Hermie Sadler has been around a race track his entire life. From his childhood spent watching his uncle, Bud Elliott race, to starting his own racing career at age 10 in karting, racing has always been a family affair for the Sadler’s.
Hermie’s karting career culminated with the 1988 World Karting Association Championship. After several years competing on short tracks across the Mid-Atlantic region in Late Model Stock Cars; his first big break came in 1993 when he was tapped to drive full time in the NASCAR Busch Series for Don Beverly, sponsored by the Virginia Department of Tourism and its “Virginia is for Lovers” slogan. Because of his success on the track, Sadler won NASCAR Rookie of the Year in 1993. Ladies and gentlemen, that “Virginia is for Lovers” stock car was inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame, where it is on display today.
Hermie has represented and promoted The Virginia Lottery for the last 22 years, both on and off of the track.
After his full-time driving days concluded, Hermie transitioned to the TV booth, as a popular NASCAR race analyst for 16 years for FOX Sports.