Martinsville Race Report 10.28.19

Johnny Sauter, No. 21 ISM Connect Chevrolet

START: 8th
FINISH: 1st
POINTS: 1st (+29)

Notes:

– Sauter led 148 laps en route to his fourth career Martinsville Speedway victory, the most of any driver in NCWTS history at the historic Virginia short track.

– Sauter’s sixth win of the season, a career high, secured the No. 21 team’s opportunity to compete for a second NCWTS Championship.

– Today’s win is Sauter’s 23rd NCWTS win, placing him in sole possession of the 5th position on the NCWTS All Time Wins list.

– With three races remaining in the 2018 season, Sauter holds a 29-point lead over Noah Gragson.

Quote:

“This has been a lot of fun this year, winning six races in a season… I feel like we should have eight or nine but I’m not going to complain, six is really special. To do what we did today was pretty awesome. I knew Joe (Shear, Jr.) and the guys put a lot of work in over these last few weeks coming up with different things for us to try, but then we get here and practice was rained out so we ended up going with one of our old setups and it worked out pretty well for us. I’m so proud of everyone at GMS, GMS Fabrication, the chassis shop, the pit crew; it’s a total team effort.

“A lot of things have to go right to win at Martinsville, it’s a tough place, but we moved quick on that initial run and I was thinking about how I was driving by these guys and I didn’t really feel that good about my stuff, but in the end it worked out well for us. We’re racing for a championship, that’s what it’s all about.”