For a Yankee from Wisconsin, Johnny Sauter is fast developing an affinity for the Lone Star State.
Passing Parker Kligerman with 10 laps left, Sauter won Friday night’s Winstar World Casino 350 Camping World Truck Series race to claim his second victory of the season. Both of Sauter’s wins have come at the 1.5-mile Texas Motor Speedway.
Sauter finished 2.199 seconds ahead of Kligerman, who came home second. Nelson Piquet Jr. ran third, followed by Kyle Busch and Ty Dillon, who trimmed six points off series leader James Buescher’s advantage with two races left in the season.
Sauter roared past Piquet, the polesitter, on Lap 100 and quickly began to stretch his advantage. The margin reached nearly three seconds, but soon the handling of Sauter’s truck began to deteriorate, and Kligerman cut the edge to less than a second before the lead-lap trucks began a round of green-flag pit stops on Lap 113.
Sauter is the third driver to sweep both races at Texas in the same year. Brendan Gaughan...