BUSCH: Richmond: Tim Sauter race remarks

Tim Sauter No. 19 Cox Communications Chevrolet Hardees 250 quotebook. RACE STATISTICS Race date: Friday 3, 2002 Track: Richmond International Raceway Started: 16th Finished: 10th Points Position: 14th Tim Sauter Post Race Quotes On his third...

Tim Sauter No. 19 Cox Communications Chevrolet Hardees 250 quotebook.

RACE STATISTICS
Race date: Friday 3, 2002
Track: Richmond International Raceway
Started: 16th
Finished: 10th
Points Position: 14th

Tim Sauter Post Race Quotes

On his third Top 10 finish in the last four races
"My crew chief, Bobby Bakeeff, spelled out our goals on the radio before the race. He wanted a Top 10 finish and we got it. That was an awesome run. We are on target. I want to continue at this pace. We can always be better. "

On the No.19 Cox Chevy pit strategy
"Our pit strategy to stay out those last 100 laps really helped us. Bobby makes bold, aggressive calls and I like that. We have gotten a lot of mileage with our pit calls in the past four races and we have the results to show for it."

On the final laps of the race
"I was really having to drive it hard there at the end since we had so many laps on our tires. To finish where we did says a lot about this Cox Communications Chevy team. I was driving the hell out of it there at the end. We were loose into the corner and tight off the turns. Despite that, we were the best we had been all race in the final laps. That's what important."

On being caught up in fourth caution
"A couple of cars checked up coming off Turn 2 and I thought we had enough room to miss it. Unfortunately, another car got into me from behind and turned me around. I was working like heck during that spin staying on the gas trying to get going straight after we turned. We kept out of the wall and that helped us. We got a lap down, but nobody panicked. We knew we had a good car and had a shot to get back on the lead lap. Tonight, things worked out for us. Considering the way things looked after that spin restarting 31st, I would say we are very happy to come out of here with another Top 10."

On his one race sponsorship with COX Communications
"We had a lot of fun having COX Communications come on board. I would also like to thank Toshiba, Comp USA, and the SPEED Channel for being associates. Our paint scheme was awesome and we gave it a good run. Their people were in the pits with us the whole race. We are just glad they could be a part of our team."

-appr-

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