Thursday, July 20, 2006


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.


  1. Anonymous2:37 PM

    Wow! Amazing how the mighty have fallen in such a short time.

    Any word on Sadler taking M&M's with him?

  2. Anonymous3:44 PM

    This is off topic.. but maybe youll see it dave.. is there an email address that comments and questions can be sent to while the show is on? One that gets checked while your on the air. I sometimes have a question to ask that isnt really worth the trouble of calling in for.. i dont think ive heard you say an email address on air, if you have i must be oblivious.

  3. Anonymous5:29 PM

    Rumor is that M&M's is staying with Yates. And Sadler is rumored to be going to the #19 which Mayfield is said to be leaving at the end of the season as well.

  4. Anonymous12:11 PM

    There are still rumors a big(ger)switch is going to occur between a couple of teams, but names have not been mentioned yet.

    Care to spill the beans?

  5. Bevo, M&Ms will remain with Robert Yates Racing.

    Brian, you can e-mail "Sirius Speedway" anytime at

    Ron, Sadler is absolutely going to the #19, with Mayfield moving to Michael Waltrip Racing's #00 Domino's/Burger King Toyota.

    And Not yet.