Confidence High for Sauter Leading into Round of Six at Martinsville Speedway

WHERE: Martinsville Speedway

WHEN: Saturday, October 29

TUNE-IN: 1:30pm ET on FOX Sports 1

MARTINSVILLE STATS:
Starts: 17, since 2006
Wins: 2 (2011 & 2013)
Top-Five Finishes: 5
Top-10 Finishes: 8
Poles: 1 (2011)

JOHNNY SAUTER QUOTE:
“I would say Martinsville is one of my best tracks. I’ve been competitive every time I have been there. I’m not nervous. That’s strange to say knowing that it’s a track where anything can happen, but I’m really confident in this team and what everyone at GMS Racing has built.”

FAST FACTS:

  • The Smokey Snuff driver is one of six drivers to make it into Round 2 of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chase which kicks off this weekend at Martinsville Speedway. Saturday’s race is the first race in a three-race Round that will conclude following Phoenix on November 11. The top-four drivers following Phoenix will race for the Championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Friday, November 18.
  • Sauter will make his fifth and final start for the smokeless tobacco brand in 2016 and his success behind the wheel of the No. 21 Chevrolet Silverado includes a win at Daytona International Speedway (February), a pole at Texas Motor Speedway (June), two top-five and three top-10 finishes.
  • In 19 starts in 2016, Sauter has one win (Daytona), one pole (Texas), 74 laps led, eight top-five and 15 top-10 finishes.
  • The veteran driver will make his 195th career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start on Saturday at Martinsville Speedway. In 194 previous starts, Sauter has 11 wins, six poles, 1351 laps led, 71 top-five and 117 top-10 finishes.

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