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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.
He got there by passing Burton, the pole-sitting rookie making just his seventh start in the series, on the outside following a restart on the 234th of 250 laps, and then holding on as the field behind him shuffled.
Matt Crafton rallied to finish second and Burton was third, followed by Timothy Peters and Darrell Wallace Jr.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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...
Tundra driver Johnny Sauter earned his second win of the 2013 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) season in only the second race of the year on Saturday at Martinsville Speedway. Sauter is the second driver in NCWTS history to win back-to-back races in the first two races of the season — Mark Martin was the first in 2006.
Sauter led once for 17 laps (of 250) en route to...
MARTINSVILLE, Va.—Johnny Sauter grabbed the lead from rookie polesitter Jeb Burton with 17 laps left in Saturday’s Kroger 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway and pulled away to keep his 2013 perfect record intact.
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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).
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Johnny Sauter leads the point standings by 12 points over Jeb Burton, with Matt Crafton (-17), Ron Hornaday, Jr. (-18), and Darrell Wallace, Jr. (-22) making up the top five. Ryan Sieg, Todd Bodine, Ty Dillon, Miguel Paludo, and Ryan Blaney round out the top ten.