1993 NASCAR Nationwide Series Rookie of the Year and current Fox Sport 1 analyst Hermie Sadler will return to the track in this year’s Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown. The celebrity-laden Late Model race returns to its roots at South Boston (VA) Speedway on April 24th, as host Denny Hamlin and an all-star cast of drivers return to the track that helped launch Hamlin's NASCAR career.
Sadler, who competed at South Boston in the Late Model Division in the early 1990's, said holding the race at the legendary Virginia short track made him want to compete this year.
"I really appreciate Denny and everything he does with his foundation and am honored to be invited to race,” said Sadler. “And getting to race again at South Boston Speedway makes it that much more special for me. It's also my birthday, so I'm hoping a lot of my family and friends can come out and celebrate with me for a great cause!"
Sadler will be driving a Chevrolet prepared by H.C. and Peyton Sellers of nearby Danville, Virginia. The car will be sponsored by Boyd Cars of Henderson, South Hill, and Emporia, Global Force Wrestling and the all new Dominion Raceway. Practice for the Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown begins at 1 p.m., with qualifying at 5:30, qualifying races at 6:30 and the 200-lap feature at approximately 8:00 pm. For more information, visit www.southbostonspeedway.com or call 434-572-4947.