Pocono Raceway Advance 7.28.18

Johnny Sauter, No. 21 ISM Connect Chevrolet Silverado

Pocono Stats

8 starts, 3 top-fives, 5 top-10s

2018 Season Stats

13 starts, 4 wins, 10 top-fives, 10 top-10s

Notes:

– Sauter will pilot GMS chassis no. 304 at Pocono Raceway. This chassis has been raced a total of four times since debuting at ISM Raceway (Phoenix) in 2017. Sauter picked up his second win of the season at Dover with this Chevrolet and last raced it at Chicagoland Speedway to a third-place finish.

– Sauter is locked into The Playoffs with four wins and has 22 Playoff Points. He holds a 32-point lead over Noah Gragson in the driver championship point standings.

Quotes:

“Pocono is a tricky place – obviously the name has a meaning there. It’s been good to me over the last couple of years. I used to struggle there early in my career, just overanalyzing it. The Tunnel Turn to me is the hardest part and trying to carry big momentum there. You’ve got to be comfortable turning off the wall and committing to the bottom of the racetrack without getting free. Then you’ve got to have good speed off the corner.

“Track position really comes into play at Pocono (Raceway). I think any year where I’ve had a decent finish, and there was a green-white-checkered, I was in the outside groove. If you’re in the bottom sitting in the second, third, fourth row, you’re kind of easy prey for the guys behind you. That’s just part of it, you have to make sure you have track position earlier in the day.”