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Friday, February 17, 2006

The 43 Days of Daytona - 13th Place in 2005

Over the 43 days leading up to the Daytona 500, I'll be doing a short review/preview of the Top 43 Drivers of 2005.


Elliott Sadler
#38 - M&Ms

He ran the full 2005 season in the Robert Yates Racing #38. He had 4 poles, no win, 4 Top 5's, and 12 Top 10's. His winnings were $5,024,120.

Sadler has signed on to be the 4th seat on the Speed Channel's Friday night Trackside Live show when after July 7th, Darrell Waltrip steps aside.

Teamed with Tommy Baldwin, Elliott has a quality crew chief who knows what it takes to get things done in NASCAR. This could bode well for the M&Ms #38 Ford Fusion.

Hmmm...just dawned on me...Slugger Labe left the #19 for Yates and is working with Dale Jarrett and, then, Tommy Baldwin leaves the #9 for Yates and is working with Elliott Sadler...I'm willing to bet that Everham and Yates really, really don't like each other right now.

Will sponsorship be big enough to allow the team to field a car every week? Yes.

Do I think he could go win a championship? The equipment is there. The crew chief is there. The question becomes whether Elliott is ready to run for a championship. I'm going to say yes...eventually, but not this year.

Do I think he could win a race or two and have a good season? Yes. Elliott should absolutely win at least one race this year.


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