As Motorsport.com reported in August, Elliott Sadler is taking OneMain Financial to JR Motorsports in 2016.
The Dale Earnhardt Jr.-owned race team has partnered with Sadler in the past, running three races together in 2010. Since then, Sadler and sponsor OneMain have travelled through many top organizations, including Richard Childress Racing, Joe Gibbs Racing and Roush-Fenway Racing.
“We are very pleased to welcome OneMain Financial and Elliott into the JR Motorsports family,” said Kelley Earnhardt Miller, co-owner and general manager of JRM. “Elliott has raced a few times for us in the past, and now together with OneMain Financial, we’re thrilled to put together a championship-caliber team for him in 2016. Off-track, JRM is looking forward to developing a mutually beneficial partnership with OneMain Financial and one that will help further their brand.”
Along with the backing of Sadler, OneMain will also receive associate branding on all JRM team cars for the full season.
“We are delighted to continue our commitment to racing as one of the longest running primary sponsors in the NASCAR XFINITY Series,” said Mary McDowell, OneMain Financial CEO. “To say we are excited about partnering with JR Motorsports in 2016 is an understatement. Not only will Elliott Sadler continue to represent our brand while driving for us again, but JRM has a number of unique platforms and assets which will prove valuable to our employees, customers and brand.”
The veteran racer from Virginia has nearly 300 starts in the Xfinity Series, winning ten races and ending the season second in the championship standings twice. He is also a three-time winner at the Cup level.
“It’s an honor to be in the position to represent JR Motorsports and OneMain Financial on and off the track next season,” Sadler said. “I’ve known Kelley and Dale Jr. a long time, and I respect their passion and desire to win in this business. I’m proud to partner with OneMain Financial and continue our longstanding relationship.”
Crew chief duties and car number for the OneMain Financial Chevrolet Camaro are still being determined.