Sauter seeks home-field advantage WEST ALLIS, Wis. (July 2, 1998) Jay Sauter calls The Milwaukee Mile home. A Wisconsin native, Sauter has logged quite a few miles behind the wheel at the one-mile speedway. His first start at Milwaukee was in...
Sauter seeks home-field advantage
WEST ALLIS, Wis. (July 2, 1998) Jay Sauter calls The Milwaukee Mile home. A Wisconsin native, Sauter has logged quite a few miles behind the wheel at the one-mile speedway. His first start at Milwaukee was in the late '80s in an American Speed Association car. Saturday's DieHard 200 will mark the fifth race on a track one mile or bigger for the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series this year.
"I love this place," Sauter said. "Not only is it where my roots are, but I just feel real comfortable on this track. It is probably the only track that the trucks race at that I feel I have any advantage over the other drivers.
"Milwaukee was the biggest thing in my early race career. I can remember thinking that when I got to race at The Milwaukee Mile I had reached the big time. I had seen my heroes like Mario Andretti and A.J. Foyt race at Milwaukee, and I knew I wanted to race there someday.
The No. 3 GM Goodwrench Service Plus Chevrolet team is ready to see what their driver can do at his home track. Last year, Sauter and the No. 3 team had one of their best starts of the season with a third place. They also had a great finish in second place.
The team's strong run at the series' last race, the Loadhandler 200 at Bristol, gives them explosive energy for the return to Milwaukee. The team started seventh, got caught up in an early wreck, then worked their way back to a 12th-place finish.
"This RCR team just keeps on putting great equipment under me. I am so proud of these guys. They never quit trying," Sauter said. "I know it's just a matter of time before we take this No. 3 truck into Victory Lane."
Source: NASCAR Online