BUSCH: Kentucky: Tim Sauter preview

Tim Sauter in National City Colors at Kentucky The ...

Tim Sauter in National City Colors at Kentucky

The #36 McGill Motorsports entry will be emblazoned with National City green and white Saturday for the NASCAR Busch Series Meijer 300 at Kentucky Speedway. This is the second straight year that National City has partnered with McGill Motorsports for the Cincinnati area event. Last year, the team brought home a 17th place finish.

"We look forward to being involved with what has quickly become the largest annual sporting event in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky," said Barbara Dundee, National City's local director of marketing. "This is great exposure of the National City brand both in the area and throughout the country."

The McGill Motorsports team is bringing the same racecar they ran at Nashville last weekend. Tim Sauter feels it is one of the better handling cars the team has in its stable. "The car was really good at different times in Nashville last week. If we can find a little more consistency, I think we can bring home a strong finish for the folks at National City."

On Thursday, June 15, Cincinnati area fans and the media will have two opportunities to meet Tim Sauter and view the National City #36 Chevy: Noon-1 p.m. at the National City Crescent Springs branch in the Buttermilk Towne Center and from 2 p.m.-3 p.m. at the National City Hebron branch on North Bend Road north of I-275. Sauter is looking forward to all the events of the weekend. "Thursday afternoon will be fun, we are going to take the show car to a couple National City branches to meet their employees and customers. We'll shake some hands and sign a few autographs, then we'll do our best for them Saturday on the track."

The Meijer 300 will begin at 8 p.m. on June 17 and will be televised live on FX.

This will be Tim's 99th start in the NBS and 104th career NASCAR start.

All three Sauter brothers will attempt to make the Meijer 300.

Tim currently sits 26th in the NBS point standings.

This will be the fifth time Tim has competed at Kentucky in the NBS, best finish: June 2002 - Kroger 300 - Finished 16th, started 15th.

Tim's thoughts on Kentucky Speedway: "This is a great facility, the track is fast and smooth, it's a great place to race, everything is first class. They fill the stands with 70,000 people, which I think is the largest crowd we get for a stand-alone Busch race. Without a Cup race the Busch Series is the biggest race at the track and the fans really are appreciative."

This will be the third time McGill Motorsports has competed at Kentucky in the NBS, best finish: June 2005 - Meijer 300 - Driver; Stanton Barrett - Finished 17th, started 26th.


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Drivers Tim Sauter , Stanton Barrett