Darlington Raceway Race Preview

Sep 3, 2021

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Race: Sunday, Sept. 5 at 1:30 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1
Radio: MRN / SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Channel 90

Johnny Sauter | No. 13 FarmPaint.com Toyota Tundra

Making the Calls: Joe Shear Jr.
Eyes in the Sky: Tab Boyd
Darlington  Stats: In four series starts at the track, Sauter has one top-five and three top-10 finishes. He finished sixth in the spring race at the track.
Season Stats: In 16 starts, Sauter has one pole, three top-five and five top-10 finishes averaging an 12.3 start and a 17.3 finish to go along with his 33 laps led.
Series Career Stats: In 305 starts, 24 wins, 112 top-five and 181 top-10 finishes to go along with nine pole awards and 2,668 laps led.
Starting Position: Johnny Sauter will start from the 13th position.


Matt Crafton | No. 88 Ideal Door / Menards Toyota Tundra
Making the Calls: Carl “Junior” Joiner
Eyes in the Sky: Jason Hedlesky
Darlington Stats: In eight series starts at the track, Crafton has led four laps, two top-five and five top-10 finishes. He finished fourth in the spring race at the track.
Season Stats: After 16 races, Crafton has three top-five and eight top-10 finishes, averaging an 8.4 start and 12.6 finishing position to go along 16 laps led.
Series Career Stats: Crafton has 492 consecutive starts, 15 wins, 128 top-five and 296 top-10 finishes in addition to 16 poles and 2,672 laps led. 
Starting Position: Matt Crafton will start from the second position.


Grant Enfinger | No. 98 Champion Power Equipment / Camping World / Curb Records Toyota Tundra

Making the Calls: Jeriod Prince
Eyes in the Sky: Chris Monez
Darlington Stats:Enfinger has two starts at the track where he finished fourth and fifth, respectively.
Season Stats: In eight starts with ThorSport Racing this season, Enfinger has tallied four top five and six top-10 finishes to average a 12.3 start and 6.3 finish.
Series Career Stats: 121 starts, 41 top-five and 74 top-10 finishes to go along with five pole awards and 855 laps led.
Starting Position: Grant Enfinger will start from the 12th position.


Ben Rhodes | No. 99 Bombardier / Learjet 75 Toyota Tundra

Making the Calls: Rich Lushes
Eyes in the Sky: TJ Bell
Darlington Stats: In two starts at the track, Rhodes drove to Victory Lane in 2020 and scored a second-place finish in the spring race.
Season Stats: Rhodes has 16 starts, 74 laps led en route to two wins, six top-five and 12 top-10 finishes. Rhodes has an averaging start of 7.1 and 8.6 finishing position.
Series Career Stats: 135 starts, five wins, 39 top-five and 72 top-10 finishes to go along with five pole awards and 810 laps led.
Starting Position: Ben Rhodes will start from the third position.