JGR puts Elliott Sadler in Sprint Cup car for three races


Elliott Sadler, NASCAR Nationwide Series driver for Joe Gibbs Racing, is slated to compete in three races for JGR. He’ll be behind the wheel of the No. 81 Toyota on April 21 at Kansas Speedway and in two races at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway on May 5 and Oct. 20.

“I’m really looking forward to representing Alert Energy in the Sprint Cup Series,” Sadler said. “I’ve been lucky to have a long history with Mars, Inc. and am very excited about working with them again in launching this new product. After trying it, I’m a big fan of Alert Energy gum. With my busy schedule, it helps keep me going from one thing to the next

so it’s a perfect match.”

Alert Energy Gum, a product of Wrigley’s, will serve as primary sponsor for all three races.

Sadler’s regular gig is driver of the No. 11 Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing in the Nationwide Series. He raced at the Sprint Cup level full-time from 1999 until 2010 before returning to the Nationwide Series in 2011. He joined Joe Gibbs Racing after leaving Richard Childress Racing at the end of the 2012 race season.

Sadler has three-career wins at the Sprint Cup level, with the last two coming in 2004. He has nine-career Nationwide Series wins, with four of those coming last season. He finished second in the Nationwide Series championship points standings in both 2011 and 2012.

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