Hermie Sadler prepares for the Brickyard

EMPORIA, Va. (July 12, 2001) -- Hermie Sadler has dreamed of competing at the Brickyard since his days of racing began as a kid in Southern Virginia. Sadler will begin pursuit of his dream when he unloads at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for a...

EMPORIA, Va. (July 12, 2001) -- Hermie Sadler has dreamed of competing at the Brickyard since his days of racing began as a kid in Southern Virginia. Sadler will begin pursuit of his dream when he unloads at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for a Winston Cup test session on July 16 and 17, in preparation for upcoming Brickyard 400.

Since the disappointment of failing to qualify at Richmond, Sadler has moved his Winston Cup operation back to his race shop in South Hill, Virginia, and has made several changes that he hopes will make a difference.

According to Sadler, "I definitely think we will be better prepared for our races in the second half of the season. In addition to moving the team to South Hill, we are building some new cars and have changed our engine program. I am very excited about going back to the race track. Going to Indianapolis Motor Speedway is a dream come true, but more importantly it will be a good indicator of how much progress we have made and what areas we need to work on before we head back to Richmond and Martinsville, which are big races for my team and the Virginia Lottery."

Sadler will be carrying Lotto Virginia colors on the hood of his car at Indianapolis, but is still seeking primary sponsorship for the Brickyard 400.

"Hopefully there will be somebody out there that's as excited about going to Indianapolis as I am," stated Sadler. "The sponsorship market has been very competitive this season but I'm sure someone sees value in showing up at one of the biggest events on the NASCAR schedule."

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Hermie Sadler