12 Questions with NASCAR Truck Series Driver Johnny Sauter

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 19:  Johnny Sauter, driver of the #21 Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff Chevrolet, celebrates with a burnout after winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway on February 19, 2016 in Daytona Beach, Florida.  (Photo by Sarah Crabill/NASCAR via Getty Images)
DAYTONA BEACH, FL – FEBRUARY 19: Johnny Sauter, driver of the #21 Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff Chevrolet, celebrates with a burnout after winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway on February 19, 2016 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Sarah Crabill/NASCAR via Getty Images)

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Q: What is the most daring thing you’ve done outside of racing?

A: I’ve ridden roller coasters when my brain has told me not to. I’m not a big roller coaster guy, so it takes a lot for me to get on one. Everything about it tells me not to do it, but I’ve done it.

Wait a second. Most people would say their brains tell them not to get in a race car and drive 200 mph like you do, but they have no problem riding a roller coaster. Why is it the opposite for you?

“It’s about control. In a roller coaster, you don’t have any control. I can get used to it after a couple times, but everything about it seems wrong.”

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Column by: Jeff Gluck, USA Today Sports, March 2, 2016