BUSCH: Tim Sauter to drive for DCT at Homestead

Tim Sauter in DCT entry for Homestead Lester Buildings sponsors ...

Tim Sauter in DCT entry for Homestead
Lester Buildings sponsors #36 for Busch Series finale

HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- Tim Sauter will drive the #36 Chevrolet for DCT Motorsports in Saturday's NASCAR Busch Series season finale, DCT owner John McGill announced today. Lester Buildings, a Minnesota-based company that manufactures engineered, wood frame building systems over the eastern two-thirds of the nation, will sponsor the team in the race.

"Having a proven veteran like Tim Sauter in our car will be a real plus for our team and all of our guys at Homestead," McGill said. "His own racing lineage, coupled with that of (crew chief) Ricky Pearson, gives us a pretty interesting combination for the weekend."

Sauter, a Necedah, Wisc., native , is the son of former NASCAR Cup driver Jim Sauter and brother of NASCAR driver Johnny Sauter. Pearson is a winning champion crew chief in his own right, and the son of legendary driver David Pearson and brother of champion driver Larry Pearson.

"We all know Tim Sauter can drive a race car, and we're going to give him the best we can at Homestead," Pearson said. "A driver brand new to a race team, especially for the final race of the season, doesn't make things easy but our guys are ready for it. We're looking forward to a good weekend."

Sauter has 82 career starts in NASCAR's Busch Series and, in his own full season, finished 13th with seven top-10 finish in 2002. He has also started races in the NASCAR Nextel Cup and NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series.

John and Nancy McGill are the only full-time owners from Cleveland in the history of NASCAR's top three series. McGill owns and operates McGill Property Group, a major commercial real estate developer. DCT Motorsports was formed in 2003, running its first race in July of that year. Since then, the team has shown consistent growth and improvement.

DCT Motorsports (www.dctmotorsports.com) is talking with companies regarding sponsorship for the 2006 season and beyond. McGill has developed sponsorship packages that could incorporate a full season or blocks of races. Utilizing his own business and marketing acumen, he brings creative and fresh approaches not just to team sponsorship itself but areas such as hospitality, cross-promotions and business-to-business possibilities.

Lester Buildings is one of the largest manufacturers of engineered, wood frame building systems in the United States. Their buildings cover a broad range of customer needs, from standard simple pole barns to custom, one-of-a-kind structures... and everything in between. Nearly 130,000 Lester® buildings dot the American landscape today.

Lester buildings are sold and erected through independent, locally-owned Lester builders who service a wide area of the country ranging from the eastern seaboard to the Rocky Mountains.


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Drivers Tim Sauter , Johnny Sauter , Jim Sauter , David Pearson