For the seventh straight year, Johnny Sauter is set to run the full NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule.
Looking Back at 2014
A veteran of the series, Sauter knows how to get it done behind the wheel as he has proven that with multiple wins throughout his career. Last year was no exception as he won a race (Michigan) and scored eight top-fives and 16 top-10s en route to finishing forth in the series points standings.
In speaking of a championship, Sauter lacked the consistency that his ThorSport Racing teammate Matt Crafton had. A crash early in the season, along with an engine failure and a couple of slip ups during the second half of the year would see the Wisconsin native fall out of contention.
Looking Ahead at 2015
As pointed out above, Sauter has the ability to be a champion and should be able to do it, but needs to find more consistency. It seems to be the only piece that has been missing for him over the year. If the extra edge has been found, perhaps he can find the championship as he has come close with four finishes inside the top-four over the past five seasons.
Sauter hopes to find that extra piece in the form of his new crew chief Doug George. George joins ThorSport Racing with lots of experience on his side, having sat on the pit box for 154 races throughout the past 10 years, scoring two wins and 49 top-10s with a variety of drivers. Perhaps his veteran leadership is the extra piece that Sauter is needing.