(FORT WORTH, Texas) — Johnny Sauter took home the checkered flag on Friday night after he passed teammate Matt Crafton with 22 laps to go.
Sauter wasn’t as fortunate last June at Texas when NASCAR black-flagged him after he took the checkered flag that night, but was dropped to 22nd after going from the outside lane to inside in front of Ron Hornaday Jr. before crossing the start-finish line on the restart.
“Luck is involved,” Sauter said. “It was actually throttle back a little bit, make sure that I was being cautious because I knew I had the truck to beat. If I was racing those guys as hard, who knows if we would have gotten through that. I was in a position to be able to just take my time and sift through everybody and take my time.”
This was Sauter’s fifth career victory.
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