Saturday’s AC Delco 200 Busch Grand National race was won by Elliott Sadler. Kevin Lepage finished second, and Elliott’s older brother Hermie Sadler came home third. The Sadler Brothers race team also had a successful first Busch outing with Bobby Hamilton jr. leading the race in his first ever Busch start.
Hermie and Elliott Sadler are not related to Earl and Check Sadler. The name game got confusing during the race, forcing Buddy Baker to have to explain the situation to the TV audience.
Through pit strategy the Sadler Brothers crew (that’s us) was able to get Bobby Hamilton Jr.’s Pontiac to the front of the field. He held the lead for several laps before the cars on four fresh tires were finally able to get by him. He ran the next several laps with the best drivers in the Busch Grand National Series.
It was easy to forget that this was the twenty-one year old’s first ever BGN start. He looked comfortable and competitive running door to door with the likes of Mark Martin and the other Sadler Brothers.
Over the course of the race, Little Bobby fell off the lead lap, finishing the race 37th, three laps down.
The crew is looking forward to carrying the momentum forward into this weekend’s festivities in Atlanta. Bobby will run the final ARCA event of the year on Friday and the Busch race on Saturday. Last week, Bobby tested both cars in Atlanta under the direction of his father. His times were competitive, and we are looking forward to a great performance.
Hamilton Jr. looks to gain experience By Dave Rodman NASCAR Online
Bobby Hamilton Jr. is looking to take a crash course in NASCAR stock car racing — without the accident — while leaning heavily on the experience of his father, NASCAR Winston Cup driver Bobby Hamilton.
Read the full story at Nascar Online’s web site.
Bobby’s next races will be the ARCA race on Friday, followed by the Busch Grand National event Saturday in Atlanta.
For the latest news about the races visit Nascar.com, Arca Racing, and Jayski’s BGN Page.
Bobby will attempt to run the last ARCA race and two Busch Grand National races with the Sadler Team this fall.
The race schedule is:
Atlanta Motor Speedway
Atlanta Motor Speedway
Miami-Dade Homestead Motorsports Complex
Bobby then plans to run the full 1999 BGN schedule for the Sadler Racing Team.
The team is seeking sponsorship for this exciting new driver. If you are interested in putting your company’s logo on the hood of the 95 car for the rest of the 1999 season, come on aboard! Contact Kent Sims at (615)826-1686 or e-mail him at [email protected]. Serious inquires only, please. Get your company into the fastest growing sport in the country!
If you have any questions about the team e-mail them to [email protected] and we will try to get answers as soon as possible.