By virtue of his wins at Martinsville as well as Texas in Round 2, Johnny Sauter easily advanced to the final round of the inaugural NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chase at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. That obviously makes him among the favorites within the four drivers to win the championship on Friday night at the 1.5-mile track, but it’s not just winning two of the three races in the last round to why, it’s his consistent good finishes.
Sauter, has three straight top five finishes and 11 straight top 10’s to his credit. Furthermore, Sauter has taken his No. 21 Chevrolet to 17 top 10’s in the last 18 races.
If that’s not remarkable enough, he’s also finished in the top five in 10 of those 17 races.
That’s enough to make him a legitimate contender. But, throw in how good he’s been at Homestead over his career, and you can see why he’s the favorite.
Sauter, won at Homestead back in 2011, as he has six top 10’s there in his last seven starts. He was seventh last year and 10th in the year before, so with his recent streak mixed with a top 10 finish in every race but one since May, there’s no reason to believe he won’t finish the season without hoisting the championship trophy for the first time of his career.
The Wisconsin native has finished in the top four of the final standings in five of the last six years, and will obviously do so for the fourth straight season, but he’s hoping to not finish fourth for the fourth straight year.
He wants to win and he is the best to do so.