Sauter wins Texas Truck race

Johnny Sauter
Johnny Sauter
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A late surge propelled Johnny Sauter by Matt Crafton for the win in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Striping Technology 350 at Texas Motor Speedway.

Sauter, who locked himself into the Championship 4 last weekend with a win at Martinsville, got past Crafton with three to go and held the lead for the remainder of the race. The win kept the two-time series champion Crafton from joining Sauter with a secured spot in the Championship 4 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Crafton and Sauter were longtime teammates at ThorSport Racing before Sauter made the move to GMS Racing this season

The win was Sauter's 13th of his Camping World Truck Series and his third of 2016 — and third career win at Texas.

Crafton came home second, followed by Daniel Hemric in third. Tyler Reddick and Daniel Suarez rounded out the top five.

Sauter's GMS Racing teammate Spencer Gallagher led a race-high 88 laps but a slow final pit stop on Lap 126 took him from first to seventh, where he finished the race.

Sauter is already locked into the Championship 4 with his Martinsville and Texas wins. Wiliam Byron (+5), Christopher Bell (+4) and Crafton (+1) hold the final three spots in the provisional grid with Timothy Peters (-1) and Ben Kennedy (-13) on the outside looking in.

The Camping World Truck Series will be back in action next Friday at Phoenix International Raceway for the final race of the Round of 6, the Lucas Oil 150 (Nov. 11 at 10 p.m. ET, FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

Results

Pos Driver Make Behind Gap Laps Led
1 Johnny Sauter (C) Chevy Leader Leader 147 6
2 Matt Crafton (C) Toyota 0.836 0.836 147 15
3 Daniel Hemric Ford 0.873 0.037 147 38
4 Tyler Reddick Ford 1.946 1.073 147 0
5 Daniel Suarez(I) Toyota 3.103 1.157 147 0
6 William Byron # (C) Toyota 4.646 1.543 147 0
7 Spencer Gallagher Chevy 5.672 1.026 147 88
8 Austin Dillon(I) Chevy 6.163 0.491 147 0
9 Cole Custer # Chevy 7.535 1.372 147 0
10 Cameron Hayley Toyota 9.236 1.701 147 0
11 Christopher Bell # (C) Toyota 9.799 0.563 147 0
12 Rico Abreu # Toyota 10.447 0.648 147 0
13 Ben Kennedy (C) Chevy 11.154 0.707 147 0
14 Timothy Peters (C) Toyota 12.186 1.032 147 0
15 Ben Rhodes # Toyota 12.257 0.071 147 0
16 Shane Lee Chevy 13.315 1.058 147 0
17 Matt Tifft # Toyota 14.811 1.496 147 0
18 John H Nemechek Chevy 1 Lap 146 0
19 Austin Hill Ford 2 Laps 145 0
20 Jesse Little Toyota 2 Laps 145 0
21 Ryan Truex Toyota 3 Laps 144 0
22 Austin Wayne Self # Toyota 3 Laps 144 0
23 Casey Smith Chevy 3 Laps 144 0
24 Reed Sorenson(I) Chevy 4 Laps 143 0
25 Jordan Anderson Chevy 4 Laps 143 0

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