Saturday, October 27, 2018

Trackin’ Trucks: Johnny Sauter wins at Martinsville

Credit: Debbie Ross for Skirts and Scuffs

by Courtney Horn

Johnny Sauter earned his sixth Camping World Truck Series victory of the season Saturday at Martinsville Speedway, leading 148 of 200 laps during the Texas Roadhouse 200.

Sauter retook the lead from Myatt Snider with 34 laps to go to earn his spot into the Championship 4.

“These guys busted their tails – everybody at GMS Racing,” Sauter said. “We came here, and we had done a lot of work with a new setup and we had it all ready to go. And we came here, and it was raining (on Friday) and I was like, ‘Now what?’

“And they said we’d run the old stuff because we couldn’t run that now. Just so proud of everybody at GMS Racing. I’m going to Homestead to fight for a championship. That’s what it’s all about.”

The win makes the GMS Racing driver the only driver within the series with four wins at the half-mile track.

Brett Moffitt finished second after starting in the 17th position and battling through traffic. Snider finished third, followed by Ben Rhodes and Kyle Benjamin.

Stewart Friesen finished 11th after a flat tire caused the Canadian to spin on Lap 62.

A Look Ahead (Into The Playoffs)

The Camping World Truck Series head to Texas Motor Speedway on Friday, November 2nd.

Sauter remains the points leader over Kyle Busch Motorsports’ Noah Gragson by 29 points and 38 points ahead of Moffitt.

Grant Enfinger is fourth in the standings after a late-race wreck resulted in a 14th place finish, Justin Haley and Matt Crafton are fifth and sixth, respectively.

Who will win at Texas? Sauter won at the track one year ago. Will he extend his points lead by winning again or will another driver secure their place into the Championship 4?

Find out November 2, 2018 at 8:30 p.m/ET on Fox Sports 1.

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