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Published on June 16th, 2010 | by Michael J Smith


Sadler To Drive For JRM; JRM Announces New Sponsor

JR Motorsports announced that it has signed Elliott Sadler to drive the No. 88 Chevy in 10 Nationwide Series races this season.

He will drive at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in June, O’Reilly Raceway Park in July, Michigan International Speedway in August, Richmond International Raceway and Dover International Speedway in September, Kansas Speedway and Auto Club Speedway in October, and Texas Motor Speedway, Phoenix International Raceway, and Homestead-Miami Speedway in November.

Sadler said:

Dale Jr. and I have been friends since our days of racing late models, so it’s a great opportunity for us to partner together in the Nationwide Series. 

Dale Jr said:

Elliott is a really good buddy of mine, and I’m happy that he has agreed to race our cars on a limited basis this year.  By now everybody knows our situation.  We are looking for the next full-time replacement for the No. 88, but in the meantime we’ve called upon some proven racers to keep it up front, capture points, and contend for wins. 

In eight of those races, Sadler will drive the No. 88 Grand Touring Vodka Chevy. In the other two races (New Hampshire and Dover), Sadler will drive the No. 88 Realtree Outfitters Chevy. Delta Apparel signed on as a primary sponsor of JRM’s No. 88  to feature its Realtree Outfitters brand on the car for five races.

Sadler said:

Everyone knows that I hunt every single day during the off-season.  So, this was like a dream come true for me to have a chance to represent Realtree Outfitters at my inaugural race with JR Motorsports. … We’re mixing together my two biggest passions in life: racing and the outdoors.  I’m going to go out and give it everything I have to put this No. 88 in victory lane for these 10 races.

Dale Earnhardt Jr will also drive the No. 88 Realtree Outfitters Chevy at Bristol Motor Speedway in August. Realtree will also appear on the car at Iowa Speedway in July and Gateway International Raceway in October. Drivers for those races have yet to be determined.

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