BUSCH: Milwaukee: Johnny Sauter preview

SAUTER HOMECOMING - Johnny Sauter, a native of Necedah, Wis., will be looking forward to his Wisconsin homecoming. Sauter's racing heritage is deeply embedded in Wisconsin as a member of the famous Sauter family of racers and a regular at ...

SAUTER HOMECOMING - Johnny Sauter, a native of Necedah, Wis., will be looking forward to his Wisconsin homecoming. Sauter's racing heritage is deeply embedded in Wisconsin as a member of the famous Sauter family of racers and a regular at short-tracks across the state. Sauter will look to earn his first win of the year and his first win at The Milwaukee Mile this Sunday in front of a large group of friends and family.

SAUTER A BREWERS RELIEF PITCHER? - Johnny Sauter, a native of Necedah, Wis., made a mid-week stop in Milwaukee two weeks ago for the Busch Series media advance at The Milwaukee Mile. After a day full of events at the track, Sauter traded his helmet for ball cap and made a stop at Miller Park, home of the Milwaukee Brewers. Sauter received the honors of throwing out the first pitch in front of his hometown crowd. "It was awesome. That's an experience I'll never forget," Sauter commented after the game.

A SECOND FORM OF RACING - Along with his pitching assignment at the Brewers game, Sauter also tried out a new form of racing: sausage racing. Sauter took part in the traditional seventh inning sausage race at Miller Park. Sauter wore the uniform of the No. 1 Bratwurst Sausage. Sauter ran a great race, and was part of a photo finish in the end.

HARVICK WILL DRIVE AT RICHMOND - In a change of schedule, Kevin Harvick will drive the PayDay Chevrolet in the Funai 250 at Richmond International Raceway on Sept. 5. Harvick won this year's Hardee's 250 at Richmond.

MID-WEEK TEST SESSION FOR SAUTER - Richard Childress Racing (RCR) took both Busch Series teams, No. 2 and No. 21, to Greenville-Pickens Speedway for a early week test session prior to departing for Milwaukee. RCR drivers Ron Hornaday and Johnny Sauter participated in the test. Greenville-Pickens is a track with many similarities to The Milwaukee Mile, so the teams use it as good tune-up before the race weekend at Milwaukee.

RANKINGS - After 16 events, the PayDay Racing team sits on top of the team rankings, 96 points ahead of the No. 37 team (David Green) and 142 points ahead of the third-place No. 10 team (Scott Riggs).

THE CAR - This week crew chief Butch Hylton will load car No. 005 onto the PayDay transporter. That car has previously seen action at Nashville and Nazareth. Sauter drove the car to a second-place finish at Nashville and a 10th-place finish at Nazareth.

JOHNNY SAUTER ON RETURNING TO MILWAUKEE - "I can't wait to get there. We tested for this race, and I feel like our car is going to be really good. Going home is awesome, and most of all I just want to put on a good show for my family and friends."

ON HOMETOWN SUPPORT - "I want to win every race I enter, but winning Milwaukee is really important to me. I couldn't even begin to describe how awesome it would be to win at Milwaukee. There is a lot of added incentive to win in front of my family and friends."

ON THE OFF WEEK - "It was great. All the guys got some well deserved time off, and we were able to get a test in."

-rcr-

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Ron Hornaday Jr. , David Green , Scott Riggs , Johnny Sauter
Teams Richard Childress Racing