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Tim Sauter Looks for First Top-10 at ORP Indiana-Based ASILIMITED to Adorn Hood of ...

Tim Sauter Looks for First Top-10 at ORP
Indiana-Based ASILIMITED to Adorn Hood of #07 for Hometown Race

Indianapolis, Ind. Monday July 23, 2007 - Tim Sauter and the Green Light Racing team will have a slightly different look as they start the second half of the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series season this week at the O'Reilly Raceway Park. ASILIMITED, the Indianapolis-based building enclosure company -- one of the largest glazing contractors in the United States will supplant Lester Buildings on the hood of the #07 for Friday night's Power Stroke Diesel 200.

As the event nears, the excitement is building (no pun intended) for ASILIMITED and its corporate racing partners Akzo Nobel, Aluminum Shapes, Spectrum Metal Finishing and Lester Buildings. This Friday the companies will partner on and off the track, as ASILIMITED will be hosting dozens of people that work together though ASILIMITED projects. Friday night the group will root on the #07 Chevy Silverado driven by Tim Sauter at the O'Reilly Raceway Park.

Ken Smith, President of both SS Racing and ASILIMITED formed an agreement with Lester Buildings and Green Light Racing to partner on the #07 in seven races this year. Since 2001 Smith has found motorsports to be a valuable tool in building business relationships. "Being a hometown race, we are able to show appreciation to the people and companies we work with," said Smith. "It's a great opportunity for many of our clients to see our facility and in addition attend a fun and exciting event."

The Green Light team led by Doug Howe has prepared the same racetruck that Sauter has his two best runs of the year at Milwaukee and Memphis. Sauter knows the 5/8 mile track just outside of Indianapolis could be his best opportunity so far this season for a top-10 finish. "I think the Green Light team will make a big rebound at ORP, we have a great racetruck to take there and it's one of my favorite tracks," said Sauter. "There will be a lot of sponsors with ASILIMITED; Aluminum Shapes, Akzo Nobel and Spectrum Metal Finishing attending the race. I look forward to meeting everyone and hopefully putting on a great show for them."

* The Power Stroke Diesel 200 will be Tim's 17th start in the NCTS and 130th career NASCAR start.

* This will be the sixth time Tim has competed at ORP in a NASCAR event.

* Tim's first career NCTS start was at ORP on August 1, 2003, he finished 23rd.

* Tim is currently 18th in NCTS driver points.

* Tim is leading the Raybestos Rookie of the Year standings by five points over Willie Allen.

* This will be the eighth season Green Light Racing has competed at ORP in the NCTS. Best finish; 9th on August 2, 2002 with team co-owner Bobby Dotter behind the wheel.

Tim's thoughts on O'Reilly Raceway Park: "I love racing at ORP, it's back-home short track racing that most of us really enjoy. Our short-track program has really improved since the beginning of the year and I feel we should be able to get our Lester Buildings/ASILIMITED Silverado into the top-ten at ORP."

38 trucks are pre-entered for the Power Stroke Diesel 200. Qualifying will broadcast live on SPEED Channel at 4:30PM EST. Race is scheduled for 7:30PM EST also live on SPEED and will be broadcast nationwide on MRN radio. Rick Crawford is the defending race winner.

-credit: glr

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Bobby Dotter , Rick Crawford , Tim Sauter , Willie Allen