Robert Yates Racing announced today that Elliott Sadler has requested and been granted a release from his contract, to take effect at the conclusion of the 2006 season. Yates has begun searching for a driver to take over the No. 38 Ford Fusion in 2007.
Team owner Robert Yates said, "We would like to thank Elliott for his commitment to our organization over the past four seasons and for all the success we've enjoyed together. are excited about the opportunity to find a new driver who will continue the successful run of the #38 Ford as we maintain our focus on the future of our organization."
General Manager Doug Yates agreed, saying, "Our objective is to finish the season on a strong note. Our goal is to continue to build this team so we will be better positioned to contend for the championship next season."
Sadler has made no comment on the move, but will address the media tomorrow morning at Pocono Raceway.