In the spotlight: Elliott Sadler

Posted: Thursday, August 01, 2002

HOMETOWN: Emporia, Va.

LIVES: Emporia, Va.

JOB: Driver for Wood Brothers Racing No. 21 Motorcraft Ford Taurus.

CAREER NOTES:

Won his first NASCAR Winston Cup Series race at Bristol, Tenn., in 2001 ... Informed Wood Brothers Racing he wanted out of his contract at the end of this season to pursue the possible opening in the No. 28 Robert Yates Ford ... Said if Ricky Rudd returns to Yates and he wins a couple races late in the year, he would consider a return to the Wood Brothers ... Won more than 700 go-kart races before moving up to stock cars.

PERSONAL noteS: Favorite sandwich is a bologna burger a thick slab of bologna cooked on the grill like a hamburger ... Invited the town of Emporia to his house for a cookout after winning at Bristol last year.



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