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Tim Sauter (born October 13, 1964) is an American race car driver. He has competed in the American Speed Association, the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, the Busch Series, and the Winston Cup Series. He is the son of Jim Sauter, and the brother of NASCAR drivers Jay and Johnny Sauter.

Tim Sauter
Tim Sauter August 2011 State Park Speedway.jpg
Sauter in 2011
Born (1964-10-13) October 13, 1964 (age 55)
Necedah, Wisconsin
Achievements1999 ASA National Tour Champion
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
2 races run over 1 year
Best finish65th (2002)
First race2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 400 (Richmond)
Last race2002 MBNA All-American Heroes 400 (Dover)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
111 races run over 7 years
Best finish13th (2002)
First race2000 Sam's Town 250 (Memphis)
Last race2006 Sam's Town 250 (Memphis)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 9 0
NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series career
28 races run over 2 years
Best finish16th (2007)
First race2003 Power Stroke Diesel 200 (IRP)
Last race2007 Ford 200 (Homestead)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 1 0
Statistics current as of July 6, 2012.

Racing careerEdit

Sauter made his NASCAR debut in 2000, at Memphis. Driving the No. 61 Stoops Freightliner car for Xpress Motorsports, he finished 29th. He ran an additional two races that season with a best finish of fifteenth at Homestead-Miami Speedway. He joined the team for a full-time run in 2001, and posted two top-ten finishes before the team suddenly closed up due to a lack of funding. He ended the season driving for the No. 19 AP Performance Racing team. He returned to the 19 team full-time in 2002 and posted seven top-ten finishes. He also ran a pair of Cup races for Dave Marcis, his best finish 34th at Dover International Speedway. A lack of sponsorship forced AP to close its doors at the end of season.

In 2003, he joined Mac Hill Motorsports for a part-time schedule of twelve races. His best finish came at New Hampshire International Speedway, where he finished seventeenth. He also drove in the Truck Series for three races, finishing fourteenth at Bristol Motor Speedway. He continued to drive part-time in 2004, driving the No. 56 Mac Hill car in four races. On August 4, 2005 the Gary SouthShore RailCats of the Northern League signed Sauter to a one-day contract. Though he struck out, he completed his baseball debut beating the Kansas City T-Bones.[1]

In 2005, Lester Buildings became his sponsor and allowed him to run the No. 56 in twelve races. He was offered a full-time ride with McGill Motorsports in 2006, but he did not finish in the top-ten and mutually parted ways late in the season.

In 2007, he drove the No. 07 Green Light Racing truck full-time as a teammate to Chad McCumbee with Lester Buildings sponsoring. Also, as Tim has only made 3 previous Truck Series starts, he will also run for Rookie of the Year honors. He got his first top ten at Texas in November. Sauter was also involved in a scary crash at Martinsville when his truck was hit several times after getting loose off turn 4. Sauter was uninjured, though.

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
2000 Xpress Motorsports 61 Chevy DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR BRI TEX MAR TAL CAL RCH CLT DOV MCH POC SON DAY NHA POC IND GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH NHA DOV MAR CLT TAL CAR PHO HOM ATL
DNQ
NA - [2]
2002 Marcis Auto Racing 71 Chevy DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR BRI TEX MAR TAL CAL RCH CLT DOV POC MCH SON DAY CHI NHA POC IND GLN MCH BRI
DNQ
DAR RCH
37
NHA DOV
34
KAN TAL CLT MAR ATL CAR
DNQ
PHO HOM 65th 113 [3]
2003 DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR BRI TEX TAL MAR CAL RCH CLT DOV POC MCH SON DAY CHI NHA
DNQ
POC IND GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH NHA DOV
DNQ
TAL KAN CLT MAR ATL PHO CAR
DNQ
HOM NA - [4]

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
2000 Xpress Motorsports 61 Chevy DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR BRI TEX NSV TAL CAL RCH NHA CLT DOV SBO MYB GLN MLW NZH PPR GTY IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH
DNQ
DOV CLT CAR
DNQ
PHO
21
HOM
15
73rd 294 [5]
Pontiac MEM
29
2001 DAY
10
32nd 1611 [6]
Chevy CAR
21
LVS
13
ATL
34
DAR
29
BRI
9
TEX
34
NSH
17
TAL
15
CAL
25
RCH
23
NHA
16
NZH
22
CLT
23
DOV
22
KEN
43
MLW GLN CHI GTY PPR IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM PHO
AP Performance Racing 19 Chevy CAR
26
HOM
40
2002 DAY
26
CAR
29
LVS
17
DAR
22
BRI
16
TEX
22
NSH
10
TAL
32
CAL
7
RCH
10
NHA
12
NZH
14
CLT
19
DOV
22
NSH
32
KEN
15
MLW
9
DAY
12
CHI
34
GTY
10
PPR
23
IRP
33
MCH
20
BRI
17
DAR
19
RCH
25
DOV
8
KAN
11
CLT
13
MEM
6
ATL
32
CAR
14
PHO
26
HOM
18
13th 3644 [7]
2003 Mac Hill Motorsports 56 Chevy DAY CAR
27
LVS DAR
30
BRI TEX TAL NSH CAL RCH
20
GTY NZH CLT
27
DOV NSH KEN
39
MLW
23
DAY CHI NHA
17
PPR IRP MCH BRI
21
DAR RCH
33
DOV KAN CLT MEM
18
ATL
26
PHO CAR
30
HOM 46th 1028 [8]
2004 DAY CAR LVS DAR BRI TEX NSH TAL CAL GTY RCH NZH CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW
19
DAY CHI NHA PPR IRP
25
MCH BRI CAL RCH
DNQ
DOV KAN CLT MEM
39
ATL PHO DAR
40
HOM 79th 283 [9]
2005 DAY
DNQ
CAL MXC LVS ATL NSH
34
BRI
DNQ
TEX PHO TAL
12
DAR RCH
18
CLT DOV NSH
27
KEN
20
MLW
37
DAY CHI
DNQ
NHA PPR
25
GTY
27
IRP
40
GLN MCH
DNQ
BRI
DNQ
CAL RCH
DNQ
DOV
30
KAN
DNQ
CLT MEM
38
TEX PHO HOM
30
49th 942 [10]
2006 DCT Motorsports 36 Chevy DAY
19
CAL
25
MXC
30
LVS
41
ATL
31
BRI
21
TEX
37
NSH
36
PHO
24
TAL
21
RCH
39
DAR
37
CLT
27
DOV
28
NSH
24
KEN
28
MLW
27
DAY
24
CHI
33
NHA
26
MAR
19
GTY
22
IRP
33
GLN MCH BRI
34
CAL RCH
35
DOV
28
KAN
25
CLT
DNQ
MEM
31
TEX PHO HOM 21st 2879 [11]

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 NCTC Pts Ref
2003 Keller Motorsports 35 Ford DAY DAR MMR MAR CLT DOV TEX MEM MLW KAN KEN GTW MCH IRP
23
NSH BRI
14
77th 221 [12]
53 RCH
21
NHA CAL LVS SBO TEX MAR PHO HOM
2007 Green Light Racing 07 Chevy DAY
28
CAL
26
ATL
21
MAR
29
KAN
30
CLT
17
MFD
14
DOV
23
TEX
16
MCH
11
MLW
26
MEM
18
KEN
21
IRP
28
NSH
31
BRI
28
GTW
31
NHA
23
LVS
20
TAL
21
MAR
27
ATL
21
TEX
10
PHO
24
HOM
11
16th 2497 [13]

ARCA Bondo/Mar-Hyde SeriesEdit

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

ARCA Bondo/Mar-Hyde 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 ABMHC Pts Ref
2000 Xpress Motorsports 61 Chevy DAY SLM AND CLT KIL FRS MCH POC TOL KEN BLN POC WIN ISF KEN DSF SLM CLT TAL ATL
DNQ
NA - [14]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Tim Sauter – 2000 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  3. ^ "Tim Sauter – 2002 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  4. ^ "Tim Sauter – 2003 NASCAR Winston Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  5. ^ "Tim Sauter – 2000 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  6. ^ "Tim Sauter – 2001 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  7. ^ "Tim Sauter – 2002 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  8. ^ "Tim Sauter – 2003 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  9. ^ "Tim Sauter – 2004 NASCAR Busch Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  10. ^ "Tim Sauter – 2005 NASCAR Busch Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  11. ^ "Tim Sauter – 2006 NASCAR Busch Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  12. ^ "Tim Sauter – 2003 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  13. ^ "Tim Sauter – 2007 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  14. ^ "Tim Sauter – 2000 ARCA Bondo/Mar-Hyde Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 6, 2019.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Gary St. Amant
ASA National Tour Champion
1999
Succeeded by
Gary St. Amant