Johnny Sauter marked his 40th birthday earlier this month and celebrated in style at Dover International Speedway on Friday with a victory in the “JEGS 200” NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race.
Jeremy Clements' recipe for success is a combination of talent, tenacity and mathematical wizardry. Throw some sponsorship dollars and a little luck into the mix and it wouldn’t be surprising to see him standing in victory lane.
Johnny Sauter has not visited victory lane at Las Vegas Motor Speedway since 2009, his first NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series start at the track.
Much like his famous father Bill back in 1983, the Dawsonville, Georgia native scored his first career MENCS race at a road course. Just like his father, he had to endure many runner-ups before celebrating that inaugural Cup victory.
DALE EARNHARDT, JR.: “Well, the test, I thought, couldn’t have gone any better. Darlington was a great host and NASCAR was really great to work with to put it together. I really appreciate them creating opportunities and rules for drivers in this type of situation to be able to get in a car.
The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series kicked-off its 23rd year of competition and its eighth year racing at Daytona International Speedway. Some drivers left Daytona happy, but others like Matt Crafton (still searching for his first win at Daytona) left unhappy. Others included Noah Gragson, John Hunter Nemechek, Myatt Snider, Stewart Friesen, Cody Coughlin and Brett Moffit.
Kevin Harvick topped the chart in first Sprint Cup Series practice at Richmond International Raceway. The driver of the No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 20.919 and a speed of 129.069 mph.
When Aric Almirola suffered an acute compression fracture to his T5 vertebra during an accident at Kansas Speedway back in May, the expectation was that the veteran driver for Richard Petty Motorsports would be sidelined anywhere from eight to twelve weeks. After a grueling rehab process that included physical therapy and swimming, Almirola had just one step left to go before he could return.
Jimmie Johnson posted the fastest time in the first Sprint Cup Series practice at Chicagoland Speedway. The driver of the No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 29.383 and a speed of 183.780 mph.