Race Preview – Kansas Speedway

Johnny Sauter | No. 13 Vivitar/ Realtree Toyota Tundra

Making the Calls: Joe Shear Jr.
Eyes in the Sky: Tab Boyd
Kansas Stats: In 14 series starts at the track, Sauter has one win (2010), six top-five and eight top-10 finishes, averaging a 8.3 start and 12.1 finish to go along with 136 laps led at the track.
Season Stats: Six starts, one pole, averaging an 11.3 start and a 16.8 finish to go along with his 12 laps led.
Series Career Stats: 295 starts, 24 wins, 111 top-five and 178 top-10 finishes to go along with nine pole awards and 2,647 laps led.
Starting Position: Sauter will start from the fourth starting position for Saturday’s race at Kansas Speedway.

Matt Crafton | No. 88 Ideal Door / Menards Toyota Tundra

Making the Calls: Carl “Junior” Joiner
Eyes in the Sky: Jason Hedlesky
Kansas Stats: In 22 series starts at the track, Crafton has led 143 laps en route three wins (2020, 2015, 2013), seven top-five and 13 top-10 finishes.
Season Stats: Six starts, one top-five and three top-10 finishes, averaging a 6.8 start and 11.0 finishing position to go along 14 laps led.
Series Career Stats: 482 consecutive starts, 15 wins, 126 top-five and 291 top-10 finishes in addition to 16 poles and 2,670 laps led.
Welcome Back! This weekend we welcome Ideal Door on the hood of the No. 88 Menards Toyota Tundra.
Starting Position: Crafton will start from the 12th starting position for Saturday’s 200-miler at Kansas Speedway.

Christian Eckes | No. 98 FarmPaint.com / Curb Records Toyota Tundra

Making the Calls: Jeriod Prince
Eyes in the Sky: Chris Monez
Kansas Stats: Eckes has three series starts at the track where he has tallied one top-five and two top-10 finishes, averaging 6.0 start and 7.0 finish to go along with 23 laps led.
Season Stats: Eckes has two starts with ThorSport Racing in 2021 where he has tallied two top-10 finishes averaging a 10.5 start and 9.5 finish.
Series Career Stats: 37 starts, 10 top-five and 20 top-10 finishes to go along with three pole awards and 307 laps led.
Welcome! This weekend we welcome FarmPaint.com in addition to Curb Records artist Filmore who will be represented on the decklid of the No. 98 Toyota Tundra.
Starting Position: Eckes will start from the 17th starting position for Saturday’s Wise 200 at Kansas Speedway.

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

Making the Calls: Rich Lushes
Eyes in the Sky: TJ Bell
Kansas Stats: Rhodes has made seven series starts at the track tallying two top-five and three top-10 finishes in addition to 36 laps led.
Season Stats: Six starts, 23 laps led en route to two wins, three top-five and four top-10 finishes. Rhodes has an averaging start of 6.7 and 6.2 finishing position.
Series Career Stats: 124 starts, five wins, 36 top-five and 64 top-10 finishes to go along with five pole awards and 759 laps led.
Starting Position: Rhodes will start from the third starting position for Saturday night’s race at Kansas Speedway.

Notables:

ThorSport at Kansas: In 59 starts, the team has four wins (2020, 2015, 2013, 2010), 16 top-five and 28 top-10 finishes, in addition to 362 laps led and one pole award.
All-Time Numbers: ThorSport Racing sits at 38 wins, 288 top-five and 597 top-10 finishes, 5,967 laps led to go along with 35 pole awards in 1,320 series starts.

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