BUSCH: Martinsville: Tim Sauter preview

FORMER ASA NATIONAL CHAMPION LOVES TO RACE ON SHORT TRACKS Despite a 26th place finish at last weeks New England 200, Tim Sauter and the McGill Motorsports team head to the Martinsville with renewed optimism for the running of Saturday's Goody's...

FORMER ASA NATIONAL CHAMPION LOVES TO RACE ON SHORT TRACKS

Despite a 26th place finish at last weeks New England 200, Tim Sauter and the McGill Motorsports team head to the Martinsville with renewed optimism for the running of Saturday's Goody's 250. Sauter is the 1999 ASA National Champion, a series run entirely on short tracks similar to Martinsville Speedway. Tim has logged tens of thousands of laps over his twenty-year racing career, many of them on tracks similar to the 12-degree banked half-mile at Martinsville.

The team is bringing the same Lester Buildings Chevy they ran at New Hampshire last week. Tim Sauter was very encouraged by the way the car handled at the flat one-mile track in last Saturday and feels that they can improve the handling this week. "That was about the best we have gotten the car to cut through the center of the corner all year, but the early flat tire lead to poor track position and that hurt our finish, we were a lot better than 26th," Sauter said. "We have the open practice on Thursday to keep working on making this car even better."

This will be the first time the NASCAR Busch Series has run at Martinsville Speedway since 1994. It will be the first time many of the competitors in the Busch Series have raced at Martinsville including McGill Motorsports driver Tim Sauter. "I'm really looking forward to getting back to the short tracks, all we need is a little good luck this weekend and we can have a strong finish. I think everyone on this team is excited about coming to Martinsville."

There are 47 entries for the Goody's 250. The green flag will drop at 3:00 ET on Saturday, July 22nd and will be televised live on NBC.

-mgm

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Tim Sauter