EMPORIA, Va. (January 2, 2001) -- The partnership between Sadler Motorsports and Dwayne Johnson (WWF Superstar, "The Rock") has been dissolved according to Hermie Sadler. Sadler had planned to compete in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series during the 2001 season.

"For reasons I am not fully aware, Dwayne has decided not to follow through with our plans of having a Winston Cup team," stated Sadler. "It's impossible for me to do it alone. This has been very discouraging for me but I plan to look at what options are available in NASCAR for 2001 and go from there."