|This article is outdated. (January 2012)|
Sauter in 2011
October 13, 1964 |
|Achievements||1999 ASA National Tour Champion|
|NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career|
|2 races run over 1 year|
|Best finish||65th – 2002|
|First race||2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 400 (Richmond)|
|Last race||2002 MBNA All-American Heroes 400 (Dover)|
|NASCAR Xfinity Series career|
|111 races run over 7 years|
|Best finish||13th – 2002|
|First race||2000 Sam's Town 250 (Memphis)|
|Last race||2006 Sam's Town 250 (Memphis)|
|NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career|
|28 races run over 2 years|
|Best finish||16th – 2007|
|First race||2003 Power Stroke Diesel 200 (IRP)|
|Last race||2007 Ford 200 (Homestead)|
|Statistics current as of July 6, 2012.|
Tim Sauter (born October 13, 1964, in Necedah, Wisconsin) is an American race car driver. He has competed in the American Speed Association, the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, the NASCAR Busch Series, and the NASCAR Winston Cup Series. He is the son of Jim Sauter, and the brother of NASCAR drivers Jay and Johnny Sauter.
Sauter made his NASCAR debut in 2000, at Memphis. Driving the #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 #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 #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. In 2005, Lester Buildings became his sponsor and allowed him to run the #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 will drive the #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.
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