Teammates Johnny Sauter and Matt Crafton head into the Kentucky Speedway with optimism for their on track performance. Below is a brief preview of each as they head into Thursday night’s UNOH 225 which will air on SPEED starting at 7:30 PM EST.
Johnny Sauter Preview
Sandusky, OH - Headed to one of the fastest tracks on the NCWTS Circuit for the June race of 2012, Johnny Sauter is ready to get back into the drivers seat at Kentucky Speedway. This will be his fifth start in four years at the speedway. He won the pole in the June 2010 race and has one top-five finish.
After winning at Texas Motor Speedway, Sauter and the No. 13 Hot Honeys/Curb Records Toyota Tundra Team are excited to get back on track. They are racing the same truck in Kentucky that took them to Victory Lane in Texas.
“I really like Kentucky, it has less banking, more bumps and you have to lift through, and it’s fast and flat”, said Sauter. ” It takes a lot of skill and driving, especially through the corners. It is the kind of track that I like.”
Matt Crafton Preview
Sandusky, OH - After almost three weeks off in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Matt Crafton heads to Kentucky Speedway for the UNOH 225 on Thursday June 28th. Crafton has been racing trucks at this speedway since 2001 earning three top-five and seven top-10 finishes.
The #88 Menards/Great Lakes Wood Floors Toyota Tundra that is racing at Kentucky is Chassis #36, the same truck that finished second at Texas Motor Speedway in the last race.
“Kentucky Speedway is one of the places I always look forward to go racing”, said Crafton. “This track is not like the ‘cookie cutter’ mile and a half tracks, it has so much character and a lot less banking, and we really have to drive the truck a lot more. You have to lift through the corners and the bumps, which makes it a real challenge, so you need to have the entire package when it comes to good handling.”