BUSCH: Richmond: Tim Sauter preview

Veteran Driver to Make 99th NASCAR Start Friday Night After moving back into the Top-30 in owners points last Saturday at NASCAR'S longest track, Tim Sauter and the McGill Motorsports team head to one of the smaller tracks this Friday night as...

Veteran Driver to Make 99th NASCAR Start Friday Night

After moving back into the Top-30 in owners points last Saturday at NASCAR'S longest track, Tim Sauter and the McGill Motorsports team head to one of the smaller tracks this Friday night as the Busch Series heads to the 3/4 mile Richmond International Speedway for the Circuit City 250.

"We've had a couple consistent runs in a row, and now it's time to pick things up a notch. We really need to establish ourselves in this points deal. It feels so much better when you show up at the track knowing that you are guaranteed to start and we don't have to worry about all the Cup drivers. bout all the Cup drivers. I think this team will perform well this weekend. We have a good car that ran third fastest in the final run of last month's test and the guys have done a good job on pit road the last couple weeks. If we can get a few more consecutive top 20 finishes we will be in good shape for the "summer stretch," said Sauter.

McGill Motorsports has joined with former champions and series greats to participate in an auction to benefit former NASCAR Busch Series champion Sam Ard. Ard, the 1983 NASCAR Busch Series champion and two-time Richmond International Raceway winner, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease last May, while his wife, Jo was diagnosed with a degenerative eye disease that could cause her to become blind. The team has donated autographed sheet metal to the silent auction to be held Friday and Saturday, May 5 and 6 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. each day at the Richmond International Raceway amphitheater.

Tim's thoughts on the Richmond international Raceway: "Racing at Richmond is a lot tougher than a lot of the tracks we race on. The track looks flat and wide, but the corners are much tighter than they appear, this is really a fast little short track. I love racing at Richmond. Lester Buildings will have a group of employees and customers there to watch the race. It's real close to one of Lester's service centers in Clear Brook, VA. I'm hoping we can give them a good finish."

Ricky Pearson's thoughts on the Richmond international Raceway: "We learned a few things on the second day of the test here last month. We're going to set the car up just the way we left the test, and see what Tim can do with it. I think we are going to be alright."

-www.mcgillmotorsports.com

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Tim Sauter