Sadler strikes Nationwide Series deal

Thursday, Nov. 04, 2010

FORT WORTH, Texas – Elliott Sadler will drive full-time in NASCAR's Nationwide Series in 2011 for Kevin Harvick Inc., the Observer and have learned.

Sadler, who currently drives for Richard Petty Motorsports in the Cup series, was completing a deal Thursday night which will allow him to compete for the Nationwide championship next season in a Chevrolet fielded by KHI, sources said.

KHI has scheduled a news conference for Friday afternoon at Texas Motor Speedway to announce a "2011 program."

KHI was already planning to field its No. 33 Chevy Nationwide team again in 2011, with team co-owner Kevin Harvick driving a large number of the races, as well as Richard Childress Racing drivers Clint Bowyer, Paul Menard and Austin Dillon.

Sadler, 35, won a Truck series race driving for KHI earlier this season at Pocono Raceway.

In 130 career Nationwide starts, Sadler has five wins, 19 top-five and 38 top-10 finishes and six poles. He has run full time in the series since 1998.