BUSCH: Texas: Tim Sauter preview

Tim Sauter and McGill Motorsports hope to "two-step" Texas For McGill Motorsports driver Tim Sauter everything is happening in "twos" this weekend at the Texas Motor Speedway. Tim has previously competed twice in the NBS at Texas Motor Speedway.

Tim Sauter and McGill Motorsports hope to "two-step" Texas

For McGill Motorsports driver Tim Sauter everything is happening in "twos" this weekend at the Texas Motor Speedway. Tim has previously competed twice in the NBS at Texas Motor Speedway. McGill Motorsports has competed twice in the NBS at the Texas Motor Speedway. The best finish of those races is a 22nd place finish that Tim had back in 2002. Again this weekend, Tim will be joined by his two brothers, Jay and Johnny. This will be the second time the McGill team is racing the car they are bringing to Texas and it's the second race of this season they hold a guaranteed starting position based on 2006-point standings. Owners John and Nancy McGill hope this translates into a top-20 finish this weekend.

It is also the second race of the season that the team is running without primary sponsorship. "This team has so much potential, all we need is some additional resources to help John and Nancy get this team to the next level. Lester Buildings is a great sponsor, but they are just not a large enough company to sponsor the team for the entire year," said Sauter. I know how hard John McGill is trying to find some additional support for this team. We're guaranteed to be in the race, we've been getting some TV and media exposure, but we just haven't found another partner. We just need a little help from NASCAR to help even the field, (against the Cup teams racing in Busch) and we can be right in the hunt every week."

The Ricky Pearson led team recently completed the third of four NASCAR test sessions for the Busch teams at Richmond. Over the course of the two-day test, the team steadily improved the handling of the car. Tim finished the final session with the third fastest time of the seventeen cars that stayed for the last day of the three-day test. "Ricky really found something that last day, it was a simple change, but it made a huge difference in the way I could get through the corner and get back on the gas," Sauter said in an excited tone. "Texas is a totally different track than Richmond, but I think that same adjustment might help us here this weekend. I'm ready to get back to racing."

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Tim Sauter