Originally posted on Race Review Online  |  Last updated 3/5/12

It was reported on Saturday that Elliott Sadler would be driving five Cup races for Michael Waltrip Racing in 2012, but that will not be the case.

After meeting with Richard Childress, Sadler's Nationwide Series team owner, it was determined that it would be best for Sadler not to moonlight in the Cup Series. RCR is in the Chevrolet camp while MWR runs under the Toyota banner, although Sadler said that didn't factor into the discussion.

Rather, the idea is for Sadler to fully focus his efforts on winning the Nationwide title.

In 2011, Sadler finished second in the series standings to Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and didn't win a race. So far in 2012, Sadler is off to a fast start: he finished third at Daytona and at Phoenix earned his first Nationwide Series win since 1998, breaking a 96-race winless streak.

With those two solid finishes in the books, Sadler is now leading the standings by 10 points over Austin Dillon.

Sadler ran the Daytona 500 for Richard Childress Racing, his first Cup race since 2010. He came away with a disappointing 27th-place finish in the No. 33 Chevrolet. Sadler also managed to take out five-time Cup champion Jimmie Johnson and multiple other drivers on Lap 2 of the race.

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