Sadler honors hero, then beats him in go-kart race

August 20, 2013, Pat DeCola,

Sadler will run a special paint scheme at Richmond that gives props to Hall of Famer Jack Ingram

Less than three weeks away from a weekend of racing at Richmond International Raceway, a handful of drivers (Jimmie Johnson, Brad Keselowski and Jeff Gordon, to name a few) headed to Virginia Tuesday to take part in a test at the track.

Elliott Sadler was also there, but spent the time instead challenging his childhood hero and 2014 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Jack Ingram to a go-kart race.  Ingram, 76, held his own but was eventually felled by Sadler, who’s currently second in NASCAR Nationwide Series standings.

Ingram, a Nationwide Series legend with 31 wins to his credit, probably won’t take this loss to heart. Sadler revealed his paint scheme for the upcoming Virginia 529 College Savings 250 -- which will be the 1,000th race in series history -- which honors Ingram with a paint scheme on his No. 11 One Main Financial Toyota Camry.