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Report: Chevy nixes Sadler's plan with Waltrip

Posted on: March 4, 2012 9:17 pm
Edited on: March 4, 2012 9:21 pm
 
By Pete Pistone

Elliott Sadler's deal to drive five races for Michael Waltrip Racing's Toyota Sprint Cup Series team is in jeopardy.

Fox Sports.com reports Chevrolet, the manufacturer Sadler drives for in his full-time Nationwide Series effort at Richard Childress Racing, won't allow him to pilot MWR's Camry in the proposed five race deal.

Here's the full report:

SADLER/WALTRIP CUP DEAL IN JEOPARDY 


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Since: Jan 16, 2012
Posted on: March 6, 2012 3:25 am
 

Report: Chevy nixes Sadler's plan with Waltrip

Jimmy Spencer is available if MWR needs a driver.   LOL     they need to convince Mark Martin to drive all season he is the best driver Waltrip has had.



Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: March 5, 2012 10:31 am
 

Report: Chevy nixes Sadler's plan with Waltrip

I like Mikey, but Chevy made the right call here.  They want brand loyalty for the huge investment they make in teams, cars, and engines; I think that is perfectly reasonable.  Mikey made a huge mistake going with Toyota, and it may be part of why he can't even do well in plate races anymore.  He needs to talk to Chevy and get back with the company which helped produce his most successful moments.  

Toyota makes the best passenger cars in their price range, but they have yet to prove they can consistently produce a competitive product for NASCAR.  They will win a race once in awhile, as they did yesterday, but most of the wins are going to Chevy and Ford.   


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