On Tuesday, NASCAR announced that Sauter would be suspended from this weekend’s race at World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Ill.

Despite missing the race, Sauter will remain eligible for the series playoffs so long as he remains in the top-20 of points (a virtual certainty).

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On Lap 138 of 200 of Sunday’s CircuitCity.com 250, Austin Hill hit Sauter off Turn 4, which sent Sauter into the wall – an action Hill took in retaliation for Sauter getting into him laps earlier.

In his wrecked truck, Sauter then returned to the track while the race was under caution, ran down Hill and slammed into his No. 16 Toyota.

 

Hill was able to continue on in the race and finished 13th. Sauter was immediately parked by NASCAR for the remainder of the event.