Tim Sauter started 38th and finished a NBS career best 6th, in the "Sam's Town 250 Benefiting St. Jude". Only ten laps into the event, Sauter felt a right front tire going down. Rather than pit immediately, he held on until a caution came out on...
Tim Sauter started 38th and finished a NBS career best 6th, in the "Sam's Town 250 Benefiting St. Jude". Only ten laps into the event, Sauter felt a right front tire going down. Rather than pit immediately, he held on until a caution came out on Lap 13. After pitting for four tires and fuel, Sauter restarted in the 35th spot and began a steady climb to the front. By Lap 180 Sauter was solidly in the Top 10. He continued on and Moved up to 4th when the final caution of the day fell on Lap 243. Sauter survived the final 2-lap shootout to bring the No. 19 St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Chevy home 6th, collecting $24,775 in prize money.
TIM SAUTER POST RACE QUOTES:
How do you feel about getting your top NBS finish here at Memphis "I am very happy about the level AP Performance Racing competed on today. We ran in the Top 5 all day, and I know that is where we should have finished. But, sixth place is our best finish of the season and we will take it."
How did the No. 19 handle today?... "We were on the money all day. We made a minor track bar and an air pressure adjustment during the race. There were some brake issues we found today, and I had to adjust my driving because of them. We will get that fixed before Phoenix."
Four Top 15's, and two Top 10's in the past four races. What is behind the performance? "We did improve the role centers on our cars about five races ago, that has made a difference. We also spent a lot of time focusing on race trim setups. However, that's the reason we have not qualified so well. But the team has been right on target the past few races and I am just happy to be there."
What was it like to drive for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at Memphis?... "That was awesome, a truly uplifting experience. I feel lucky that I got a chance to support St. Jude. Alan (Pinsonneault) and I went out there at the beginning of the weekend. We met some incredible patients when we toured the facility, it was a moving experience. It was just proud to carry them on my car."