Johnny Sauter and his No. 98 Carolina Nut Co. / Curb Records Toyota crew finally got a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series finish that they deserved with Sauter's fourth-place run Wednesday night in the UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Sauter finally broke a nine-race skein in which he hadn't scored a top-five finish, after opening the 2013 season with ThorSport Racing by posting four consecutive top fives, including winning the first two races.
"Most people don't think of Bristol as being a place where you can come and turn things around, but I'm not surprised to be here with a truck that's in one piece," Sauter said on pit road, chuckling. "I just love Bristol, because it's good short-track racing and I just can't get enough of that stuff."
Sauter's spectacular closing run, in which he made up seven spots on two restarts in the last 12 laps, enabled him to move back into ninth place in the standings, 89 points behind cham...