Sauter looking for his first win of the season at Pocono

Johnny Sauter, driver of the No. 98 Nextant Aerospace/Curb Records Toyota Tundra will make his sixth start at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway in Saturday afternoon's Pocono Mountains 150. In five starts at the the 2.5-mile Long Pond, Pa. track, Sauter has two top-five finishes. At a track the Necedah, Wisc. driver considers, "not his favorite," the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) veteran earned a track-best start of sixth, and a track-best finish of second at the "Tricky Triangle" in 2014. As one of only five drivers to compete in all five races at Pocono Raceway, Sauter aims to improve on his previous result, and bring home his first win of the 2015 NCWTS season on Saturday afternoon.

Sounding Off - Johnny Sauter:

"Pocono isn't my favorite. It's an interesting place, it's unique. Our race is really short, and I think that adds an interesting element to our race versus some of the other races there. I would expect, judging off what I've experienced this year, that track position will be ultra important. You will probably see some guys make some green flag pit stops early in the race, when they know they can make it the rest of the way on fuel. You will probably see two tire pit stops; running the entire race on their left sides. I can see it being a track position race more than anything."

 

"The tunnel turn has been my achilies heel for whatever reason. Turn 1 is easy, and I have a good feel for that. The tunnel turn however has just been hard for me to get a hold of. Turn 3 is a pretty common corner, I guess you could say. You have to make sure to get a good exit because you have the long straightaway, so  you're not bogged down. Turn 3 is a flat-track corner, but you're going a lot faster getting into that corner than you would be anywhere else, so it changes it up a little bit. There's nothing else you can relate the tunnel turn to, as far as race tracks we go to, it just so unique."

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