Iowa Speedway Race Advance 6.10.18

JOHNNY SAUTER
No. 21 ISM Connect Chevrolet Silverado

Iowa Stats
11 starts, 7 top-fives, 8 top-10s

2018 Season Stats
8 starts, 4 wins, 7 top-fives, 7 top-10s

Additional Info
– Sauter will pilot GMS chassis no. 313, a brand new chassis for the No. 21 team.

– With his win at Texas Motor Speedway, Sauter matched his career-best total for wins in a single season with four.

– Sauter is now one win behind Todd Bodine (5th, 22 wins) on the NCWTS all-time wins list.

– The Necedah, Wis., native has built up a 77-point lead in the NCWTS driver point standings.

Quotes
“I would say Iowa compares favorably to Richmond. You know, Richmond was one of my all-time favorites and obviously we don’t race there anymore, so Iowa is the next best thing. Iowa has really widened out. I found myself last year moving up and running a truck-width off the wall and it felt like they put four brand new tires on my truck. I didn’t figure it out. I had to have one of those young guns coming behind telling me where they were running and I obviously moved up there and saw the difference.

That track has a lot of character and a lot of age, and grip is a premium there. It’s hard to go to a place you’ve been racing for years and find that you have to rethink the way you run it. A lot of times you’ll hear you’re racing against rookies who don’t have any experience, but most times it’s the preconceived notions that veterans will have that gets them in trouble. You’ve got to be open-minded and stay on your toes or you’ll never progress. I think that’s something we’ve done well. I’ve just stayed open-minded, taken in the feedback from the other GMS teams and what we’ve seen at track and that’s certainly helped us get to a place where we can find success week in and week out.”