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 twenty-six drivers who have at least one win each of NASCAR's top three series. Sadler was born in Emporia, Virginia; he is the younger brother of former NASCAR driver Hermie Sadler.
William Clyde "Chase" Elliott II (born November 28, 1995) is an American professional stock car racing driver. He currently competes full-time in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, driving the No. 24 Chevrolet SS for Hendrick Motorsports and part-time in the Xfinity Series, driving the No.
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.
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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.
Prior to that he was a play-by-play announcer for ESPNU college football coverage and Ultimate Fighting Championship airing on Versus. He also did play-by-play for college football on the MountainWest Sports Network and the CBS Sports Network as well as college basketball for the ESPN networks and the CBS Sports Network. He calls college football and basketball for the NBC Sports Network.