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Elliott Sadler Esports Team Preview Enascar 2021

2021 Coca-Cola Series team preview: Elliott Sadler eSports

We’re previewing each team competing in the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series before the 2021 season.

Elliott Sadler eSports

Owner: Elliott Sadler, longtime NASCAR driver, winner across all three national series, and fried-bologna sandwich enthusiast.
Manufacturer: Toyota
Twitter: @sadleresports

2021 drivers

No. 1: Ashton Crowder
Age: 18
Hometown: Locust, NC
Twitter: @AshtonCrowder
First season: 2019
2020 rank: 39th

No. 2: Garrett Manes
Age: 20
Hometown: Powhatan, VA
Twitter: @GarrettManes
First season: 2021
Sixth in 2020 iRacing Pro Series

2020 highlights

Sadler eSports wasn’t a part of the Coca-Cola iRacing Series in 2020, but they certainly made noise in the iRacing Pro Series. Garrett Manes will make his debut at the top level with the team that fielded his car where he nabbed a win in the iRacing Pro Series.

Ashton Crowder started off the 2020 season strong, grabbing a win at Fontana, then dropped out of the series midway through the season. He rebounded in the iRacing Pro Series, however, winning a race and placing second in the final standings.

2021 outlook

There are high hopes for Elliott Sadler’s iRacing team as the group joins the Coca-Cola iRacing Series for the 2021 season — and for good reason. Ashton Crowder’s a proven winner — he’s won in back-to-back seasons for Kligerman Sport, the team’s only two victories to date — and Garrett Manes offers plenty of promise. Manes has multi-disciplinary talent, too, competing in championship iRacing Rallycross events last year.

Even with one of the youngest teams, there’s plenty of opportunity for the Sadler eSports duo to make some noise in 2021.

Steve’s bold prediction

Ashton Crowder will return to the series and snag another win to keep his streak of seasons with wins alive.

Garrett Manes is one of the top rookie prospects for 2021. He’s got to be favored as one of the rookies most likely to find Victory Lane — look out for the No. 2.