Texas: Johnny Sauter event report

(Fort Worth, TX) April 20, 2010 - Johnny Sauter's first race behind the wheel of the No. 36 Chevrolet turned out to be a forgettable one, as the team was unable to qualify for this past weekend's Samsung Mobile 500. The Tommy Baldwin Racing ...

(Fort Worth, TX) April 20, 2010 - Johnny Sauter's first race behind the wheel of the No. 36 Chevrolet turned out to be a forgettable one, as the team was unable to qualify for this past weekend's Samsung Mobile 500. The Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet was bumped from the field at Texas Motor Speedway last Friday, when it posted the 46th fastest time during qualifying.

Sauter, who seemed to be fighting a poor handling car all day, was also 46th in Friday's first practice session. Team owner Tommy Baldwin and the entire crew were left scratching their heads when they were unable to find more speed for the car.

"We were caught off guard with how the No. 36 performed this past weekend," said Baldwin. "That was a brand new car we brought out to Texas and we were really expecting it to be a bit better. We are busy taking the car apart and trying to figure out why the car was so slow Friday. Thankfully the next stop is Talladega, where we have been good in the past. We are excited about heading there and feel confident with our speedway program," he added.

The rain in Texas pushed the race start to Monday, and after Denny Hamlin's win yesterday, Tommy Baldwin now sits 39th in owner's points, 169 points behind 35th position. Sauter will get a second chance to pilot the No. 36 Chevrolet this coming weekend at Talladega Superspeedway.

-source: tbr

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Johnny Sauter , Tommy Baldwin
Teams Tommy Baldwin Racing