6 Questions with Elliott Sadler

6 Questions with Elliott Sadler

Michelle Hoskin

Michelle@racegear.com

March 10, 2015

 

I recently had the opportunity to chat with Elliott Sadler from Roush Fenway Racing. Elliott currently drives the No. 1 OneMain Financial Ford Mustang for Roush Fenway Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. 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.

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. (1)

 

2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series, Atlanta

Elliott inside the Daytona Speedway Garage

 

 

6 Questions with Elliott Sadler:

 

Michelle H.: If you could relive any moment in your life, what would it be?

Elliott Sadler: I’m pretty happy living in the present. I’ve been able to accomplish a lot inside of a racecar and out so I’m more focused on going forward than I am going back… I always say there’s a reason the windshield is way bigger than the rearview mirror. We are supposed to look forward.

 

MH: What is your favorite track to run?

Elliott: I love Bristol. Nowhere else in the world compares to that track and that environment.

 

MH: Out of the up and coming newer drivers, who do you see having a promising future in racing?

Elliott: Ryan just won Daytona. Buescher has proven he can drive racecars and we all saw Bubba win races last year in trucks. I feel like RFR has a lot of young talent coming up and they are all capable of winning races.

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 Elliott – Daytona International Speedway, 2015

 

MH: What is your favorite vacation destination?

Elliott: Nags Head, NC or Atlantis in the Bahamas.

 

MH: If you could delete a bad moment in your history, what would it be?

Elliott: I don’t like flying so all of the hours I’ve spent on airplanes.

 

MH: Who was your favorite driver growing up and have you met and/or raced against him?

Elliott: I grew up a huge Cale Yarborough fan and Dale Earnhardt fan. I’ve met them both and obviously got to race against Dale and got to know him on a personal level.

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 Elliott inside Victory Lane, Talladega 2014

 

 

External Links:

@Elliott_Sadler – https://twitter.com/Elliott_Sadler

www.facebook.com/ElliottSadlerOfficial

http://www.elliottsadler.com/2014website/home.html

http://www.sadlerfoundation.org/main.shtml

http://www.onemainracing.com/

 

References:

  1. Anderson, Lars (May 26, 2005). “NASCAR’s best athlete – Sadler finally taking advantage of his physical talent”. SI.com. Time Inc. Retrieved March 8th, 2015

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