Texas: Pole winner interview

Johnny Sauter, FUN SAND/CURB RECORDS/STAR DE AZLAN CHEVROLET, Qualified 1st Johnny you are coming off a fifth place finish at Dover, your best finish of the season. Talk to us about any momentum that might have carried over from last week to...

Johnny Sauter, FUN SAND/CURB RECORDS/STAR DE AZLAN CHEVROLET, Qualified 1st

Johnny you are coming off a fifth place finish at Dover, your best finish of the season. Talk to us about any momentum that might have carried over from last week to this week.

"Yeah, we struggled the first part of the year. We came out of the box really fast at Daytona and went to California and we were mediocre. We got totally embarrassed and got lapped twice in a one-hundred lap truck race. So we worked really hard and last week we took a new truck to Dover and did great there and the guys have been working really hard with me and we brought the same truck this week as we had last week at Dover and pretty much just changed a few things and it came super-fast off the truck.

I'm stoked. This is a big deal for me and obviously a big deal for Thorsport and the guys on the thirteen truck because its their first pole. Now all we got to do is close the deal tomorrow night and have a solid day. It feels good to be on the pole at Texas."

Talk about your grandmother, you mentioned her on the radio out there.

"Yeah, she lives right in Dallas there so I flew in early yesterday morning and actually went over to her house and she is getting ready to turn ninety years old. So every time we come to Texas I get to go over there and hang out. My brother was fortunate enough to win a truck race here a few years ago and every time I come here I seem to struggle.

We've got a good start and my grandmother has lived here for forty-six years so she's been here a long time and I believe this will be the first time she has been unable to come out, but winning the pole is pretty cool."

-credit: gm racing

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Johnny Sauter