NASCAR fans will be seeing plenty of Elliott Sadler during speedweeks at Daytona International Speedway this season.
In addition to his full-time XFINITY Series effort with JR Motorsports, Tommy Baldwin Racing announced today that Sadler will drive the No. 7 Golden Corral Chevrolet in the 59th Daytona 500 next month.
Sadler is excited to be reunited with Baldwin as they worked together back in 2006 at Robert Yates Racing.
“This is a great opportunity for me and everyone affiliated with Tommy Baldwin Racing,” said Sadler. “I love the Daytona 500 and to have Tommy and Golden Corral offer me this opportunity is awesome. Tommy and I have known each other a long time. We actually won a qualifying race for the Daytona 500 together back in 2006. We’re gonna rekindle some of that magic and work our tails off to get our car in the race. I know Tommy is putting a lot of effort into this and we’re gonna go out and get the best result we possibly can for him and TBR’s partners.”
“We look forward to having Elliott join TBR and Golden Corral for the upcoming Daytona 500,” said team owner Tommy Baldwin. “Elliott has always been a strong restrictor plate racer which makes this a great opportunity for everyone involved. We know our fans look forward to the ‘Top10 Kids Eat Free’ promotion every year so we want to capitalize on that and finish the Daytona 500 strong.”
In 435 career starts in NASCAR’s top series, Sadler has won three times (Bristol 2001, Texas and Fontana 2004), scored 19 top-fives and 69 top-10 finishes. Sadler’s career best Daytona 500 finish was second coming in 2002 as part of the Wood Brothers.
Golden Corral returns in its seventh season as primary sponsor at TBR and will once again run their popular “Top 10 Kids Eat Free” promotion. If Sadler finishes inside the top 10 at Daytona, children 10 and under will eat for free at all Golden Corrals nationwide.
“We are excited to be working with Tommy Baldwin Racing for the seventh season,” said Shelley Wolford, Vice President of National Marketing and Media at Golden Corral. “We will be cheering Elliott on to qualify at Daytona and then race for a Top 10 Kids Eat Free finish.”
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