Martinsville Speedway Race Advance 3.24.18

JOHNNY SAUTER
No. 21 Allegiant Chevrolet Silverado

Martinsville Stats
20 starts, 3 wins, 8top-fives, 11 top-10s, 1 pole

Additional Info
– The No. 21 team will utilize GMS chassis no. 102 at Martinsville Speedway. Sauter has piloted this truck in the last three Martinsville races, finishing no worse than third and earning a win in the October 2016 race.

– Sauter has earned a top-three result in each of the first three races of the season to hold a 39 point lead in the NCWTS standings heading into Martinsville.

 

Quotes
What makes you so good at Martinsville Speedway?
“Handling is important, but I like that track and I think that helps. There’s a lot of guys you talk to, some don’t like this particular track or the one the next week, so I feel like when I go there I’ve got a little extra pep in my step. Winning races there obviously helps but it’s a rhythm-type racetrack, you’ve got to manage your stuff. It’s good short track racing. That’s what I like about it so much. It reminds me of what we started doing when I was younger. Short track racing is the best for me, the most fun, and that’s what Martinsville is.”

Is it tough to manage your patience at Martinsville Speedway?
“It is tough. Especially if you qualify well and you have track position, but you elect to do a certain

pit sequence and a lot of guys stay out. You find yourself shuffled through the field, maybe restarting 12th, and you’re on the outside of row six. That’s when it’s tough to take a deep breath and say ‘okay you’ve got better tires, you just got to let this thing get sorted out’. That’s the hard part. Even when I was younger that was the hard part, because you just want to charge, charge, charge, and go. It’s just a lot of give and take at Martinsville. You’ve got guys that will chop you and it’s not that they did it on purpose, but it’s that constant – you’re always watching the other guy, almost as much as you’re focused on doing what you’re doing, to make sure you don’t get in trouble.”