Roush Fenway Racing announced on Friday that Elliott Sadler will move over to their team in 2015 from Joe Gibbs Racing, bringing OneMain Financial with him to run the full season in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. The mustang that Sadler will drive will be numbered 1.
“It is an honor to remain with OneMain Financial next year,” Sadler said. “Their commitment to teamwork and excellence carries throughout the organization and extends to the racing program. I’m thrilled for the opportunity to race under the OneMain Financial banner and team up with Roush Fenway Racing to compete for the NASCAR Xfinity Series championship in 2015.”
In 260 Nationwide Series starts, Sadler has 10 wins, 16 poles, 61 top-fives and 128 top-10 finishes. He has finished second, second and fourth in the series points standings over the past three seasons. He is also one of 21 drivers to have a victory in each of NASCAR’s premiere divisions.
“It’s great to have OneMain Financial back on board,” Roush Fenway president Steve Newmark said. “They are a first-class organization from top to bottom, a leader in their field and one of the most respected organizations in their industry. We enjoyed a great partnership in the past, and we look forward to reigniting that relationship moving forward next season.
“We are also very excited about what Elliott Sadler brings to our driver lineup. “He is a seasoned veteran and a winner on the track. He brings a reputation as a fierce competitor and I know that our entire organization, and particularly his Roush Fenway teammates in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, Chris Buescher and Ryan Reed, will benefit from his experience next season.”
OneMain Financial has been involved in NASCAR for 12 years, formally known as CitiFinancial. Next year will mark their first year sponsoring a car for a whole season.
“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Elliott Sadler in the NASCAR Xfinity Series,” Mary McDowell, President and CEO of OneMain Financial, said. “Both on and off the track, the OneMain Racing program helps us build connections with our customers, employees and communities. The teamwork displayed by our race team mirrors the commitment our employees have to each other and to building personal loan solutions for each customer’s unique needs. We are especially excited to field the Roush Fenway ‘OneMain Financial 1’ Ford to represent our brand this year!”