Johnny Sauter Wins Truck Race at Martinsville


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Tom Pennington/Getty Images(MARTINSVILLE, Va.) — Johnny Sauter picked up his second win of the NASCAR Truck Series on Saturday at Martinsville Speedway, beating out teammate Matt Crafton and Jeb Burton.

Sauter won the season opener at Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 22.

“Two for two starting out. This is unbelievable,” an elated Sauter said in Victory Lane.

Sauter passed pole-winner Burton on the final restart with on lap 234. 

“I had to time it just right. That’s the key,” Sauter said of his pass for the lead.

With the win, Sauter has a 12 point lead over Burton in the standings, followed by Crafton, Ron Hornaday Jr., and Darrell Wallace Jr.

The Truck Series heads to Rockingham Speedway on April 14 for the Carolina 200.

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