Texas Motor Speedway Race Advance 11.2.18

Johnny Sauter, No. 21 ISM Connect Chevrolet Silverado
Texas Motor Speedway Race Advance

Texas Stats
20 starts, 5 win, 10 top-fives, 16 top-10s, 3 poles

2018 Season Stats
20 starts, 6 wins, 14 top-fives, 16 top-10s

Notes:

– Sauter will run GMS chassis no. 306 at Texas Motor Speedway for the second time this year. The No. 21 team debuted this chassis at Texas in the spring with Sauter leading 51 laps on the way to his fourth win of year. Most recently, this Chevy was raced at Michigan International Speedway where Sauter started seventh and finished second, just missing out on the win.

– The Fort Worth 1.5-mile track has been good to the veteran driver who has won the last two fall events at Texas Motor Speedway. He also won this year’s spring race and has finished no worse than eighth at Texas since joining GMS in 2016.

– Sauter has locked in his position in the Championship Four and continues to lead the point standings after picking up his sixth win of the 2018 season.

Quotes:

“A lot of people would look at our situation and think that it’s a relief to start this round with a win and already have a spot locked up in Miami, but we can’t back down these next two weeks. Six wins is great, it’s something that means a lot to me and this team, everyone back at GMS, but we have a championship to prepare for and if we let our guard down now we wouldn’t be doing ourselves any favors.

“Texas is a track that we’re always strong at. We’ve got the same truck from the spring and we’ve learned a lot since being there back in June, so a strong truck plus the things we’ve been able to figure out along the way should put us in a good position to pick up another win and show that we’re not going to play it safe.”