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Tracking the Trucks: Johnny Sauter Puts Exclamation Point on Championship 4 Bid

Photo: Zach Catanzareti

In a Nutshell: Johnny Sauter passed Matt Crafton just before the field took the white flag to win the Striping Technology 350 Friday night at Texas Motor Speedway. Sauter led just six laps en route to his third win of the season and the seventh for GMS Racing. Daniel Hemric, Tyler Reddick and Daniel Suarez …

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Johnny Sauter Goes Back to Back, Wins Texas

17-18 June, 2016, Newton, Iowa USA Johnny Sauter ©2016, Russell LaBounty NKP

After winning at Daytona International Speedway in Feburary, Johnny Sauter went 19 races without winning a race. But two races into the Round of 6 in the Camping World Truck Series Chase, Sauter has gone back to back in Victory Lane. Sauter’s win at Texas didn’t come easy, however. He had to pass Daniel Hemric …

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Tracking the Trucks: Johnny Sauter Makes Late Charge to Victory at Martinsville

Photo Credit : Mike Neff

In a Nutshell: Contreras Motorsports put together a truck with the help of JR Motorsports for Chase Elliott to get some valuable seat time around Martinsville Speedway. Elliott responded by putting the truck on the pole and leading the most laps in the race. Johnny Sauter started fifth but methodically worked his way forward, making …

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Johnny Sauter Wins Martinsville; Punches Ticket to Championship 4

(Photo: Mike Neff)

With a Sprint Cup Series regular hot on his heels, Johnny Sauter did not skip a beat. The Daytona winner held strong, beating Chase Elliott to the line to grab his third Martinsville victory, second of the season and 12th of his Truck Series career “To get a win here in extra special,” Sauter said. …

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Tracking the Trucks: Kyle Busch Wins as Chase Field Is Set at Chicagoland Speedway

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

In a Nutshell: Kyle Busch took the checkered flag 0.139 seconds ahead of Daniel Hemric to score his second win of the season in Friday night’s American Ethanol E15 225 at Chicagoland Speedway. The driver of the No. 18 Toyota survived a 14-minute red flag and a flurry of late-race restarts to head to Victory Lane. …

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Cole Custer, Johnny Sauter Swap Crew Chiefs

(Photo Credit: Amy Henderson, Frontstretch)

When Cole Custer arrives at Iowa Speedway for this weekend’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event, he’ll have a new crew chief atop his pit box. Marcus Richmond has moved from Johnny Sauter’s GMS Racing No. 21 to Custer’s JR Motorsports No. 00, the team confirmed Tuesday (June 14). Richmond takes over for Joe Shear, …

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Rookies and Veterans Fast in Truck Series Practices at Texas

(Photo: Russell LaBounty / NKP)

After having the first of three practice sessions postponed due to NASCAR officials not being on the premises, the Camping World Truck Series finally got on track Thursday evening. It was a mixture of youth and experience that laid down quick laps in each session. Matt Crafton, two time winner at Texas, led the first …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Schedule Brings Out Captivating Competition

(Photo: Matthew T. Thacker/NKP)

Remember back in 2012, when the Camping World Truck Series schedule lost a few races and it wasn’t a popular move within the industry? Now in it’s fifth year of existence, you can say it has worked for the better. Currently, the Truck Series runs 23 races and has added one venue since 2014, bringing Atlanta Motor Speedway …

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Matt Crafton is the First Repeat Winner of 2016

(Photo: Russell LaBounty / NKP)

After taking the lead just past the halfway mark of the NC Education Lottery 200, 2014 Camping World Truck Series champion Matt Crafton never looked in the mirror at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Leading 47 laps on the afternoon, most of all competitors, Crafton picked up back-to-back victories for the first time in his career. Much like …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX NASCAR Schedule Shifting

(Photo: Brett Moist / NKP)

As much as the action this season has improved in the Sprint Cup Series, places like Kansas (and specifically, this race) are key to how the aerodynamic package performs.  So far, it’s not so hot at night but pretty good during the daytime.  Broadcasts have to adjust to that reality and step up to the …

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