Homestead-Miami Race Advance 11.17.17

JOHNNY SAUTER
No. 21 ISM Connect Chevrolet Silverado

 

Homestead Stats
10 starts, 1 win, 3 top-fives, 7 top-10s

Season Stats
22 starts, 4 wins, 12 top-fives, 18 top-10s

 

Additional Info
– The No. 21 team will utilize GMS chassis No. 301. This chassis is a team favorite, having been used three times this year at Iowa, Chicago and Las Vegas. Sauter earned one win, two top-five and three top-10 finishes, and started no worse than fourth in those events.

– Competing for his second title in as many seasons with GMS Racing, Sauter has the opportunity to become just the second driver to win back-to-back NCWTS championships.

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On racing at Homestead-Miami Speedway:
“Homestead is great because it just gives you options. You can run all over the racetrack. It’s funny how that track has changed through the years, where you used to run through the middle and it seemed to go through a phase where you’d run top, and last year I committed to the bottom all day long like it was when it was first redone. Who knows what it’ll be this year. Wherever your truck will work you can kind of put it there because there’s room. I’d like to see more racetracks like that just because you can move around a little bit and, if the pavement is taking some age, tires are wearing out and grip is a premium and that’s the fun in racing.”

On racing for another championship:
“It feels like everything is coming together at the right time. We know we’ll go into the weekend and probably question how good we are in practice because you’re dealing with different conditions than what we’ll face during the race. We’re bringing my favorite truck and with a team that hasn’t changed much since last year, there’s a level of comfort that is needed with a race that holds so much importance. There’s no need to add more pressure than necessary; we know we need to execute if we want to earn another title, but this is just another race and that’s really how it needs to be approached. I know these guys on the road, and the ones back at the shop, have done everything that needs to be done to prepare and now it’s on me to do my part.”