Hermie Sadler to rac Bristol II

EMPORIA, Va. (August 22, 2001) -- Hermie Sadler, who is running a limited Winston Cup schedule this year with sponsorship from the Virginia Lottery, has entered the Sharpie 500 Winston Cup race scheduled for this weekend at the Bristol Motor ...

EMPORIA, Va. (August 22, 2001) -- Hermie Sadler, who is running a limited Winston Cup schedule this year with sponsorship from the Virginia Lottery, has entered the Sharpie 500 Winston Cup race scheduled for this weekend at the Bristol Motor Speedway. Sadler says the additional seat time in a Winston Cup Car will help him tremendously heading into Richmond, the next lottery sponsored event.

According to Sadler, "Richmond is a very big weekend for us. Not only is it my home track, but the Virginia Lottery has a big presence there and we have a lot of exciting things going on, including our new Pole Position scratch ticket that launched a couple weeks ago. We want to do everything we can to be prepared and part of that is getting me more seat time in a Winston Cup Car."

Sadler is also using the opportunity at Bristol to promote something very close to him and his family, Autism Awareness and Research. Sadler's youngest daughter, Halie at age 3, was diagnosed with Autism in February, and he hopes his family's story will help people better understand autism.

"In the beginning we tried to keep our situation private," stated Sadler. "Our only concern was getting Halie the care and support she needed. But we now feel that she has made a great deal of improvement since February and we want to do what we can to encourage people to help us learn more about Autism."

Hermie along with his brother Elliott, driver of the No. 21 Motorcraft Ford, will be carrying Autism Awareness Ribbons on their Winston Cup cars this weekend. For more information on Autism Research and Awareness, please call the Autism Society of America at 1-877-703-3606, or visit www.cycleusa.net.

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Hermie Sadler