Johnny Sauter, driver of the No. 98 Nextant Aerospace/Curb Records Toyota Tundra, will be making his seventh start in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) race at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway. The Necedah, Wisc. native, who is currently in his seventh full-time season with ThorSport Racing is currently fourth in the championship point standings, and he's looking for his first win of the 2015 season. As a 2013 winner at the 2.66-mile superspeedway, Sauter's hopes are high of finishing out the season strong and making history following the 94-lap event. As one of only three drivers with a win in six consecutive NCWTS seasons, Sauter is looking to join the ranks of Truck Series driver and owner champions, Todd Bodine, Kyle Busch, and Ron Hornaday, Jr., who have wins in seven consecutive seasons.
While there are seven days of the week, seven colors of the rainbow, seven notes on a musical scale, seven seas and seven continents, there are only five races remaining on the 2015 NCWTS schedule. If seven can prove to be lucky for Sauter in his seventh start at Talladega, in his seventh full-time season with ThorSport Racing, then he will be the fourth driver to claim a victory in seven consecutive seasons in the NCWTS following the fred's 250 on Saturday.
Sounding Off - Johnny Sauter:
"Last year, I think we were either first or second in the point standings going into this race. Unfortunately, I had a bolt go through the radiator, which blew the motor up, and ended our race early. You just never know what you're going to get with this race. You almost always expect to crash there. Over the last few seasons we've either won at Talladega or had some really solid finishes. Last year was a fluke deal, but you just never know what can happen there. You could mind your manners all day, get shuffled back to 20th, and still end up with a top-three finish. I think it's the same for everyone, a crapshoot."