Johnny Sauter didn’t take his initial lead until path 117 of a 167-lap 2018 PPG 400 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series competition during Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth. But after he took a tip spot, he stayed there, heading a final 51 laps on a approach to his fourth win of a season, 8 races in, and his second-consecutive. His latest W was also his fifth feat during TMS, a many of any active driver, and a second-straight during Texas as he also won during a lane final November. Former Truck Series motorist Todd Bodine binds a Texas record with 6 victories.
“We done good adjustments and played a lane position game,” Sauter said. “That‘s where a speed is at, removing in purify air. This has been a dream start and unapproachable to get this win. I‘m speechless; don‘t know what to contend anymore. Five wins during Texas, it‘s awesome.”
After a final restart with dual laps remaining, stick sitter Stewart Friesen challenged a contingent competition leader for a first-career feat though fell 0.092 seconds short, and instead, claimed his second-career runner-up finish.
“He was inspired for his initial win,” Sauter pronounced of Friesen. “I got a good launch and that‘s all it took. Justin Haley helped pull me along. Going into Turn 3 on a final path we ran out of fuel, though afterwards it dismissed up.”
Including a dual cautions that divided a competition widen into a 3 stages of 40, 40, and 87 laps, a yellow dwindle waved 9 times—three times in a final 87-lap stretch. Yellow flags nearby a tighten of any of a initial dual 40-lap stages resulted in varying array strategies with during slightest a handful of drivers staying out, looking to collect points during a finish of any of stage.
Friesen was a leader of a opening stage, retaking a lead from Todd Gilliland when he pitted during a path 28 caution. Grant Enfinger was a theatre dual winner, inheriting a lead when Gilliland, again, pitted during a lap-74 yellow.
Gilliland finished a competition only outward a top-five in sixth after heading a race-high 62 laps.
Aside from Sauter and Friesen, other top-five finishers enclosed Justin Haley in third, Enfinger fourth, and Matt Crafton in fifth.
2018 PPG 400 competition results:
1. Johnny Sauter, No. 21 Chevrolet
2. Stewart Friesen, No. 52 Chevrolet
3. Justin Haley, No. 24 Chevrolet
4. Grant Enfinger, No. 98 Ford
5. Matt Crafton, No. 88 Ford
6. Todd Gilliland, No. 4 Toyota
7. Tyler Young, No. 20 Chevrolet
8. Cody Coughlin, No. 2 Chevrolet
9. Spencer Davis, No. 51 Toyota
10. Noah Gragson, No. 18 Toyota
11. Dalton Sargeant, No. 25 Chevrolet
12. Wendell Chavous, No. 49 Chevrolet
13. Austin Hill, No. 02 Chevrolet
14. Chris Eggleston, No. 54 Toyota
15. Joe Nemechek, No. 8 Chevrolet
16. Ben Rhodes, No. 41 Ford
17. Austin Wayne Self, No. 22 Chevrolet
18. Brett Moffitt, No. 16 Toyota
19. Jordan Anderson, No. 3 Chevrolet
20. Clay Greenfield, No. 68 Chevrolet
21. Norm Benning, No. 6 Chevrolet
22. Korbin Forrister, No. 7 Toyota
23. Myatt Snider, No. 13 Ford
24. Jennifer Jo Cobb, No. 10 Chevrolet
25. Josh Reaume, No. 33 Toyota
26. Bo LeMastus, No. 17 Toyota
27. Reed Sorenson, No. 15 Chevrolet
28. Kyle Donahue, No. 63 Chevrolet
29. Bayley Currey, No. 83 Chevrolet
30. Justin Fontaine, No. 45 Chevrolet
31. Camden Murphy, No. 0 Chevrolet
32. Todd Peck, No. 50 Chevrolet