Race Preview – World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway

Race: Friday, Aug. 20 at 9:00 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: Bud Haefele
Eyes in the Sky: Nick Moncher
Gateway Stats: In eight series starts at the track, Sauter has seven top-five and seven top-10 finishes, in addition to 33 laps led.
Season Stats:In 14 starts, Sauter has one pole, two top-five and four top-10 finishes averaging an 11.6 start and a 17.7 finish to go along with his 33 laps led.
Series Career Stats: 304 starts, 24 wins, 111 top-five and 180 top-10 finishes to go along with nine pole awards and 2,668 laps led.
Starting Position: Johnny Sauter will start from the 20th position.

Ty Majeski | No. 66 Toyota Tundra

Making the Calls: Joe Shear Jr.
Eyes in the Sky: David Pepper
Gateway Stats: In his only series appearance at the track, Majeski started 18th and drove to a ninth-place finish in 2020.
Series Career Stats: Majeski has 19 series starts, and five-top 10 finishes.
Starting Position: Ty Majeski will start from the 25th position.

 

Matt Crafton | No. 88 Ideal Door / Menards Toyota Tundra
Making the Calls: Carl “Junior” Joiner
Eyes in the Sky: Jason Hedlesky
Gateway Stats: In 17 series starts at the track, Crafton has two top-fives and nine top-10 finishes in addition to 77 laps led.
Season Stats: After 15 races, Crafton has two top-five and seven top-10 finishes, averaging an 8.3 start and 13.3 finishing position to go along 16 laps led.
Series Career Stats: Crafton has 490 consecutive starts, 15 wins, 127 top-five and 295 top-10 finishes in addition to 16 poles and 2,672 laps led. 
Welcome Back! This weekend we welcome back Ideal Door on the hood of the No. 88 Menards Toyota Tundra.
Playoff Picture: Crafton looks to punch his ticket to this year’s Playoffs as he sits in seventh, 109 points to the good.
Starting Position: Matt Crafton will start from the 10th position.

 

Christian Eckes | No. 98 TSport / Curb Records Toyota Tundra
Making the Calls: Jeriod Prince
Eyes in the Sky: Chris Monez
Gateway Stats: Eckes has three series appearances at Gateway where he has tallied a pole award in 2019.
Season Stats:In seven races, Eckes has one top-five and three top-10 finishes to go long with six laps led.
Series Career Stats: He has 42 starts, 11 top-five and 21 top-10 finishes to go along with three pole awards and 313 laps led.
Starting Position: Christian Eckes will start from the eighth position.

 

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

Making the Calls: Rich Lushes
Eyes in the Sky: TJ Bell
Gateway Stats: Rhodes has made five appearances at Gateway scoring one top-five and three top-10 finishes.
Season Stats: Rhodes has 15 starts, 74 laps led en route to two wins, five top-five and 11 top-10 finishes. Rhodes has an averaging start of 7.1 and 8.9 finishing position.
Series Career Stats: 134 starts, five wins, 38 top-five and 71 top-10 finishes to go along with five pole awards and 810 laps led.
Starting Position: Ben Rhodes will start from the seventh position.

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