By Staff Report
Published: 28 Nov, 2018
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Elliott Sadler has been named the NASCAR Xfinity Series Most Popular Driver for the third consecutive year.
Sadler retired from full-time NASCAR national series competition following the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, ending a 23-year tenure that saw him compete in 853 races across the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, Xfinity Series and Camping World Truck Series.
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The driver of the No. 1 JR Motorsports Chevrolet finished fifth in the final Xfinity Series standings after making it through to the Round of 8 in the Playoffs, concluding his last season with 14 top-five and 24 top-10 finishes.
The award for Sadler, 43, continues a seven-year run for JR Motorsports drivers. Other former JRM drivers to earn the honor during that time include Chase Elliott (2014-15), Regan Smith (2013) and Danica Patrick (2012). The Virginia native also won the award in 2011.
Sadler will be honored at the Xfinity Series Awards banquet on Dec. 8 in Charlotte.