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Truck Qualifying Rained Out at Kentucky Speedway, Johnny Sauter On Pole

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Johnny Sauter will start Thursday night’s (July 6) Kentucky 225 at Kentucky Speedway from the top spot after qualifying for the event was rained out earlier Thursday. Qualifying was scheduled for 5 p.m. ET. but constant on and off showers prevented the trucks from ever taking the track. The top 26 spots were set by owners …

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Tracking the Trucks: Johnny Sauter Scores First Dover Victory Over Teammate Kaz Grala

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In a Nutshell: Johnny Sauter turned the Monster Mile into a Monster Smile, as he ended his winless gremlins in Friday’s Bar Harbor 200 from Dover International Speedway. Holding off teammate Kaz Grala, Sauter took advantage of a late fuel gamble to grab the lead and hold it for the final 33 laps — his first …

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Johnny Sauter Claims First Victory at Monster Mile

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After earning stage points in every race this season, reigning Camping World Truck Series champion Johnny Sauter stepped it up Friday with a trip to Victory Lane. Sauter put an end to his winless streak at Dover International Speedway, likely ensuring himself a playoff position in the process. Due to an eventful, strategy-filled final stage, Sauter went on to …

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Tracking the Trucks: Kyle Busch Smokes ‘Em in Charlotte

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In a Nutshell: Kyle Busch scored his seventh Camping World Truck Series victory at Charlotte Motor Speedway Friday night. Making a bold move to jump from fourth to the lead with less than 20 laps remaining, the driver of the No. 51 Toyota pulled away from the field in a three-lap shootout to the finish. Johnny …

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The Kyle Busch Show Takes Two In A Row In The Truck Series

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The Kyle Busch show came into Friday night’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on a roll, in position to conquer the field once again. He and the No. 51 Toyota team didn’t disappoint. Busch won his second straight race in dominant fashion in the Truck Series, leading 90 laps and winning all three stages at Charlotte Motor …

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Tracking the Trucks: Chase Elliott Capitalizes on Christopher Bell’s Misfortune in Martinsville

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In a Nutshell: Chase Elliott found himself in excellent position when leader Christopher Bell got hung up in traffic with fewer than 30 laps remaining at Martinsville Speedway.  Bell finally had enough with Austin Cindric and Kyle Donahue and tried to muscle his way through, but Cindric spun in front of Bell and swept the …

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Tracking the Trucks: Kaz Grala Wins Plate Race NASCAR Survivor

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In a Nutshell: During the latest edition of plate race NASCAR Survivor, it looked like the veterans had the votes to knock off the youngsters. But after a Demolition Derby-type affair, stalwarts like Matt Crafton and Johnny Sauter quickly learned they didn’t earn immunity from the dreaded Big One. Ben Rhodes got bumped on the backstretch by ThorSport …

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Kaz Grala Wins, Matt Crafton Flips In Wild Daytona Finish

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In some ways, Friday’s NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway was 2016 all over again. You had a GMS Racing truck headed to Victory Lane with a fellow competitor flipping in his wake. It’s just that the driver holding the trophy now wasn’t even a full-fledged adult this time last year. Pole-sitter Kaz Grala was Friday …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 4 Reasons to Tune In to the 2017 Season

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Racing in Stages Let’s just get to the elephant in the room right away. Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock throughout the offseason, by now you’re well aware that perhaps the biggest news came in the form of an announcement that each race of the season would be broken into stages. No, it’s not …

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Tracking the Trucks: William Byron Wins Race, Johnny Sauter the Title At Homestead

In A Nutshell: William Byron won the battle while Johnny Sauter won the war. Byron, after watching his title hopes go up in smoke at Phoenix International Raceway, made up for it Friday night. He was half a second faster than the field in practice, fell back in race trim but fought back after Kyle Larson lost track …

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William Byron Takes 7th Win; Johnny Sauter Wins Truck Championship

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Though youngster William Byron took the race win, it was a veteran who shined brightest Friday at Homestead-Miami Speedway. That veteran was Johnny Sauter, a journeyman NASCAR driver who grabbed his first Camping World Truck Series championship after a late pass on Matt Crafton Starting the race in 19th, the GMS Racing driver found himself …

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Johnny Sauter Calm, Collected Entering Homestead Title Opportunity

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With nearly 500 national NASCAR starts behind him, Johnny Sauter is a grizzled veteran of the sport. “I feel like I’ve seen, heard and done it all,” he said. “Nothing would surprise me in the least.” Instead, he’s left it up to critics to raise their eyebrows. That’s why, in his mind, Sauter’s first year with GMS Racing has …

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