SPARTA, Ky. – The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series’ latest two-week break couldn’t come at a better time for ThorSport Racing’s Johnny Sauter, who endured an abysmally frustrating night Thursday at Kentucky Speedway that resulted in a 12th-place finish in the UNOH 225.
“We just struggled getting the truck to work like we needed it to,” Sauter said. “We tried a lot of things to get it down into the racetrack, but it ended up being a frustrating night for our Carolina Nut / Curb Records Toyota team.”
From the time his No. 98 ThorSport Racing Toyota shut off on the pre-race pace laps to the 150th lap — through which his crew was never able to solve his truck’s handling woes — Sauter kept trying but finally had to admit he was out of ideas to make their vehicle better.
“This track has definitely been a feast-or-famine deal for us,” Sauter said. “Thursday wasn’t a good day for us, that’s for sure.”
Along with the shutoff issue, Sauter said on his in-truck radio his truck wasn’t