "the hardest hit of his career" at Pocono. He was proud of his team back home that had built a safe car and of the pit crew and of all of the hard work they had put into the race thus far. On August 3, Sadler announced on NASCAR Now that NASCAR told him it was the hardest head-on crash ever recorded in NASCAR history. On November 5, 2010 Sadler won the pole for the AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway qualifying at 195.397, the fastest qualifying speed since 1999.

KHI and RCR[edit]

Sadler racing at Road America in 2011

On November 5, 2010. Sadler announced a 2-year deal to drive the No. 2 OneMain Financial Chevrolet for Kevin Harvick Inc. in the Nationwide Series and also will drive a selected number of races in the Camping World Truck Series. Sadler took the championship points lead in the Nationwide Series after the eleventh race in the 2011 season. He ended up finishing second in points with 24 top-ten finishes in 34 events.[6]

At the end of the 2011 season, KHI's Nationwide Series operations were absorbed by Richard Childress Racing and Sadler moved to RCR for 2012, remaining in the No. 2. In addition, Sadler ran in the 2012 Daytona 500 for RCR in the No. 33 Chevrolet,.[7]

On March 3, 2012, Sadler won the Nationwide Series Bashas' Supermarkets 200 at Phoenix, his first win since October 31, 1998 at North Carolina Motor Speedway, a span of 91 races.[8][9]

Sadler had been announced on March 3 as the third driver of the Michael Waltrip Racing's No. 55 Toyota,[10] but Childress wanted Sadler to focus on the Nationwide championship, so the deal was nixed.[11]

On March 17, Sadler won at Bristol, making it the first year since the mid-1990s that the first four NNS races have been won by non-Sprint Cup drivers. It also had Sadler winning two of the first four races of the season.

On July 22, Sadler held off hard charging Ricky Stenhouse Jr. at Chicagoland Speedway to collect his third win of the season, and held on to his point lead over Stenhouse and Austin Dillon.

Sadler got black flagged after supposedly jumping the restart at the inaugural Indiana 250. Elliott's point lead vanished nearly after the black flag. The week after he dominated the U.S. Cellular 250 at Iowa en route to his 4th win of the year. Heading into Phoenix, Sadler was once again caught up in a late crash, which ended his championship hopes. He would finish 2nd in points again to Stenhouse. He would later announce his move to Joe Gibbs Racing for 2013, taking OneMain Financial with him.[12]

Joe Gibbs Racing[edit]

Sadler's 2013 Nationwide car

In addition to running the full Nationwide Series schedule for Joe Gibbs Racing, Sadler announced in March that he would be competing in three Sprint Cup Series events for the team, driving the No. 81 Toyota.[13] Sadler ran one race with Alert Energy before it and other Caffeine gums were pulled from the market. He attempted Talladega with Doublemint but failed to qualify due to rain.

At Loudon in 2013, Sadler was running in the top ten with 10 laps left in the race. With 6 laps to go, Sadler pulled a block on Regan Smith. The two drivers got contact that sent Sadler around into the grasses. After the race ended, Sadler and Smith argued on pit road with Sadler vowing to Smith that "you will not win this championship mark my words.". Although Smith apologized, their rivalry was renewed during the inaugural race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course a few weeks later, when Smith passed Sadler for a spot through contact. When Sadler was running behind Smith a few laps later, Sadler retaliated, sending Smith into a crash collecting Ron Fellows.[14] After medical issues forced Brian Vickers to sit out the end of the 2013 racing season, Sadler was named to drive the No. 55 MWR for the final four Sprint Cup races of 2013.[15]

After going winless, he won the 2014 Aaron's 312 after defending Chris Buescher and Regan Smith, It was his first win since 2012 and his first with Gibbs.

On October 31, 2014, it was announced Sadler would join Roush Fenway Racing in the No. 1 for 2015,.[16] During the O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge, Sadler became ill and exited the car during the first caution. He was relieved by Clint Bowyer.[17]

Roush Fenway Racing[edit]

2015 Roush Fenway car at Road America

On October 30, 2014, Roush Fenway Racing announced that Sadler would drive the No. 1 car in the Xfinity Series in 2015. This marked Sadler's reunion with former owner and engine builder Doug Yates, and his fourth stint with manufacturer Ford. In that season he got 4 top 5s and 17 top 10s, although he did not get a win that season, and finished 6th in the standings. [18]

JR Motorsports[edit]

On October 2, 2015, Dale Earnhardt Jr. announced that Sadler would drive for JR Motorsports in the Xfinity Series in 2016. This marked the fifth team Sadler has joined since the 2011 season, when he competed for Kevin Harvick Inc. His journey has taken him from KHI to Richard Childress Racing (2012), Joe Gibbs Racing (2013–2014), Roush Fenway and now JRM.[19] On January 6, 2016, Sadler's car number was officially revealed as No. 1.[20]

2016 JR Motorsports car at Road America

Sadler started out his season with a few top tens. Sadler ultimately broke through at the Sparks Energy 300 at Talladega. On the final lap it looked like Sadler was set to being the runner-up. Sadler battled Joey Logano on the final lap. When Logano blocked, he spun out from contact from Elliott. Elliott dipped below the yellow line to avoid a spinning Joey. Brennan Poole passed Sadler for the lead just as a caution came out. After a 5-minute delay, with both drivers, Poole and Sadler, waiting on the front-stretch for NASCAR's word, NASCAR ultimately determined that Sadler had been ahead at the moment of caution, dropping Poole to third, and elevating Sadler to first place. The finish was a 1–2 finish for JR Motorsports with Sadler winning and teammate Justin Allgaier finishing second.

Sadler would return to Victory lane at Darlington in the VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero 200, beating out Denny Hamlin. The two wins would automatically lock Sadler in the inaugural Xfinity Chase. Sadler was one of three driver starting the chase with wins. In round one, Sadler won the race at Kentucky. Sadler, with a few more top tens, moved on to the championship four at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Sadler went on to score a runner-up finish in the championship for the third time in his career.

In 2017, Sadler returned to the Cup Series part-time with Tommy Baldwin Racing, driving the No. 7 in the Daytona 500.[21]His last start in the Cup series was late 2013. As one of the two fastest non-chartered cars in qualifying, he was able to lock himself into the race before the Can-Am Duels. He ended up qualifying for the next 2 plate races at Talladega in May and then Daytona in July and was going to drive in the Coca-Cola 600, but gave the ride to J.J. Yeley for unknown reason. [22]

In his 800th NASCAR start at Iowa's American Ethanol E15 250, Sadler came back from the rear of the field and ended up having a great night, but was still unable to get his first win of the season. He had a great shot to win Daytona but could not, instead pushing teammate William Byron past the overtime line as a crash took place, sealing the win for Byron.

Sadler clinched the first NASCAR XFINITY Series Regular Season Championship with a fifth-place finish in the Virginia 529 College Savings 250 at Richmond Raceway.[23]

Sadler entered the night with a 91-point edge over JR Motorsports teammate William Byron and needed to come out of the race ahead by at least 61 points in the standings. Sadler finished the race 95 points ahead of Byron. Sadler was official awarded the championship trophy and the 15 bonus points towards the NASCAR playoffs the following weekend at Chicagoland Speedway; the final race of the regular season. Despite not winning a single regular season race, Sadler led the series with 11 top fives, an average finish of 9.5, and spent all but two weeks on top of the points standings. Sadler entered the playoffs as the third seed behind William Byron and Justin Allgaier[24] and scored his 4th runner-up finish in the championship despite going winless. On February 17, 2018, he finished second to Tyler Reddick at Daytona International Speedway for the PowerShares QQQ 300 with a margin of 0.0004 seconds.

On August 15, 2018, Sadler announced that he would retire from full-time NASCAR competition at the end of the 2018 Xfinity Series season.[25]

Personal life[edit]

He graduated from Brunswick Academy. Sadler is heavily involved in the Autism Speaks charity. In 2008, Best Buy (his sponsor) sponsored the Best Buy 400 Benefiting Student Clubs of Autism Speaks at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Delaware. His car had a custom paint scheme specifically for that race.

He was the cover athlete on EA Sports NASCAR 07 and was also on the special edition NASCAR 09.

Sadler is married, to Amanda, and they have two children.[26]

Motorsports career results[edit]

NASCAR[edit]

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Monster Energy Cup Series[edit]

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 MENCC Pts
1997 Team SABCO 40 Chevy DAY CAR RCH ATL DAR TEX BRI MAR SON TAL CLT DOV POC MCH CAL DAY NHA POC IND GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH NHA DOV MAR CLT
DNQ
TAL CAR PHO ATL NA -
1998 Diamond Ridge Motorsports 92 Chevy DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR BRI TEX MAR TAL CAL CLT
42
DOV RCH MCH POC SON NHA POC IND GLN MCH BRI
24
NHA DAR RCH DOV MAR CLT TAL DAY PHO CAR ATL 57th 128
1999 Wood Brothers Racing 21 Ford DAY
40
CAR
38
LVS
33
ATL
31
DAR
36
TEX
10
BRI
26
MAR
28
TAL
29
CAL
21
RCH
23
CLT
17
DOV
27
MCH
36
POC
20
SON
18
DAY
22
NHA
20
POC
21
IND
21
GLN
18
MCH
11
BRI
35
DAR
14
RCH
17
NHA
14
DOV
12
MAR
25
CLT
26
TAL
21
CAR
18
PHO
27
HOM
18
ATL
16
24th 3191
2000 DAY
38
CAR
28
LVS
41
ATL
14
DAR
12
BRI
41
TEX
39
MAR
29
TAL
DNQ
CAL
43
RCH
24
CLT
21
DOV
16
MCH
27
POC
16
SON
38
DAY
18
NHA
16
POC
29
IND
34
GLN
28
MCH
40
BRI
7
DAR
18
RCH
42
NHA
13
DOV
26
MAR
32
CLT
16
TAL
17
CAR
19
PHO
30
HOM
28
ATL
42
29th 2762
2001 DAY
18
CAR
11
LVS
20
ATL
31
DAR
17
BRI
1
TEX
16
MAR
21
TAL
39
CAL
23
RCH
23
CLT
19
DOV
18
MCH
40
POC
18
SON
17
DAY
3
CHI
15
NHA
40
POC
26
IND
23
GLN
30
MCH
15
BRI
11
DAR
29
RCH
31
DOV
14
KAN
23
CLT
37
MAR
17
TAL
40
PHO
33
CAR
23
HOM
36
ATL
24
NHA
19
20th 3471
2002 DAY
2
CAR
31
LVS
28
ATL
19
DAR
2
BRI
41
TEX
17
MAR
28
TAL
40
CAL
39
RCH
21
CLT
33
DOV
10
POC
15
MCH
26
SON
6
DAY
12
CHI
21
NHA
10
POC
21
IND
35
GLN
43
MCH
27
BRI
42
DAR
19
RCH
34
NHA
35
DOV
25
KAN
18
TAL
36
CLT
19
MAR
34
ATL
18
CAR
16
PHO
10
HOM
9
23rd 3418
2003 Robert Yates Racing 38 Ford DAY
23
CAR
9
LVS
42
ATL
6
DAR
7
BRI
21
TEX
41*
TAL
3
MAR
5
CAL
23
RCH
37
CLT
36
DOV
33
POC
9
MCH
17
SON
22
DAY
24
CHI
9
NHA
27
POC
14
IND
42
GLN
15
MCH
12
BRI
38
DAR
9
RCH
39
NHA
8
DOV
19
TAL
30
KAN
42
CLT
43
MAR
28
ATL
17
PHO
20
CAR
21
HOM
21
22nd 3525
2004 DAY
7
CAR
18
LVS
6
ATL
29
DAR
5
BRI
14
TEX
1
MAR
12
TAL
28
CAL
22
RCH
12
CLT
5
DOV
18
POC
12
MCH
5
SON
10
DAY
26
CHI
21
NHA
15
POC
10
IND
3
GLN
15
MCH
32
BRI
5
CAL
1
RCH
17
NHA
8
DOV
20
TAL
22
KAN
4
CLT
7
MAR
32
ATL
36
PHO
38
DAR
23
HOM
34
9th 6024
2005 DAY
11
CAL
8
LVS
29
ATL
10
BRI
2
MAR
9
TEX
28
PHO
11
TAL
6
DAR
20
RCH
7
CLT
13
DOV
10
POC
21
MCH
8
SON
6
DAY
21
CHI
37
NHA
39
POC
16
IND
32
GLN
12
MCH
39
BRI
13
CAL
17
RCH
17
NHA
30
DOV
6
TAL
34
KAN
12
CLT
27*
MAR
29
ATL
10
TEX
9
PHO
11
HOM
23
13th 4084
2006 DAY
4
CAL
23
LVS
14
ATL
29
BRI
13
MAR
6
TEX
33
PHO
37
TAL
16
RCH
13
DAR
29
CLT
30
DOV
40
POC
20
MCH
22
SON
8
DAY
6
CHI
29
NHA
25
POC
32
IND
43
GLN
7
22nd 3469
Evernham Motorsports 19 Dodge MCH
10
BRI
39
CAL
16
RCH
13
NHA
6
DOV
16
KAN
40
TAL
29
CLT
35
MAR
38
ATL
21
TEX
37
PHO
17
HOM
36
2007 DAY
6
CAL
24
LVS
14
ATL
18
BRI
27
MAR
24
TEX
17
PHO
34
TAL
15
RCH
27
DAR
21
CLT
36
DOV
26
POC
21
MCH
35
SON
14
NHA
33
DAY
33
CHI
33
IND
28
POC
32
25th 3140
Gillett Evernham Motorsports GLN
17
MCH
32
BRI
29
CAL
35
RCH
27
NHA
38
DOV
17
KAN
8
TAL
24
CLT
41
MAR
40
ATL
14
TEX
12
PHO
27
HOM
38
2008 DAY
6
CAL
24
LVS
12
ATL
43
BRI
19
MAR
15
TEX
26
PHO
41
TAL
29
RCH
20
DAR
42
CLT
8
DOV
42
POC
34
MCH
9
SON
19
NHA
5
DAY
39
CHI
12
IND
4
POC
27
GLN
15
MCH
9
BRI
32
CAL
34
RCH
37
NHA
24
DOV
27
KAN
10
TAL
10
CLT
20
MAR
41
ATL
25
TEX
35
PHO
30
HOM
28
24th 3364
2009 Richard Petty Motorsports DAY
5
CAL
25
LVS
29
ATL
20
BRI
20
MAR
31
TEX
32
PHO
32
TAL
19
RCH
25
DAR
14
CLT
31
DOV
27
POC
25
MCH
12
SON
10
NHA
26
DAY
10
CHI
27
IND
40
POC
24
GLN
32
MCH
25
BRI
26
ATL
21
RCH
34
NHA
8
DOV
30
KAN
20
CAL
32
CLT
26
MAR
21
TEX
22
PHO
28
HOM
41
26th 3350
Ford TAL
9
2010 DAY
24
CAL
24
LVS
27
ATL
19
BRI
20
MAR
24
PHO
31
TEX
18
TAL
33
RCH
38
DAR
21
DOV
28
CLT
21
POC
31
MCH
21
SON
17
NHA
19
DAY
22
CHI
21
IND
38
POC
34
GLN
29
MCH
9
BRI
29
ATL
41
RCH
27
NHA
21
DOV
17
KAN
28
CAL
13
CLT
26
MAR
28
TAL
14
TEX
23
PHO
28
HOM
28
27th 3234
2012 Richard Childress Racing 33 Chevy DAY
27
PHO LVS BRI CAL MAR TEX KAN RCH TAL DAR CLT DOV POC MCH SON KEN DAY NHA IND POC GLN MCH BRI ATL RCH CHI NHA DOV TAL CLT KAN MAR TEX PHO HOM 69th 01
2013 Joe Gibbs Racing 81 Toyota DAY PHO LVS BRI CAL MAR TEX KAN
40
RCH TAL
DNQ
DAR CLT DOV POC MCH SON KEN DAY NHA IND POC GLN MCH BRI ATL RCH CHI NHA DOV KAN CLT TAL 56th 01
Michael Waltrip Racing 55 Toyota MAR
25
TEX
19
PHO
25
HOM
14
2017 Tommy Baldwin Racing 7 Chevy DAY
20
ATL LVS PHO CAL MAR TEX BRI RCH TAL
17
KAN CLT DOV POC MCH SON DAY
21
KEN NHA IND POC GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH CHI NHA DOV CLT TAL KAN MAR TEX PHO HOM 53rd 01
Daytona 500[edit]
Year Team Manufacturer Start Finish
1999 Wood Brothers Racing Ford 38 40
2000 40 38
2001 40 18
2002 41 2
2003 Robert Yates Racing Ford 16 23
2004 2 7
2005 39 11
2006 3 4
2007 Evernham Motorsports Dodge 30 6
2008 Gillett Evernham Motorsports 35 6
2009 Richard Petty Motorsports 30 5
2010 Ford 12 24
2012 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 10 27
2017 Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 40 20

Xfinity Series[edit]

NASCAR Xfinity Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 NXSC Pts
1995 Sadler Racing 46 Chevy DAY CAR RCH ATL NSV DAR BRI HCY NHA NZH CLT DOV MYB GLN MLW TAL SBO
8
IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH
24
DOV CLT CAR HOM 67th 233
1996 DAY CAR RCH
13
ATL NSV DAR BRI HCY
30
NZH
40
CLT DOV SBO
32
MYB GLN MLW NHA
18
TAL IRP
19
35th 1301
Diamond Ridge Motorsports 29 Chevy MCH
9
BRI
13
DAR
32
RCH
23
DOV
7
CLT
DNQ
CAR
36
HOM
5
1997 66 DAY
15
CAR
5
RCH
26
ATL
9
LVS
30
DAR
29
HCY
8
TEX
20
BRI
14
NSV
30
TAL
16
NHA
34
NZH
1*
CLT
21
DOV
12
SBO
22
GLN
11
MLW
2
MYB
1*
GTY
1
IRP
2
MCH
18
BRI
41
DAR
9
RCH
21
DOV
6
CLT
14
CAL
26
CAR
28
HOM
15
5th 3534
1998 DAY
36
CAR
6
LVS
14
NSV
11
DAR
5
BRI
1
TEX
2
HCY
14
TAL
41
NHA
31
NZH
8
CLT
41
DOV
21
RCH
26
PPR
19
GLN
26
MLW
19
MYB
10
CAL
7
SBO
7
IRP
2
MCH
29
BRI
32
DAR
13
RCH
13
DOV
22
CLT
23
GTY
13
CAR
1
ATL
37
HOM
36
8th 3470
1999 Innovative Motorsports 47 Chevy DAY CAR LVS
7
ATL
42
DAR
35
TEX
42
NSV
16
BRI
DNQ
TAL CAL
5
NHA
15
RCH
35
NZH
12
CLT
28
DOV SBO GLN MLW MYB PPR GTY IRP 36th 1454
Team Amick Motorsports 35 Chevy MCH
25
BRI
24
DAR
24
RCH
6
DOV CLT
DNQ
CAR
23
MEM PHO HOM
2000 Andy Petree Racing 15 Chevy DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR BRI TEX NSV TAL CAL RCH NHA CLT DOV SBO MYB GLN MLW NZH PPR GTY IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH
32
DOV CLT CAR
35
MEM 80th 228
51 PHO
20
HOM
2003 Team Rensi Motorsports 35 Ford DAY CAR LVS DAR BRI TEX TAL NSH CAL RCH GTY NZH CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW DAY CHI NHA PPR IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM ATL PHO CAR HOM
36
144th 55
2005 Yates Racing 90 Ford DAY CAL MXC
18
LVS
14
ATL
8
NSH BRI TEX
5
PHO
2
TAL DAR RCH
2
CLT
36
DOV NSH KEN MLW DAY CHI
33
NHA
4
PPR GTY IRP MCH
9
BRI CAL
13
RCH
6
DOV KAN
42
CLT
2
MEM TEX
9
PHO HOM
18
28th 2007
08 GLN
DNQ
2006 90 DAY
28
CAL
32
MXC LVS ATL
30
BRI TEX NSH PHO
32
TAL RCH
18
DAR CLT
19
DOV NSH KEN MLW DAY CHI
38
NHA MAR GTY IRP GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM TEX PHO HOM 63rd 550
2007 Evernham Motorsports 9 Dodge DAY CAL MXC LVS ATL BRI NSH TEX PHO
14
TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW NHA DAY CHI GTY IRP CGV GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM 101st 212
Gillett Evernham Motorsports TEX
24
PHO HOM
2008 DAY CAL
27
LVS ATL BRI NSH TEX PHO MXC TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW NHA DAY CHI
21
GTY IRP CGV GLN MCH BRI
21
CAL RCH
19
DOV KAN CLT MEM TEX PHO HOM 71st 388
2009 Braun Racing 10 Toyota DAY CAL LVS BRI TEX NSH PHO TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW NHA
18
DAY CHI GTY IRP IOW GLN MCH BRI CGV ATL RCH DOV KAN CAL CLT MEM TEX PHO HOM 126th 109
2010 JR Motorsports 88 Chevy DAY CAL LVS BRI NSH PHO TEX TAL RCH DAR DOV CLT NSH KEN ROA NHA
13
DAY CHI GTY IRP IOW GLN MCH
7
RCH
13
DOV
31
KAN CAL CLT GTY TEX PHO HOM 62nd 649
Kevin Harvick Inc 33 Chevy BRI
3
CGV ATL
2011 2 DAY
38
PHO
12
LVS
12
BRI
4
CAL
5
TEX
5
TAL
5
NSH
13
RCH
4
DAR
3
DOV
6
IOW
5
CLT
10
CHI
11
MCH
8
ROA
4
DAY
8*
KEN
5
NHA
12
NSH
30
IRP
16
IOW
3
GLN
10
CGV
10
BRI
8
ATL
10
RCH
6
CHI
6
DOV
14
KAN
3
CLT
4
TEX
9
PHO
27
HOM
6
2nd 1177
2012 Richard Childress Racing DAY
3
PHO
1
LVS
3
BRI
1
CAL
9
TEX
12
RCH
6
TAL
10
DAR
24
IOW
2
CLT
5
DOV
7
MCH
11
ROA
15
KEN
9
DAY
6
NHA
7
CHI
1
IND
15
IOW
1
GLN
12
CGV
4
BRI
5
ATL
4
RCH
12
CHI
8
KEN
5*
DOV
4
CLT
3
KAN
4
TEX
11
PHO
22
HOM
9
2nd 1228
2013 Joe Gibbs Racing 11 Toyota DAY
15
PHO
5
LVS
5
BRI
36
CAL
7
TEX
13
RCH
6
TAL
11
DAR
2
CLT
13
DOV
28
IOW
3
MCH
8
ROA
9
KEN
2
DAY
3
NHA
18
CHI
4*
IND
13
IOW
8
GLN
5
MOH
6
BRI
10
ATL
18
RCH
8
CHI
19
KEN
14
DOV
5
KAN
10
CLT
36
TEX
7
PHO
8
HOM
16
4th 1090
2014 DAY
5
PHO
6
LVS
13
BRI
17
CAL
5
TEX
10
DAR
2
RCH
6
TAL
1*
IOW
5
CLT
12
DOV
9
MCH
17
ROA
9
KEN
10
DAY
21
NHA
6
CHI
10
IND
15
IOW
10
GLN
7
MOH
7
BRI
29
ATL
10
RCH
8
CHI
6
KEN
13
DOV
5
KAN
7
CLT
9
TEX
9
PHO
3
HOM
9
3rd 1154
2015 Roush Fenway Racing 1 Ford DAY
19
ATL
18
LVS
13
PHO
12
CAL
10
TEX
11
BRI
10
RCH
16
TAL
7
IOW
8
CLT
9
DOV
21
MCH
5
CHI
11
DAY
2
KEN
5
NHA
17
IND
5
IOW
8
GLN
8
MOH
6
BRI
31
ROA
12
DAR
11
RCH
24
CHI
8
KEN
11
DOV
9
CLT
10
KAN
12
TEX
10
PHO
9
HOM
13
6th 1075
2016 JR Motorsports Chevy DAY
4
ATL
9
LVS
8
PHO
8
CAL
5
TEX
7
BRI
15
RCH
3
TAL
1
DOV
6
CLT
28
POC
6
MCH
5
IOW
6
DAY
18
KEN
6
NHA
10
IND
6
IOW
3
GLN
6
MOH
9
BRI
4
ROA
8
DAR
1*
RCH
4
CHI
3
KEN
1
DOV
7
CLT
2
KAN
2
TEX
6
PHO
13
HOM
3
2nd 4038
2017 DAY
24*
ATL
5
LVS
8
PHO
5
CAL
7
TEX
10
BRI
4
RCH
7
TAL
2
CLT
35
DOV
7
POC
4
MCH
3
IOW
8
DAY
2
KEN
12
NHA
7
IND
4
IOW
12
GLN
18
MOH
6
BRI
3
ROA
14
DAR
33
RCH
5
CHI
3
KEN
6
DOV
9
CLT
10
KAN
7
TEX
4
PHO
18
HOM
8
2nd 4029
2018 DAY
2
ATL
5
LVS
5
PHO
9
CAL
3
TEX
8
BRI
4
RCH
3
TAL
5
DOV
2
CLT
5
POC
6
MCH
30
IOW
28
CHI
6
DAY
2
KEN
12
NHA
8
IOW
6
GLN
12
MOH
6
BRI
6
ROA
5
DAR
5
IND
35
LVS
5
RCH
6
CLT DOV KAN TEX PHO HOM -* -*

Camping World Truck Series[edit]

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 NCWTC Pts
2000 Long Brothers Racing 84 Ford DAY HOM PHO MMR MAR PIR GTY MEM PPR EVG TEX KEN GLN MLW NHA NZH MCH IRP NSV CIC RCH
29
DOV TEX CAL 104th 76
2001 DAY HOM MMR MAR GTY DAR PPR DOV TEX MEM MLW KAN KEN NHA IRP NSH CIC NZH RCH
30
SBO TEX LVS PHO CAL 107th 73
2003 Long Brothers Racing 84 Ford DAY DAR MMR MAR CLT DOV TEX MEM MLW KAN KEN GTW MCH IRP NSH BRI RCH NHA CAL LVS SBO TEX MAR
30
PHO HOM 120th 73
2010 Kevin Harvick, Inc. 2 Chevy DAY
20
ATL MAR NSH KAN DOV
24
CLT
5
TEX MCH
9
IOW GTY IRP POC
1*
NSH DAR BRI
26
CHI KEN NHA LVS MAR TAL TEX
5
PHO HOM
13
24th 1061
2011 DAY
2
PHO DAR
7
MAR KEN
6
IOW NSH
9
IRP
24
POC MCH 88th 01
21 NSH
18
DOV CLT KAN TEX
Joe Denette Motorsports 24 Chevy BRI
9
ATL CHI NHA KEN LVS TAL MAR
19
TEX HOM
7

* Season still in progress.
1 Ineligible for series championship points.

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