Elliott Sadler (photo courtesy of NASCAR Media) Richard Childress Racing scaled back to three full-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team for 2012 due to a lack of sponsorship funding for its No. 33 car, but the organization has since found sponsors to field the No. 33 for a partial 2012 schedule.
In addition to Brendan Gaughan, who had already announced part-time schedules in the Nationwide and Camping World Truck series with RCR for 2012, racing the No. 33 Cup car in four races in March with backing for South Point Casino, RCR Nationwide Series full-time driver Elliott Sadler has signed on for at least one Sprint Cup race behind the wheel of the No. 33.
With backing from General Mills and Kroger, Sadler will pilot the No. 33 car in the season-opening Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 26.
“We’re looking forward to having Elliott, Kroger and General Mills team up on the No. 33 Chevy with Gil (Martin) serving as crew chief for this year’s Daytona 500,” car owner Ri...