MOORESVILLE, N.C. – In honor of one of his all-time favorite drivers, Elliott Sadler will carry a throwback scheme made famous by NASCAR Hall of Famer Cale Yarborough on Sept. 2 at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway.
Sadler unveiled the retro paint scheme that the No. 1 Armour Vienna Sausages 150 Years Chevrolet will carry for the Sports Clips Haircut VFW 200 Tuesday evening on NBCSN’s NASCAR America, live at the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
“This throwback paint scheme honors one of my all-time favorite drivers,” Sadler said. “It was the car he drove during some of the highlights of his career. Cale was such a talented driver and won two Daytona 500s while driving this paint scheme.”
The paint scheme adopts the color blocking of Yarborough’s No. 28 Hardee’s machine, which the veteran South Carolina driver campaigned quite successfully from 1983-86.
During a 64-race span, Yarborough won the Daytona 500 in both 1983 and 1984, swept both Michigan International Speedway races in 1983 and earned the last of his 83 career victories at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway in 1985. Yarborough won nine races overall in the Hardee’s colors, with a total of 22 top-five and 30 top-10 finishes in just 64 starts, as well eight of his 69 career poles.
Armour blue replaces the Hardee’s orange on Sadler’s car, with the remainder of the car a blinding white with blue and gold accents.
The current NXS point leader, Sadler has held the top spot for 20 of the 22 races this season and is one of only four drivers to have clinched a playoff spot – three of whom are part of the JR Motorsports stable.
Sadler himself is a strong driver at Darlington, winning there last season on his way to finishing runner-up in the final XFINITY Series standings.
In 13 series starts at Darlington, Sadler has one victory, five top-five and six top-10 finishes to his credit.
CREDIT: JR Motorsports