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Jay Sauter (born June 22, 1962, in Necedah, Wisconsin) is a NASCAR driver. He previously drove the No. 34 Chevrolet Monte Carlo for Frank Cicci Racing in the Busch Series. Sauter is the son of former NASCAR driver Jim Sauter, and the brother of fellow drivers Tim Sauter and Johnny Sauter. He also is an uncle to Travis Sauter (son of Tim).

Jay Sauter
Jay Sauter RCR.jpg
Sauter in 1996
Born (1962-06-22) June 22, 1962 (age 57)
Necedah, Wisconsin, United States
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
2 races run over 1 year
Best finish70th (2002)
First race2002 Samsung/Radio Shack 500 (Texas)
Last race2002 EA Sports 500 (Talladega)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
130 races run over 8 years
Best finish16th (2000)
First race2000 Alltel 200 (Rockingham)
Last race2007 Pepsi 300 (Nashville)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 23 1
NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series career
90 races run over 5 years
Best finish4th (1998)
First race1996 Florida Dodge Dealers 400 (Homestead)
Last race2004 Darlington 200 (Darlington)
First win1997 Pennzoil Discount Center 200 (Loudon)
Last win1999 O'Reilly 300 (Texas)
Wins Top tens Poles
4 50 2
Statistics current as of July 6, 2012.

Racing careerEdit

Sauter, a former American Speed Association driver, made his NASCAR debut in 1996 in the Craftsman Truck Series. Driving the No. 42 Team SABCO Chevrolet Silverado, he qualified 21st and finished eighth at the Miami-Dade Homestead Motorsports Complex. He ran six more races for SABCO that year. His best finish was third at Bristol Motor Speedway, and was offered a ride for one of SABCO's Cup teams, but he chose to decline the offer. He ended the season driving the No. 03 RealTree Camouflage Chevy for Richard Childress Racing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, finishing 22nd.

 
Sauter's 1997 truck

In 1997, Sauter replaced Mike Skinner in Childress' No. 3 GM Goodwrench entry in the truck series. Sauter won his first career race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. He had 15 top-10 finishes that season and finished sixth in the final points standings. In 1998, Sauter picked up his second career win at Martinsville Speedway and moved up to a career-high fourth in points. The next year, he won at Louisville and Texas but dropped to fifth in points.

In 2000, Sauter moved up to the Busch Series, driving the No. 43 Quality Farm & Country Stores Chevrolet Monte Carlo for the Curb Agajanian Performance Group. He had eight top-10 finishes, was 17th in the championship points, and was fourth in the Rookie of the Year chase. In 2001, Sauter won his first career pole at Kentucky Speedway. At Memphis, Sauter had a chance to pick up his first Busch Series win; but with two laps to go, Jeff Green drove hard in to turn 3, and both cars washed up the track, allowing Randy LaJoie to slip by for the win. Despite the great run for Sauter, he was released from the team after this race. He missed the next two races at Phoenix and Rockingham before getting a ride in the No. 25 U.S. Marine Corps Chevrolet for Ed Rensi.

For 2002, Sauter returned to RCR and shared the No. 21 Rockwell Automation Chevy with Jeff Green. In 13 starts with RCR, his best finish was a fourth at Nashville Superspeedway. He concluded the season driving the No. 02 Ford Taurus for Angela's Motorsports, finishing 25th at the Ford 300. He also made his Winston Cup debut in the No. 71 for Marcis Auto Racing, finishing 37th at Texas and 43rd at Talladega Superspeedway. In 2003, he ran 10 races for Henderson Bros. Racing, finishing ninth at Nashville. In 2004, he ran nine races for the Henderson brothers, his best finish a 13th at Richmond International Raceway. He also returned to the truck series, driving four races in the No. 06 for MRD Motorsports and finishing 15th at Bristol.

After making only one start in the Busch Series in 2005, Sauter returned in 2006 with a new team, Duesenberg & Leik Motorsports. He qualified for 33 of 35 races with a best finish of seventh at O'Reilly Raceway Park. After the No. 01 team merged with Davis Motorsports, Sauter joined Frank Cicci Racing in 2007, running a few races before the team suspended operations.

Sauter currently competes in local races on short tracks in Wisconsin.[1]

Motorsports career resultsEdit

NASCAREdit

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Winston Cup SeriesEdit

NASCAR Winston Cup Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 NWCC Pts Ref
1996 Team SABCO 40 Pontiac DAY CAR RCH ATL DAR BRI NWS MAR TAL SON CLT DOV POC MCH DAY NHA POC TAL IND GLN MCH BRI DAR
DNQ
N/A 0 [2]
Chevy RCH
DNQ
DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR PHO ATL
2002 Marcis Auto Racing 71 Chevy DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR BRI TEX
37
MAR TAL CAL RCH CLT DOV POC MCH SON DAY CHI NHA POC IND GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH NHA DOV KAN TAL
43
CLT MAR ATL CAR PHO HOM 70th 86 [3]

Busch SeriesEdit

NASCAR Busch Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 NBSC Pts Ref
1996 Shoemaker Racing 64 Chevy DAY CAR RCH ATL NSV DAR BRI HCY NZH CLT DOV SBO MYB GLN MLW
QL
NHA TAL IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV CLT CAR HOM NA - [4]
2000 Curb/Agajanian Motorsports 43 Chevy DAY
4
CAR
14
LVS
DNQ
ATL
39
DAR
22
BRI
31
TEX
19
NSV
6
TAL
27
CAL
10
RCH
36
NHA
16
CLT
35
DOV
30
SBO
40
MYB
10
GLN
8
MLW
27
NZH
10
PPR
27
GTY
18
IRP
32
MCH
32
BRI
6
DAR
22
RCH
25
DOV
30
CLT
25
CAR
20
MEM
9
PHO
43
HOM
13
16th 3037 [5]
2001 DAY
25
CAR
11
LVS
10
ATL
13
DAR
36
BRI
22
TEX
3
NSH
39
TAL
7
CAL
28
RCH
10
NHA
32
NZH
15
CLT
34
DOV
23
KEN
9
MLW
33
GLN
12
CHI
38
GTY
25
PPR
17
IRP
14
MCH
15
BRI
10
DAR
30
RCH
39
DOV
18
KAN
14
CLT
28
MEM
4
PHO CAR 19th 3084 [6]
Team Rensi Motorsports 25 Chevy HOM
22
2002 Richard Childress Racing 21 Chevy DAY CAR LVS DAR BRI TEX NSH
15
TAL
30
CAL RCH NHA
30
NZH
7
NSH
4
KEN
21
MLW
13
DAY
37
CHI GTY
13
PPR
17
IRP
36
MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM
8
ATL CAR 36th 1525 [7]
2 CLT
9
DOV
Angela's Motorsports 02 Ford PHO
DNQ
HOM
25
2003 Henderson Motorsports 75 Chevy DAY
DNQ
CAR LVS DAR BRI
36
TEX TAL NSH
24
CAL RCH
40
GTY NZH CLT DOV NSH
9
KEN
40
MLW
17
DAY CHI NHA PPR IRP MCH BRI
40
DAR RCH
26
DOV KAN CLT MEM
13
ATL PHO CAR
28
HOM 49th 818 [8]
2004 DAY CAR LVS DAR BRI
39
TEX NSH
36
TAL CAL GTY RCH
13
NZH CLT DOV NSH
16
KEN
40
MLW DAY CHI NHA PPR IRP MCH BRI
31
CAL RCH
DNQ
DOV KAN CLT MEM ATL PHO DAR HOM 63rd 453 [9]
2005 DAY CAL MXC LVS ATL NSH BRI
DNQ
TEX PHO TAL DAR RCH CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW DAY CHI NHA PPR GTY IRP GLN MCH BRI
40
CAL RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM TEX PHO HOM 139th 43 [10]
2006 Duesenberg & Leik Motorsports 01 Chevy DAY
DNQ
CAL
41
MXC
24
LVS
34
ATL
29
BRI
23
TEX
40
NSH
18
PHO
DNQ
TAL
15
RCH
17
DAR
40
CLT
39
DOV
20
NSH
13
KEN
29
MLW
11
DAY
36
CHI
27
NHA
19
MAR
10
GTY
11
IRP
7
GLN
26
MCH
26
BRI
43
CAL
10
RCH
17
DOV
31
KAN
29
CLT
40
MEM
26
TEX
39
PHO
17
HOM
30
21st 2879 [11]
2007 Frank Cicci Racing 34 Chevy DAY CAL
28
MXC LVS
21
ATL
DNQ
BRI
15
NSH
28
TEX PHO TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW NHA DAY CHI GTY IRP CGV GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM TEX PHO HOM 83rd 376 [12]
- Qualified for Dick Trickle

Craftsman Truck SeriesEdit

NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 NCTC Pts Ref
1996 Team SABCO 42 Chevy HOM
8
PHO
11
POR EVG TUS CNS
9
HPT
5
BRI
3
NZH MLW
25
LVL I70 IRP
6
FLM GLN NSV RCH NHA MAR NWS SON MMR PHO 16th 1065 [13]
Richard Childress Racing 03 Chevy LVS
22
1997 3 WDW
4
TUS
3
HOM
19
PHO
11
POR
10
EVG
30
I70
31
NHA
1
TEX
11
BRI
3
NZH
9
MLW
2
LVL
31
CNS
4
HPT
16
IRP
31
FLM
6
NSV
13
GLN
12
RCH
3
MAR
7
SON
3
MMR
4
CAL
25
PHO
7
LVS
4
6th 3467 [14]
1998 WDW
7
HOM
3
PHO
6
POR
8
EVG
16
I70
16
GLN
2
TEX
16
BRI
12
MLW
14
NZH
3
CAL
24
PPR
22
IRP
10
NHA
11
FLM
13
NSV
15
HPT
7
LVL
20
RCH
17
MEM
2
GTY
3
MAR
1
SON
8
MMR
8
PHO
12
LVS
4
4th 3672 [15]
1999 HOM
21
PHO
8
EVG
19
MMR
11
MAR
11
MEM
3
PPR
9
I70
14
BRI
7
TEX
2
PIR
8
GLN
6
MLW
9
NSV
12
NZH
4
MCH
2
NHA
11
IRP
6
GTY
18
HPT
3
RCH
36
LVS
5
LVL
1
TEX
1
CAL
10
5th 3543 [16]
2004 MRD Motorsports 06 Chevy DAY ATL MAR MFD CLT DOV TEX MEM MLW KAN KEN
31
GTW MCH IRP NSH
21
BRI
15
RCH
DNQ
NHA LVS CAL TEX
DNQ
MAR PHO DAR
26
HOM 48th 373 [17]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Brown, Jeff (July 23, 2010). "Jay Sauter wants to win in return to Speedway". La Crosse Tribune. La Crosse, WI. Retrieved 2012-06-13.
  2. ^ "Jay Sauter – 1996 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 17, 2016.
  3. ^ "Jay Sauter – 2002 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 17, 2016.
  4. ^ "Jay Sauter – 1996 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 22, 2016.
  5. ^ "Jay Sauter – 2000 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 17, 2016.
  6. ^ "Jay Sauter – 2001 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 17, 2016.
  7. ^ "Jay Sauter – 2002 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 17, 2016.
  8. ^ "Jay Sauter – 2003 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 17, 2016.
  9. ^ "Jay Sauter – 2004 NASCAR Busch Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 17, 2016.
  10. ^ "Jay Sauter – 2005 NASCAR Busch Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 17, 2016.
  11. ^ "Jay Sauter – 2006 NASCAR Busch Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 17, 2016.
  12. ^ "Jay Sauter – 2007 NASCAR Busch Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 17, 2016.
  13. ^ "Jay Sauter – 1996 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 17, 2016.
  14. ^ "Jay Sauter – 1997 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 17, 2016.
  15. ^ "Jay Sauter – 1998 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 17, 2016.
  16. ^ "Jay Sauter – 1999 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 17, 2016.
  17. ^ "Jay Sauter – 2004 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved October 17, 2016.

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