Johnny Sauter and his Nextant Aerospace/Curb Records Toyota team have been the picture of consistency throughout the 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) season. With seven top-10 finishes in the first eight races this season, Sauter leads all NCWTS drivers with an average finish of 7.1. The No. 98 ThorSport Racing team remains atop the NCWTS point standings for the second consecutive week, following a ninth-place finish in Thursday night's UNOH 225 at Kentucky Speedway.
Starting fifth, the Necedah, Wisconsin native battled a Toyota Tundra that was too tight on the race track, a problem he and his ThorSport Racing team faced all afternoon throughout both practice sessions and qualifying. Running as high as first and leading three laps, Sauter remained unhappy with his Toyota Tundra throughout the 150-lap event, telling crew chief Dennis Connor that it was, "killing the splitter and dragging the corners." Connor and crew made three attempts on pit road to adjust the handling, and in the closing laps Sauter was able to fight back from a race-low 14th to continue his five-race streak of top-10 finishes, capturing a ninth-place finish.