CHARLOTTE - It's looking like Elliott Sadler will get a chance to return to "The Great American Race."
Sadler confirmed that Richard Childress Racing is moving toward fielding an entry in next month's Daytona 500 for the team's current Nationwide Series driver.
"We’re close,” Sadler said. “We’ve got sponsor stuff that we’re trying to work through the details. Richard and I talked about it, if we can get the sponsor stuff worked out, I’ll have a good chance of being in the Daytona 500.
“You can’t do it without a sponsor. We’re trying to get that finalized. The information that’s gotten to me is it is not finalized.”
RCR will run three full-time teams this season but has a guaranteed spot at Daytona for a fourth car thanks to Clint Bowyer's Top 35 points finish last year in the team's No. 33 Chevy.
That effort would allow Sadler to join RCR teammates Kevin Harvick, Jeff Burton and Paul Menard in the season-opening Daytona race.
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