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Team: ThorSport Racing-98-NCWTS
Age / DOB:  (36) / 5/1/1978
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 200

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Wednesday night's 1-800-CarCash Mudsummer Classic provides Johnny Sauter with an opportunity to seize control of the championship point lead.
Sitting third in the NCWTS driver point standings, NASCAR's only dirt track event is one of the pivotal and unpredictable events that shape the race to the championship. As the only NASCAR series on dirt, and just the second dirt race in NCWTS history, Sauter and the Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff team see Eldora as a major opportunity to open the door to victory lane and retake the points lead.-ThorSport Racing Jul 21 - 11:23 AM

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Starting from the 18th position in Friday night's American Ethanol 200, Johnny Sauter ran as high as 10th and as low as 26th throughout the 200-lap event.

Scored 12th, just past the halfway mark, he had to bring his SmokeySnuff.com Tundra to pit road under green at lap 115 for a flat right front tire. The unfortunate chain of events mired the No. 98 team multiple laps down to the race leaders and relegated Sauter to an 18th-place finish, two laps down to race winner, Erik Jones. He dropped two spots to 3rd in the 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series point standings.
Jul 14 - 8:20 PM

Johnny Sauter and his Nextant Aerospace/Curb Records Toyota team have been the picture of consistency throughout the 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) season.

With seven top-10 finishes in the first eight races this season, Sauter leads all NCWTS drivers with an average finish of 7.1. The No. 98 ThorSport Racing team remains atop the NCWTS point standings for the second consecutive week, following a ninth-place finish in Thursday night's UNOH 225 at Kentucky Speedway.ThorSport Racing
Jun 28 - 5:06 PM

In seven NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts at Kentucky Speedway, Johnny Sauter has compiled one top-five (September, 2010) and three top-10 finishes.

Has led 50 laps. One pole award (July, 2011). Has completed 985 of 1036 laps attempted (95.1%). Best finish: 2nd (September, 2010). Average start: 8.1/Average finish: 12.3-ThorSport Racing
Jun 24 - 10:35 AM

Johnny Sauter finished fourth in Saturday night's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Drivin' for Linemen 200 at Gateway Motorsports Park.

That effort enabled Sauter to leapfrog ThorSport teammate Matt Crafton and leave Gateway with a 10-point edge in the standings. Crafton came into the weekend with an 11-point championship lead over Sauter that evaporated when a flat tire on lap 123 put him into the wall and out of the race in 26th.-ThorSport Racing
Jun 17 - 1:03 PM

Lacking a few liters of fuel made Johnny Sauter scramble for a 7th-place finish in his No. 98 Toyota Tundra Friday night in the WinStar World Casino & Resort 400 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.

He had a Tundra that was the equal to or better than any of the other 26 trucks in Texas but in the end racing consequences underscored by track position dictated the outcome. Matt Crafton, as the leader, could dictate his pace and save fuel. That enabled him to make a 61-lap run on his last tank of gas and he won the race. Sauter had to make a stop in the race's last seven laps and it knocked him from second to seventh.-ThorSport Racing
Jun 9 - 1:34 PM

Johnny Sauter leads the first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice session at Texas Motor Speedway.

He ran a quick lap of 177.247 mph in the No. 98 Toyota Tundra. No. 54 Darrell Wallace Jr., No. 88 Matt Crafton, No. 13 Jeb Burton and No. 29 Ryan Blaney rounded out the top five of the 24 trucks practicing for the WinStar World Casino 400. Justin Jennings, in the No. 63 truck, was the slowest.
Jun 5 - 7:48 PM

Johnny Sauter is the defending Keystone Light Pole Award winner at the bumpy, fast 1.5-mile Texas Motor Speedway.

In 2012 Sauter swept both the summer and fall events. So it's not hard to get a fix on his mindset when it comes to Texas. Sauter and ThorSport Racing teammate Matt Crafton finished one-two at Texas in June 2012 -- one of three one-two finishes ThorSport's achieved in its 19-year NCWTS career. All of them have been with Sauter leading Crafton, and all of them occurred on 1.5-mile tracks.-ThorSport Racing
Jun 5 - 3:26 PM

Johnny Sauter finishes 3rd in Friday night's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Dover International Speedway.

He started the No. 98 Toyota Tundra 6th in the lineup for the Lucas Oil 200. He is currently 3rd in the 2014 NCWTS point standings.
Jun 1 - 9:42 PM

Friday night at Charlotte, Johnny Sauter prevented deja vu from striking all over again as he scrambled for a sixth-place finish in the NC Education Lottery 200.

A year ago Sauter's championship hopes took a real torpedo at Charlotte when he was intentionally wrecked and finished 28th. A week ago, at Kansas Speedway Sauter was driven into an accident and the resultant Did Not Finish knocked him from first to fifth in the 2014 standings. After entering this race in the fifth position in the standings, Sauter came out of this weekend fourth.-ThorSport Racing
May 19 - 10:40 PM

Johnny Sauter finishes 21st in Friday night's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Kansas Speedway.

He started the No. 98 Toyota Tundra 3rd in the lineup for the SFP 250. Sauter was involved in a multi-truck wreck (Lap 85) and was done for the night (credited with a 21st place). He is currently 5th in the 2014 NCWTS point standings.
May 11 - 12:34 PM

Johnny Sauter's been down this road before -- leading the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series standings early in the season -- so he knows exactly what he needs to do with his No. 98 Nextant Aerospace / Curb Records Toyota Tundra in Friday night's SFP 250 at Kansas Speedway.

Five of Sauter's nine career Truck Series victories have come on 1.5-mile speedways -- including Kansas in 2010, his second win for ThorSport -- so he has good reason to be optimistic about his chances Friday. This is the first of 14 Kansas truck races to be held under the lights. In his five Kansas truck starts, Sauter has four top-nine finishes.-ThorSport Racing
May 7 - 4:33 PM

Three teams that compete in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series have been penalized for rules violations discovered during post-race inspection last Sunday (March 30) at Martinsville Speedway.

All three teams -- the No. 31 (Ben Kennedy, driver), No. 54 (Darrell Wallace Jr., driver), and No. 98 (Johnny Sauter, driver) -- have been assessed a P3 level penalty for violating Section 20B-12.5 (D) (offset front hubs found in post-race inspection) of the 2014 NASCAR rule book. As a result, each team's crew chief -- Michael Shelton (No. 31); Jerry Baxter (No. 54); and Gene Wachtel (No. 98) -- have been fined $10,000 and placed on NASCAR probation until Dec. 31.-NASCAR PR
Apr 1 - 7:28 PM

Johnny Sauter finishes 4th in Sunday's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway.

He started the No. 98 Toyota Tundra 14th in the lineup for the Kroger 250. He is currently 2nd in the 2014 NCWTS point standings.
Mar 31 - 3:52 PM

Johnny Sauter's won two of the last three spring Martinsville Speedway NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races so he has no reason to believe he can't defend his victory in Saturday afternoon's Kroger 250.

After winning last season's Daytona kickoff, Sauter equaled some relatively unique NASCAR history by also winning the season's second race, at Martinsville -- something only five other drivers in NASCAR's national series history have done.-ThorSport Racing
Mar 27 - 11:40 PM