Homestead-Miami Race

Johnny Sauter, No. 21 ISM Connect Chevrolet Silverado
Homestead-Miami Stats

11 starts, 1 win, 4 top-fives, 8 top-10s

2018 Season Stats

22 starts, 6 wins, 14 top-fives, 17 top-10s

Notes:

– Sauter will run GMS chassis no. 304 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. This particular chassis has been a favorite of the No. 21 team since its debut last year a ISM Raceway where Sauter picked up the win. This year, it has been raced five times with Sauter earning the win at Dover and finishing no worse than eighth Pocono Raceway.

– Sauter has been eligible to compete for the NCWTS championship in Miami each season since joining GMS in 2016, the same year he earned his first championship title. Every season since then, the Necedah, Wis., native has become the winningest driver at both Daytona International Speedway and Martinsville Speedway and has moved up to fifth on the NCWTS All-Time Wins list, among other accomplishments.

– For the first time, GMS will have two drivers competing for the title in Miami as Sauter is joined in the Championship Four by teammate Justin Haley.

Quote:

“I tend to enjoy tracks where the racing is in the driver’s hands. You can move around, pick which lane works best for you and how your truck is handling but at the end of the night, whether you did good or bad, it’s just as much on you as it is the setup being right. You have to be able to communicate what you need to run the top, middle or bottom and if you can’t then you’re going to end up in trouble.”

“This has been a phenomenal season for the No. 21 team and GMS Racing as a whole. I’ve felt like the last two seasons there were some wins we left out on the track; we should’ve had more, even with the title in 2016 which was a great accomplishment. Once again, I think there were a few that we missed out on, but I know what it took to get six wins this year so there’s no disappointment in not having more, especially when you look at GMS having 10 wins total. This is a strong organization, everyone is committed to getting the job done and if anyone watching thinks we aren’t one of the top teams then I’m not sure what else we can do to prove it to them. Everyone has an opinion and you’re not always going to like what they have to say, but Mr. Gallagher brought us in to win. We race hard and we don’t like to lose, and that’s what every person back in Statesville expects from us. So it’s time for us to bring them another trophy.”