Following in the tire tracks of teammate Kasey Kahne, Elliott Sadler has informed everyone willing to listen that he's leaving Richard Petty Motorsports at the end of the 2010 NASCAR season.
His best finish of the season so far is a 17th place wrap at Sonoma.
"We need to run good," said Sadler before Saturday's qualifying at Chicagoland Speedway. "I need to run good to further my career next year. They need to run good because they have great sponsors that they're trying to land and drivers that need to come back. Richard Petty needs to be a part of this sport, I think. So it benefits both of us for this car to run good the rest of this season."
The Joliet race is the first race that Sadler has been hooked back up with crew chief Todd Parrott since their past lives at Yates Racing in 2004.
Here's how much fun Sadler has had with RPM this year in microcosm... the wreck with Ryan Newman at the Daytona 500...
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