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Johnny Sauter

Team: GMS Racing-21-CWT
Age / DOB:  (38) / 5/1/1978
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 200

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On October 15, 2015, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) veteran Johnny Sauter announced he would be joining GMS Racing (GMS) for the 2016 season in an effort to claim his first NCWTS championship.
After reuniting with former crew chief and longtime friend Joe Shear Jr. in June, Sauter racked up 12 top-10 finishes in 13 starts leading into the first race of the second round of the inaugural Chase for the NCWTS Championship. In his 13th NCWTS season, Sauter raised the championship trophy alongside his family and a team that had just completed its third full-time season in NASCAR. Sauter has found a home with GMS and will return in 2017 to defend not only his win at Daytona International Speedway, but his NCWTS Championship as well. He will continue to build on the Sauter-Shear legacy, a history that started in the Midwest with their fathers competing against each other. Dec 2 - 10:11 PM
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Johnny Sauter (No. 21 GMS Racing Chevrolet Silverado) won his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) championship; becoming the first inaugural NCWTS Chase champion.

He is the 15th different driver to win the NCWTS championship. Sauter finished third in the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway to claim the title. He finished the 2016 season with three wins, 12 top fives, 19 top 10s and one pole.
Nov 19 - 12:10 AM

Johnny Sauter (No. 21 Allegiant Travel Chevrolet Silverado) finished second in Friday night's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix Int’l Raceway in Avondale, AZ.

He started fourth in the lineup and completed all laps of the 150-lap race. Sauter is the leader in the point standings after this event and moves on to the season-ending Championship 4 round next weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Top-seeded, to compete for the 2016 NCWTS Championship.
Nov 14 - 8:54 PM

Johnny Sauter (No. 21 Allegiant Travel Chevrolet Silverado) won the Striping Technology 350, his 13th victory in 196 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) races.

This is his third victory (second consecutive.. won last weekend at Martinsville Speedway) and 17th top-10 finish in 2016. This is also Sauter's third victory and 13th top-10 finish in 17 races at Texas Motor Speedway (TMS). Matt Crafton (finished second) posted his 21st top-10 finish in 32 races at TMS and his 14th top-10 finish in 2016. Daniel Hemric (third) posted his third top-10 finish in four races at TMS. Cole Custer (ninth) was the highest finishing rookie. Sauter leads the point standings by 20 points over William Byron (finished sixth in the race).
Nov 5 - 12:24 AM

Johnny Sauter (No. 21 Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff Chevrolet Silverado) won the Texas Roadhouse 200, his 12th victory in 195 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) races.

This is his second victory and 16th top-10 finish in 2016 and his third victory and ninth top-10 finish in 18 races at Martinsville Speedway. Chase Elliott (finished second) posted his second top-10 finish in three NCWTS races at Martinsville. John Hunter Nemechek (third) posted his third top-10 finish in seven races at Martinsville. Cole Custer (seventh) was the highest finishing rookie. Sauter leads the 2016 NCWTS point standings by 7 points over Christopher Bell (finished fourth).
Oct 29 - 4:32 PM

Johnny Sauter (No. 21 Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff Chevrolet Silverado) finished seventh in Saturday's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) fred's 250 at Alabama's Talladega Superspeedway.

He started fifth in the lineup and completed all laps of the 94-lap race. Sauter is ranked sixth in the point standings after this event and moves on to the Round of 6, seeded sixth, in the Chase for the 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Championship.
Oct 24 - 3:47 PM

Johnny Sauter (No. 21 Allegiant Travel Chevrolet Silverado) finished 10th in Saturday's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) UNOH 175 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, NH.

He started 10th in the lineup and completed all laps of the 175-lap race. Sauter, who entered all 17 truck races so far this season, dropped from 5th to 6th in the 2016 NCWTS Championship standings after this event.
Sep 26 - 3:49 PM

Johnny Sauter (No. 21 Alamo Chevrolet Silverado) finished fifth in Friday night's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) American Ethanol e15 225 at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, IL.

He started 16th in the lineup and completed all laps of the 151-lap race. Sauter sits third in the point standings after the final race of the regular season. Only the top eight in the points will continue competing in the Chase for the 2016 NCWTS Championship after this race. He made the cut based on points and having one win this season. He is seeded fifth with 2003 points.
Sep 17 - 12:05 PM

Johnny Sauter (No. 21 Allegiant Travel/Alamo Chevrolet Silverado) finished 7th in Sunday's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Chevrolet Silverado 250 at Ontario's Canadian Tire Motorsports Park.

He started 11th in the lineup and completed all of the 66 laps run. Sauter, who started in all 15 truck races so far this season, moved up one spot to 3rd in the 2016 NCWTS Championship standings after this event.
Sep 7 - 12:44 PM

Johnny Sauter (No. 21 Alamo Chevrolet Silverado) finished 9th in Saturday's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Careers for Veterans 200 at Michigan Int'l Speedway in Brooklyn, MI.

He started 7th in the lineup and completed all of the 100 laps run. Sauter, who started in all 14 series races so far this season, dropped one spot to 4th in the 2016 NCWTS Championship standings after this event.
Aug 29 - 7:58 PM

Johnny Sauter (No. 21 FireAde/Allegiant Travel Chevrolet Silverado) finished 5th in Wednesday night's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) UNOH 200 at Bristol (TN) Motor Speedway.

He started 7th in the lineup and completed all of the 200 laps run. Sauter, who started in all 13 series races so far this season, is 3rd in the 2016 NCWTS Championship standings after this event.
Aug 19 - 11:59 AM

Johnny Sauter (#21 Allegiant Travel Chevrolet Silverado) finished 8th in Saturday's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Pocono Mountains 150 at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, PA.

He started 11th in the lineup and completed all of the 60 laps run. Sauter, who started in all 12 series races so far this season, dropped one spot to 5th in the 2016 NCWTS Championship standings after this event.
Aug 1 - 11:55 AM

Johnny Sauter (#21 Alamo Chevrolet Silverado) finished 13th in Wednesday night's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Aspen Dental Eldora Dirt Derby 150 at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio.

He started 8th in the lineup and completed all of the 150 laps run. Sauter, who competed in all 11 series races so far this season, gained one spot from 5th to 4th in the 2016 NCWTS Championship standings after this event.
Jul 23 - 12:38 PM

Johnny Sauter (#21 Water Pulse Chevrolet Silverado) finished fifth in Thursday night's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Buckle Up In Your Truck 225 at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, KY.

He started 15th in the lineup, led 14 laps and completed all of the 150 laps run. Sauter, who competed in all 10 series races so far this season, is currently fifth in the 2016 NCWTS Championship standings after this event.
Jul 10 - 9:34 PM

Johnny Sauter (#21 Water Pulse Chevrolet Silverado) had the best 10-lap consecutive average speed in final NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice at the Kentucky Speedway leading up to the Buckle Up In Your Truck 225.

The average speed of 179.781 mph was best of the 15 trucks that ran 10 consecutive laps on the track for this session. #19 Daniel Hemric, #05 Parker Kligerman, #88 Matt Crafton and #4 Christopher Bell are the rest of the top five on this list.
Jul 6 - 8:20 PM