Richard Childress Racing will campaign its #33 Chevrolet in the first five races of the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.
|Brendan Gaughan returns to Cup|
Elliott Sadler confirmed yesterday what SiriusXM Speedway first reported earlier this week, that he will drive the team’s #33 Chevy in the “Great American Race” on Sunday, February 26, at Daytona International Speedway. Sponsorship will come from Kroger.
"It's great to be back in the Daytona 500,” said Sadler. “I've had a lot of success in this race in the past and want to thank General Mills, Kroger and Richard Childress for this opportunity. We're going to go out and have a legitimate chance to win the race. Speedweeks can't get here soon enough!"
Sadler’s red, white and blue paint scheme will feature the Kroger Co. family of stores, Fred Meyer Jewelers and several General Mills brands. Veteran crew chief Gil Martin will oversee the effort.
Brendan Gaughan will drive the car in the next four Sprint Cup races, beginning at Phoenix International Raceway and running through Las Vegas, Bristol and Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA. Sponsorship will come from the South Point Hotel & Casino.
"The opportunity to run four races for Richard Childress in the Sprint Cup Series is truly amazing,' said Gaughan. “Everyone deserves a second chance and I am ecstatic that my second chance in the Sprint Cup Series is in the #33 Chevrolet with RCR."