BUSCH: Atlanta: Tim Sauter preview

How much momentum does last week's career best finish give you heading into Atlanta?... "It definitely gives us momentum. But Atlanta is a totally different bird than Memphis. I think what is most encouraging is how we have been running the past...

How much momentum does last week's career best finish give you heading into Atlanta?... "It definitely gives us momentum. But Atlanta is a totally different bird than Memphis. I think what is most encouraging is how we have been running the past six weekends. We have put together solid finishes at short tracks, intermediate tracks and high-banked speedways like Charlotte. We have been well prepared for each event, and expect that to continue through the season."

What is unique about Atlanta Motor Speedway? ... "It is a super fast racetrack, and not as smooth as Chicago and Kansas. There are a few bumps in Turn 1 and in the middle of Turns 1 and 2. You really need a setup that you can trust to get around there."

The AP Performance Racing Team has really been on target these past four races, what needs improvement going into Atlanta?... "We have gained on our race setups a ton over the course of this season. I have hardly had to ask for an adjustment the past several races. But at the same time we seem to be suffering in qualifying. The past four races we haven't qualified in the Top 25, but we haven't finished lower than 13th. We could really benefit from a good qualifying run this weekend."

AP PERFORMANCE RACING ATLANTA NOTES:

* Sauter is coming off a NASCAR Busch Series career best finish last weekend, 6th at the Memphis Motorsports Park.

* Tim Sauter has been the highest finishing Sauter in 16 events, compared to eight for younger brother Johnny and five for older brother Jay.

* In the past four races AP Performance Racing's average finish is 9.5, however their average start is 34.7.

* AP Performance Racing has seven Top 10's so far this season.

* They continue to be the highest ranked unsponsored team in the NASCAR Busch Series Points standings.

ABOUT AP PERFORMANCE RACING:
AP Performance Racing debuted in 1992 as an American Speed Association entry with team owner Alec Pinsonneault as the driver. The Windsor, Ontario based team notched 16 ASA victories and a pair of division titles with Tim Sauter (1999) and Johnny Sauter (2001) delivering the championship trophies. Now housed in a state of the art facility in Mooresville, NC, AP Performance Racing will field a full-time NASCAR Busch Series effort in 2002 with Tim Sauter again handling the driving chores. AP Performance Racing is a division of AP Development. Also in the family of AP companies are Build A Mold, A.P. Tool and Gauge, Moldplas,Inc, Trimplas, LTD, Trimplas 2 and Trimplas 2000. For more media information, please contact Spencer Andrews at 704-454-5353 ex.28 or by email at spandrewsmmg@aol.com.

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Tim Sauter , Johnny Sauter