Birthdate: May 1, 1978
Johnny Sauter has grown up in and around racing. One of twelve children, Sauter learned early on about creating his own possibilities. Although his father, legendary short track racer Jim Sauter, may have opened doors for him in racing, Sauter had to work to fund his racing efforts. Due to his father’s rule that he must finish high school before competing in the short track ranks in and around Wisconsin, Sauter’s competitive foray into the sport didn’t come until the summer after his high school graduation.
Sauter has competed at all of NASCAR’s elite levels – in the Sprint Cup Series, Nationwide Series and Camping World Truck Series. He enters into his sixth consecutive season with ThorSport Racing owners Duke & Rhonda Thorson, and longtime supporter and friend Mike Curb and new sponsor NextantAerospace; after a sentimental win in Las Vegas and a Rookie-of-the-year title under his belt in 2009; third-place finish in points in 2010; dramatic second-place finish in driver points and wins to his credit in 2011; 2 consecutive wins at Texas Motor Speedway in the 2012 season and 3 wins in the 2013 season and the battle against teammate Matt Crafton for championship points . If history is any indication, the veteran driver’s future is looking bright for the 2014 NCWTS season.
Veteran Driver Johnny Sauter Signs With Dustless Blasting
CHARLOTTE, NC (February 7, 2015) - Johnny Sauter will pilot the No. 83 Dustless Blasting Toyota Camry for BK Racing in the 57th running of the Daytona 500 on Sunday February 22nd, 2015 at Daytona International Speedway for the premier race of the season. Wisconsin native, Jonathan Joseph "Johnny" Sauter, is a well known name in all three of NASCAR's top series. Sauter had his start in the sport in 2001 and has raced in over 400 NASCAR events. Sauter has an impressive ten wins, fifty-six Top 5's and eighty-six Top 10's. In addition, Sauter has finished in the top ten in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship points the past six years running. "We are very comfortable with our chances to race our No. 83 Dustless Blasting Camry into the Daytona 500 with Johnny behind the wheel. He has a lot of experience running upfront, a veteran in the sport and a loyal Toyota Racing driver," said Ron Devine, owner of BK Racing. "Regardless of the outcome of the Budweiser Duels, we look forward to working with Johnny on a select race schedule in 2015."
Johnny Sauter commented, "I am excited to be joining the BK Racing team for the start of the 2015 NASCAR season. I am thankful for the opportunity to get behind the wheel of the No. 83 Dustless Blasting Toyota, and compete with the top athletes in the motorsports industry. We are going to get out there and give it our all and hopefully come home with a good finish for this team and sponsor." Dustless Blasting will return to BK Racing in 2015 for the second season and will be a primary sponsor for at least 4 races, including the Daytona 500. In addition to the premier race of the season, Dustless Blasting will also be on the No. 83 Toyota at both Talladega Superspeedway races and Daytona in July.
"We're very excited to continue our support of BK Racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series," said Benny LeCompte, owner of MMLJ Inc. "Much like Johnny Sauter, Dustless Blasting has made a monumental rise over the last few years, and it has an extremely bright future ahead of it. We are excited to give our customers, many of whom are NASCAR fans, something to cheer for at the biggest race of year, the Daytona 500!" The Dustless Blaster can remove virtually any type of coating from any material very quickly and without creating heat or a dust plume. More information can be found at www.dustlessblasting.com.