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Johnny Sauter Wins NASCAR Truck Series at Daytona 500



Editor’s Note: The information contained in this news item was provided by ThorSport Racing.



Duke and Rhonda Thorson join Johnny Sauter after he accepts the trophy for his winning drive.

    Shortly after leaving the Daytona International Speedway’s Victory Lane on Friday night, Feb. 22, 2013, Johnny Sauter still  couldn’t believe what he had accomplished. “I just can’t believe it…I won at Daytona.” Johnny Sauter had just equaled a feat set by his father, Wisconsin short-track racing legend Jim Sauter, in 1978. Jim Sauter won the Daytona ARCA 200 the same year that Johnny was born, the tenth of twelve siblings. Thirty-five years later, Johnny repeated the win. “This is cool for me personally,” said Johnny Sauter.

    Sauter was driving the No. 98 Carolina Nut Co./Curb Records Toyota Tundra, one of the four-member NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team from ThorSport Racing.



Sauter does his victory burnout following his win at the Daytona NextEra Energy Resources 250 race.


    ThorSport Racing, based in a state-of-the-art facility in Sandusky, Ohio, is the longest-tenured active NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team, racing a full-season schedule since 1998.

    Other members of this year’s team for ThorSport Racing are Matt Crafton driving No. 88 Menards Toyota Tundra, Todd Bodine driving No. 13 Mattei Air Compressors Toyota Tundra, and Frank Kimmel driving No. 44 Ansell/Menards Toyota Camry.

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