Originally written on Tireball.com  |  Last updated 9/5/14

RICHMOND, VA - SEPTEMBER 12: Elliott Sadler, driver of the #19 Best Buy Insignia Dodge, waits by his car before the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Chevy Rock & Roll 400 at Richmond International Raceway on September 12, 2009 in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Tandem drafting and a three car team do not work too well. That is why you can expect Elliott Sadler, or someone, will drive the #33 car for Richard Childress Racing in 2012. The #33 car is guaranteed a starting spot in the first five races of the season by virtue of Clint Bowyer’s finish inside the top-35 last season. Bowyer signed a contract to drive for Michael Waltrip Racing in 2012 with sponsorship coming from 5 Hour Energy. Sadler told Dave Moody on SiriusXM that “I’ve said before if I got chance to be in competitive Cup car again, I would jump at the chance,” Sadler said that he has had conversations with Richard Childress but the two sides are still trying to find sponsorship to make it happen. Last season Sadler drove the #2 car for Kevin Harvick Inc and finished second in the Nationwide driver standings. Sadler had previously driven at the Sprint Cup level for teams such as Richard Petty Racing, Yates Racing and the Wood Brothers to name a few. The reason RCR would want a...
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