BUSCH: Dover: Tim Sauter preview

Tim Sauter Ready for Monster Mile McGill Motorsports team ready to hit the concrete Last Saturday's race at Charlotte was the first of sixteen straight weeks of racing without a weekend off for the NASCAR Busch Series. Without a break in the ...

Tim Sauter Ready for Monster Mile
McGill Motorsports team ready to hit the concrete

Last Saturday's race at Charlotte was the first of sixteen straight weeks of racing without a weekend off for the NASCAR Busch Series. Without a break in the schedule for the next three months, the McGill Motorsports team and driver Tim Sauter are preparing for the long "Summer Stretch" which makes up nearly half of the NBS schedule.

After finishing in twenty-seventh place last week at the Lowes Motor Speedway Tim Sauter feels that his Lester Buildings sponsored McGill Motorsports team has begun to turn it's early season tough luck around. "Those three DNF's in the first ten races really put us behind. Behind in the points race, behind getting cars ready and behind in our on track performance. I would have loved a better finish at Charlotte, but we came out without a scratch and with some fine-tuning I think we can really get that racecar to run better each time out. It's really a finish for this team to build upon," explained Sauter.

Heading into this Saturday afternoon's StonebridgeRacing.com 200 at Dover International Speedway, the Wisconsin driver sits 26th in NASCAR Busch Series points. "We made some small gains in the points last week and I know this team can do even better the next couple races," Sauter said. "Ricky (Crew Chief Ricky Pearson) has hired a couple of good guys recently and the team has made some huge progress at getting caught up in the shop. I feel like the cars will be ready when we get to the track and we can work on fine-tuning them during practice each week and finding a little extra speed. We really do have some positive things going on, I'm excited and ready for the month of June."

Dover is the first of two straight weeks of racing on concrete, both the Dover track this week and next week's race at Nashville are on the hard white surface. Tim Sauter likes racing on concrete. "You can really feel the grip in the corner at both of those tracks. If your car is cutting through the center of the corner, you can really get a jump down the straights. We had a good car at Nashville earlier in the year before we got in that wreck. I think we'll be even better going back."

* The StonebridgeRacing.com 200 will be Tim's 97th start in the NBS and 102nd career NASCAR start.

* All three Sauter brothers will be attempting this weekends StonebridgeRacing.com 200.

* This weekend's race will be the fifth time Tim has competed at Dover in the NBS. Best Finish: 8th on September 21st, 2002 driving the AP Performance Chevy.

Tim's thoughts on the Dover International Speedway: "This is a tough little track to get around, but I've had some good runs here and I feel like I may have figured this place out a little bit. It looks like we only have 43 entries so I'm looking forward to this weekend and getting a good finish for the McGill team and Lester Buildings."

* This Saturday's race will be the third time McGill Motorsports has competed at Dover in the NBS. Best Finish: 22nd on June 4th, 2005 with Stanton Barrett driving and duplicated by T.J. Bell on September 24th, 2005.

-mgm-

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers T.J. Bell , Tim Sauter , Stanton Barrett