Sauter hopeful to get back on track in to victory lane at Texas

When looking up dominance at Texas Motor Speedway (TMS) in the dictionary, you will find ThorSport Racing's name, specifically, Nextant Aerospace driver, Johnny Sauter. In 13 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) starts at the Fort Worth track, Sauter has two wins, which include a 2012 sweep of both the June and November NCWTS races, two poles, 224 laps led, five top-five and 10 top-10 finishes. His success at the 1.5-mile track has him leading active NCWTS drivers entered in the 35th annual event with the most wins, and scored within the top-two in the following categories; Driver Rating, Fastest Laps Run, Laps in the Top 15 and Laps Led.

 

With sub-par runs in the last two NCWTS races of the season at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway and Dover (Del.) International Speedway, Sauter is looking forward to getting back to a mile-and-half track where he scored his season-best, third place finish at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, KS earlier this year. In fact, six of Sauter's career wins have come at intermediate race tracks, including his last series win at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn (August, 2014).

 

At a venue where the ThorSport Racing driver has more wins than any other driver entered, Sauter can't think of a better time to get back on track, and back to victory lane than Friday night's WinStar World Casino 400k.

 

Sounding Off - Johnny Sauter:

"Texas is just one of my favorite racetracks, plain and simple - we swept it in 2012. The bumps in Turns 1 and 2 are more pronounced and have given the track a lot of character. In the past, you were able to straddle them and get by there, but now I feel like the bumps are moving out, and its widened out the groove a little bit. Turns 3 and 4 are "racey" and you can run all over. The track has gotten older, has a lot of character and you can run the whole track, but I prefer the bottom groove. If the balance is right, you can run wide open - when it's right it's the best place to race. Texas is just a place we've run so well at - won races, have numerous top-five finishes, so it' a good track for us."

Thorsport PR

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