Playing fuel strategy correctly and carrying momentum, Johnny Sauter got past his ThorSport Racing teammate Matt Crafton with five laps to go, and never looked back in Saturday’s Careers For Veterans 200 from the Michigan International Speedway.
Sauter was so close on fuel that he actually ran out while doing a celebratory burnout on the front stretch. His team needed to run out and push the #98 Toyota into Gatorade Victory Lane. It was the first win for him this season and first with new crew chief Jeff Hensley.
With the win Sauter also took the lead in the points from Ryan Blaney. Sauter now leads by 9 points over Crafton, and Blaney slips to third place. Blaney finished 21st after having issues with the nose of his car. Both he and teammate Joey Logano (finished 18th) had the splitter come apart on their Brad Keselowski Racing trucks.
Darrell Wallace, Jr. led a race high 48 laps and tried to stretch his fuel near the end of the race. He ran out with a nine second lead, but by the time he got to his pit stall and then got the truck re-fired he fell down two laps. He was quick enough to get one of the laps back, but had to settle for 11th place.
Wallace’s teammate and owner Kyle Busch had the same situation happen, expect he did it on the first stops of the day. Busch rebounded for a fifth place finish after leading 14 laps during the race.
Next up for the Camping World Truck Series is a mid-week race at the high banks of the Bristol Motor Speedway. The UNOH 200 is live on Wednesday at 8:30 PM EST on FOX Sports 1.
|1||5||98||Johnny Sauter||Nextant Aerospace/Curb Records||Toyota||100||$38,595||Running||21||47|
|2||14||88||Matt Crafton||Great Lakes Wood Flooring/Menards||Toyota||100||$27,435||Running||7||43|
|3||17||30||Ron Hornaday Jr||Rheem||Chevrolet||100||$20,976||Running||0||41|
|6||10||77||German Quiroga Jr||NET10 Wireless||Toyota||100||$12,300||Running||0||38|
|7||3||17||Timothy Peters||Fast Eddie’s Car Wash / Valvoline||Toyota||100||$11,850||Running||0||37|
|8||7||13||Jeb Burton||Estes-Carolina Nut Company||Toyota||100||$11,475||Running||0||36|
|9||9||21||Joey Coulter||Allegiant Travel||Chevrolet||100||$11,425||Running||0||35|
|11||4||54||Darrell Wallace Jr||ToyotaCare||Toyota||99||$11,350||Running||48||35|
|12||15||9||Jason White||Autism Speaks/NTS Motorsports||Chevrolet||99||$11,200||Running||0||0|
|13||12||23||Spencer Gallagher||Allegiant Travel||Chevrolet||99||$11,125||Running||0||31|
|14||21||02||Tyler Young||Randco/Young’s Building Systems||Chevrolet||98||$12,075||Running||0||30|
|15||20||99||Bryan Silas||Rush Bowls||Chevrolet||98||$11,850||Running||0||29|
|16||18||35||Mason Mingus||Call 811||Toyota||97||$11,000||Running||0||28|
|17||13||20||Austin Dillon||Qore 24/NTS Motorsports||Chevrolet||96||$8,650||Running||0||0|
|20||23||10||Jennifer Jo Cobb||Grimes Irrigation & Construction||Chevrolet||94||$11,425||Running||0||24|
|21||1||29||Ryan Blaney||Cooper Standard Careers for Vets||Ford||91||$13,075||Running||10||24|
|23||25||63||Justin Jennings||Mittler Bros, LG Seeds, Ski Soda||Chevrolet||49||$9,450||Electrical||0||21|
|24||22||08||Jimmy Weller III||Engine Parts Plus||Chevrolet||36||$8,425||Engine||0||20|
|25||29||50||T.J. Bell||Dedicated to Electrical Linemen||Chevrolet||20||$8,550||Oil Line||0||19|
|29||27||0||Caleb Roark||Grimes Irrigation & Construction||Chevrolet||2||$8,250||Rear Gear||0||15|