NASCAR Truck Champion Sauter set for Return to Slinger Nationals

Johnny Sauter Eyes a Crown Jewel That has Eluded Him

(Slinger, WI) Johnny Sauter, the 2016 NASCAR Truck Series Champion, will return to Slinger Super Speedway, Tuesday night, July 9, for the 40th annual SUPERSEAL Slinger Nationals presented by Miller Lite.

The Necedah, Wisconsin native has over 500 starts in NASCAR’s three National Touring Series and relocated back to his home state a couple of years ago. And with that move, Sauter has taken the opportunity to return to his short-track roots, with his own equipment, when his schedule allows.

“Growing up as a Wisconsin kid, I remember going to the Slinger Nationals and thinking to myself that it’d be pretty cool to win that someday,” said Sauter. “It’s one of the premier events in the entire Midwest, so I better get my butt in gear and make it happen.”

Johnny Sauter has one Truck Series victory to his credit in 2019 and in doing so, punched his ticket for a spot in the NASCAR Truck Series Playoffs. The win was Sauter’s 24th career Truck Series win. This years Slinger Nationals start will be the third of his career.

“We haven’t had much luck at the Nationals,” said Sauter. “In two previous starts I’ve broken a lower control arm and had a flat tire with 20 laps to go. Having said that, they were both subpar performances up to that point. I’m bringing a brand-new car and I’ve got a really good idea of where I need to be,” said Sauter.

The list of previous Nationals winners includes former and current NASCAR standouts, Alan Kulwicki; Mark Martin; Dick Trickle (4 wins); Rich Bickle, Jr (4 wins); Matt Kenseth (7 wins) and Kyle Busch. The last two years, barnstorming national super late model standouts, Ty Majeski and Bubba Pollard have captured the Slinger Nationals top laurels. Matt Kenseth; Bickle, Jr; Majeski and Pollard have all committed to competing in the 2019 Nationals event.

Advanced sale tickets for the 40th annual Slinger Nationals are available, now, at the speedway office or by visiting Tickets are also available for a VIP Meet and Greet Autograph session featuring Kenseth; NASCAR Cup Series rookie Daniel Hemric; Sauter and other top drivers, the night of the Slinger Nationals.

Late models will also compete in a full race program on July 9. A Wednesday night, July 10 rain date has been established.

Slinger Speedway is located off of Highways 41 and 144 at 280 Cedar Creek Road in Slinger, WI. For more information on upcoming events visit our web site at or call the track office at 262-644-5921.

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