Bristol Motor Speedway Race Advance 8.15.18

Johnny Sauter, No. 21 GMS Fabrication Chevrolet Silverado

Bristol Stats
10 starts, 4 top-fives, 6 top-10s

2018 Season Stats

15 starts, 4 wins, 11 top-fives, 12 top-10s
Notes:

– Sauter will pilot GMS chassis no. 313 at Bristol Motor Speedway. This chassis was has been used twice this season, at Iowa Speedway and Gateway Motor Sports Park, with Sauter earning top-five finishes in both events.

– Sauter and the No. 21 team will attempt to claim the regular season championship Thursday night. In doing so, Sauter would add to his Playoff Point total and increase his championship points lead prior to the start of The Playoffs at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park.

– The Necedah, Wis., native is locked into The Playoffs with four wins and has 22 Playoff Points. He holds a 56-point lead over Noah Gragson in the driver championship point standings.

Quotes:

“We’ve had good speed at Bristol, but for some reason it seems like I always tend to get a little tight toward the end of that race. You always tell yourself when you’re going that fast and trying to run through traffic like that you need to be freer. That’s one place that I would love to get a win. I think every driver would. I just feel like that’s one of those places that you feel like you’ve done something big if you can get a win there. Having said that, for some reason we just come up a little short and last year we got roughed up on a late race restart and ended up sixth. That’s another race track that puts a big emphasis on grip and that track just seems to tighten up as it takes rubber.”