BUSCH: Charlotte II: Tim Sauter preview

Tim Sauter, Lester Buildings Lowes Preview After a week off to prepare, the NASCAR Busch series teams are "home" this weekend at the Lowes Motor Speedway in Charlotte for the Dollar General 300. Tim Sauter and the McGill Motorsports team are ...

Tim Sauter, Lester Buildings Lowes Preview

After a week off to prepare, the NASCAR Busch series teams are "home" this weekend at the Lowes Motor Speedway in Charlotte for the Dollar General 300. Tim Sauter and the McGill Motorsports team are hoping to improve on the 27th place finish the team had earlier in the year at the fast mile and a half speedway.

The team is bringing the same car that ran at Kansas two weeks ago. "The guys in the shop have worked real hard to make the car stronger for this week, we had some damage on the right front from a pit-road incident. The week off gave them plenty of time to get the car ready. I really think we can improve on our run here in May," Sauter explained.

This will be the second to last race for Lester Buildings as the primary sponsor of the #36. "We would really like to reward Lester with a good run this weekend," Sauter said. "Lester started selling buildings in the Charlotte area last year, and the Motorsports program has been a real boost to the sales in this part of the country."

Fourteen year-old Raine Angelley was awaiting a kidney transplant when he was Sauter and the McGill Motorsports team's special guest for the May race. Raine received his donor kidney on August 23rd and is recovering amazingly well. Raine was thrilled when Tim called him at the hospital shortly after the procedure, and is now hooked on NASCAR racing. His new kidney is functioning at 100% and Raine should resume normal activities within several months.

There are 47 entries on the preliminary entry list for the Dollar General 300. Twenty-one drivers are attempting the "double-duty" of both the Busch and Cup races this weekend.

Qualifying for the Dollar General 300 will air live on SPEED beginning at five o'clock eastern on Friday, October 13th. The green flag will fly at eight o'clock eastern the same day. The race can be seen live on TNT and will be broadcast on PRN radio stations across the country.

All three Sauter brothers will be attempting this weekends Dollar General 300.

This will be the seventh time Tim has competed at Charlotte in the NBS. Best Finish; 13th on October 12th 2002 driving the AP Performance Chevy.

Tim's thoughts on the Kansas Speedway: "This place is so much smoother after they repaved it. It's really fast. It's great for the crew guys to race this close to home after that long summer stretch."

This will be the sixth time McGill Motorsports has competed at Charlotte in the NBS. Best Finish; 21st on May 28th, 2005 with Stanton Barrett driving.

-credit: mgm

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
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