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More than a month has flown by since the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series hit the track at Daytona for the season opener. But this Saturday, the trucks awake from their slumber to pound the pavement at Martinsville for the Kroger 250 (1:30 p.m. ET, SPEED).
When the trucks arrive at the short track, Daytona champion Johnny Sauter will bring with him a six-point lead over Ron Hornaday Jr. and Justin Lofton. Sauter hopes his success at one of the circuit's largest tracks will carry over to the series' smallest track, where he has one victory, coming in the 2011 Kroger 250.
Most of the drivers are looking forward to finally returning to the track after the time off.
"I'm glad that we are finally getting back to racing; everyone is itching to get going again," said James Buescher, the 2012 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion. "All the guys in the shop have been staying busy during the break building new trucks and prepping for test sessions."
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Johnny Sauter passed Jeb Burton for the lead on a restart with 17 laps to go Saturday and won the NASCAR truck race at Martinsville Speedway, his second victory in two series races this season.
Sauter earned his eighth career victory in the series, and second at Martinsville.
''Two for two starting out. This is unbelievable,'' Sauter said in Victory Lane.
Johnny Sauter’s hot start to the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series season continued Saturday afternoon with a win in the Kroger 250 at Martinsville Speedway.
The win gave Sauter a sweep of the first two races of the season. He won the opener at Daytona five weeks ago and with Saturday’s win he became only the second driver in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series history to win the first...
34 year old, Wisconsin native, Johnny Sauter, follows up his season opening win at the 2.5 mile Daytona International Speedway with a victory at the half mile paperclip in Martinsville. Today’s win marks only the second time in Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) history that a driver opened the season with back to back wins. Sauter led 17 laps in his ThorSport / Carolina Nut Co...
Johnny Sauter led the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series standings for 10 weeks in 2011 before finishing second to Austin Dillon, so more than anyone at ThorSport Racing Sauter knows the value of momentum.
It's why the Wisconsin native is stoked to arrive at Martinsville Speedway for Saturday's Kroger 250 with the series' points lead -- by six over multiple champion...
Johnny Sauter won the Kroger 250 at Martinsville Speedway. It was his second win of the season. Sauter won the season opening race at Daytona prior to the off weeks.
Matt Crafton finished second ahead of Jeb BUrton in a race that featured a series of single truck spins at the shortest track on the NASCAR circuit.
The race started with youngster Burton on the pole. On lap 105 he would...
SANDUSKY, Ohio (April 3, 2013) — Johnny Sauter led the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series standings for 10 weeks in 2011 before finishing second to Austin Dillon, so more than anyone at ThorSport Racing Sauter knows the value of momentum.
It’s why the Wisconsin native is stoked to arrive at Martinsville Speedway for Saturday’s Kroger 250 with the series’ points lead — by...
Johnny Sauter's started from the pole for the Kroger 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway, but as good as his No. 98 Carolina Nut Co. / Curb Records Toyota practiced Friday, capped off by a fourth-place qualifying effort, Sauter's looking to repeat his winning performance from April 2011.
"It was good," Sauter said on pit road...
There’s not a better way to start out a season than to win the opening two races.
Johnny Sauter took claim to that statement as he won Saturday’s Kroger 250 at Martinsville Speedway.
Starting the race fourth, Sauter didn’t have far to go in taking his second win of the season.
“It was a long day,” said Sauter in a makeshift victory lane on the front stretch of Martinsville...