Johnny Sauter – Talladega Superspeedway Preview

Johnny Sauter – Talladega Superspeedway Preview

Fred’s 250

WHERE: Talladega Superspeedway, 2.66-mile superspeedway

WHEN: Saturday, October 22, 1 PM ET

TUNE-IN: FOX Sports 1/SiriusXM NASCAR Channel 90/MRN Radio

TALLADEGA STATS:

Starts: 7
Top-5 Finishes: 3
Top-10 Finishes: 4
Wins: 1 (2013)
Poles: 0

JOHNNY SAUTER QUOTE:
“I want to win more, whether it’s the Chase or not. A lot of things are out of your control at Talladega, so you have to be smart. Despite being the last transfer spot going in, I feel really good about this. Really comfortable.”

FAST FACTS:

  • The Smokey Snuff driver is one of eight drivers to make the inaugural Chase in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The GMS Racing driver is currently sixth in the standings. Saturday’s race is the third and final race in Round 1 of the unique format and the top-six drivers will transfer to Round 2 of the Chase which kicks off at Martinsville Speedway later this month.
  • Sauter has made three starts 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), and two top-five finishes.
  • Sauter swept both superspeedway races in 2013 winning at both Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway.
  • Sauter will be making his 194th NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start on Saturday at Talladega. In 193 previous starts the veteran driver has six poles, 11 wins, and has led 1351 laps en route to 71 top-five, and 116 top-10 finishes.
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 Sean Gardner/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 Sean Gardner/Getty Images)