BUSCH: Innovative Motorsports Announces Replacement Driver

Harrisburg, North Carolina - Innovative Motorsports, Inc. has announced that NASCAR Busch Series veteran, Hermie Sadler, will pilot the ...

Harrisburg, North Carolina - Innovative Motorsports, Inc. has announced that NASCAR Busch Series veteran, Hermie Sadler, will pilot the #47 MONRO Muffler Brake & Service Chevrolet Monte Carlo for the remaining six Busch Series races of the 1999 season.

Ward Burton filled in as the driver at Richmond International Raceway until a suitable and available driver was found.

"This will be a positive ending to a rough season," Sadler remarked about the opportunity. "My brother, Elliott, raced for IMI after Andy (Santerre) broke his leg in Daytona. They have a great race team and even better equipment. I am really looking forward to working with them for the next six races."

George deBidart, the team's owner, is confident about the remainder of the season as well, "Hermie has extensive experience in the Busch Series and at these race tracks. He is a sought after and talented driver and we are happy he will be able to finish the season with us. We are looking forward to a strong ending to the 1999 season."

Sadler has been involved in the Busch Series since 1992 when he raced a limited schedule. His first full-time season on the series came in 1993 where he won both the "Rookie of the Year" championship and his 1st Busch Series event. Sadler has finished as high as 5th in the championship points battle in 1994 and has 187 career starts, two wins, three Bud Pole Awards, 18 top-five and 43 top-10 finishes.

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Ward Burton , Hermie Sadler