Johnny Sauter won the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series 18th Annual Texas Roadhouse at Martinsville Speedway

MARTINSVILLE, VA - OCTOBER 29: Johnny Sauter, driver of the #21 Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff Chevrolet, crosses the finish line ahead of Chase Elliott, driver of the #71 NAPA Auto Parts/Valvoline Chevrolet, to win the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Texas Roadhouse 200 presented by Alpha Energy Solutions at Martinsville Speedway on October 29, 2016 in Martinsville, Virginia. (Photo by Matt Sullivan/NASCAR via Getty Images)

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Johnny Sauter, driver of the #21 Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff Chevrolet, crosses the finish line ahead of Chase Elliott, driver of the #71 NAPA Auto Parts/Valvoline Chevrolet, to win the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Texas Roadhouse 200 presented by Alpha Energy Solutions at Martinsville Speedway on October 29, 2016 in Martinsville, Virginia.

Starting from 5th place Truck 21 Johnny Sauter Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff Chevrolet won the 18th Annual Texas Roadhouse 200 Presented by Alpha Energy Solutions, his 12th win in 195 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races. This is his 2nd win & 16th Top 10 finish in 2016. This is his 3rd win & 9th Top 10 finish in 18 races at Martinsville Speedway. 2nd Place Truck 71 Chase Elliott NAPA Auto Parts/Valvoline Chevrolet, started from pole posted his 2nd Top 10 finish in 3 races at Martinsville Speedway. It is his 1st Top 10 finish in 2016. 3rd Place Truck 8 John H Nemechek Fire Alarm Services Inc Chevrolet, started from 12th place posted his 3rd Top 10 finish in 7 races at Martinsville Speedway.

MARTINSVILLE, VA - OCTOBER 29: Johnny Sauter, driver of the #21 Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Texas Roadhouse 200 presented by Alpha Energy Solutions at Martinsville Speedway on October 29, 2016 in Martinsville, Virginia. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images)

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Johnny Sauter, driver of the #21 Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Texas Roadhouse 200 presented by Alpha Energy Solutions at Martinsville Speedway on October 29, 2016 in Martinsville, Virginia.

4th Place Truck 4 Christopher Bell JBL Toyota, started from 6th place followed by 5th place Truck 17 Timothy Peters (C) Red Horse Racing Toyota, started from 19th place. 6th Place Truck 51 Daniel Suarez ARRIS Toyota, started from 2nd place. 7th Place Truck 00 Cole Custer OneMain Chevrolet, started from 3rd place was the highest finishing rookie. 8th Place Truck 9 William Byron Liberty University Toyota, started from 7th place followed by 9th place Truck 19 Daniel Hemric Blue Gate Bank Ford, started from 13th place. Lastly in the Top 10 Truck 20 Austin Hill Don Rich Ford Ford, in 10th place, started from 15th place. Johnny Sauter (C) leads the point standings by 7 points over Christopher Bell # (C).

MARTINSVILLE, VA - OCTOBER 29: Chase Elliott, driver of the #71 NAPA Auto Parts/Valvoline Chevrolet, leads the field past the green flag to start the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Texas Roadhouse 200 presented by Alpha Energy Solutions at Martinsville Speedway on October 29, 2016 in Martinsville, Virginia. (Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images)

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Chase Elliott, driver of the #71 NAPA Auto Parts/Valvoline Chevrolet, leads the field past the green flag to start the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Texas Roadhouse 200 presented by Alpha Energy Solutions at Martinsville Speedway on October 29, 2016 in Martinsville, Virginia.

The race had 5 Cautions for 33 Laps: 1st Caution on lap 51 for Truck 1 Josh White Hurricane Master Garage Doors Chevrolet and Truck 63 Kyle Donahue Agile Network Chevrolet Crash in Turn 1. 2nd Caution on lap 109 for Truck 23 Spencer Gallagher Allegiant Travel Chevrolet Crash in Turn 2. 3rd Caution on lap 150 for Truck 44 Tommy Joe Martins RPM Trailers/Diamond Gusset Jeans Chevrolet Crash in Turn 2. 4th Caution on lap 164 for Truck 17 Timothy Peters Red Horse Racing Toyota and Truck 18 Harrison Burton DEX Imaging Toyota Crash in Turn 1. 5th Caution on lap 177 for Truck 05 John Wes Townley Jive Communications/Zaxby’s Chevrolet, Truck 11 Matt Tifft Brain Gear/Surface Sunscreen Toyota, Truck 33 Ben Kennedy Jacob Chevrolet and Truck 41 Ben Rhodes Texas Roadhouse Toyota Crash in Turn 2.

MARTINSVILLE, VA - OCTOBER 29: William Byron, driver of the #9 Liberty University Toyota, leads a pack of trucks during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Texas Roadhouse 200 presented by Alpha Energy Solutions at Martinsville Speedway on October 29, 2016 in Martinsville, Virginia. (Photo by Matt Sullivan/NASCAR via Getty Images)

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William Byron, driver of the #9 Liberty University Toyota, leads a pack of trucks during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Texas Roadhouse 200 presented by Alpha Energy Solutions at Martinsville Speedway on October 29, 2016 in Martinsville, Virginia.

The race had 6 Lead Changes among 5 drivers: Lap Leaders: C. Elliott(i) 1-10; C. Custer # 11-27; J. Sauter (C) 28-52; C. Elliott(i) 53-151; D. Hemric 152-157; J. Nemechek 158-175; J. Sauter (C) 176-200. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led): C. Elliott(i) 2 times for 109 laps; J. Sauter (C) 2 times for 50 laps; J. Nemechek 1 time for 18 laps; C. Custer # 1 time for 17 laps; D. Hemric 1 time for 6 laps.

MARTINSVILLE, VA - OCTOBER 29: Johnny Sauter, driver of the #21 Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff Chevrolet, and Cole Custer, driver of the #00 OneMain Chevrolet, pit during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Texas Roadhouse 200 presented by Alpha Energy Solutions at Martinsville Speedway on October 29, 2016 in Martinsville, Virginia. (Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images)

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Johnny Sauter, driver of the #21 Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff Chevrolet, and Cole Custer, driver of the #00 OneMain Chevrolet, pit during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Texas Roadhouse 200 presented by Alpha Energy Solutions at Martinsville Speedway on October 29, 2016 in Martinsville, Virginia.

Top 10 in Points: J. Sauter (C) – 3,036; C. Bell # (C) – 3,029; T. Peters (C) – 3,028; W. Byron # (C) – 3,025; M. Crafton (C) – 3,016; B. Kennedy (C) – 3,015; D. Hemric – 2,084; J. Nemechek – 2,069; C. Custer # – 432; T. Reddick – 428.

MARTINSVILLE, VA - OCTOBER 29: Johnny Sauter, driver of the #21 Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff Chevrolet, races during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Texas Roadhouse 200 presented by Alpha Energy Solutions at Martinsville Speedway on October 29, 2016 in Martinsville, Virginia. (Photo by Matt Sullivan/NASCAR via Getty Images)

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Johnny Sauter, driver of the #21 Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff Chevrolet, races during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Texas Roadhouse 200 presented by Alpha Energy Solutions at Martinsville Speedway on October 29, 2016 in Martinsville, Virginia.

Johnny Sauter Said “The key deal is liking a race track, and I can’t think of a better race track to decide a championship than Homestead. It’s a very racy place – you can run all over the race track. I feel like we are peaking at the right time. I feel like we’ve kind of saved some of our best bullets, so to speak, for the end, and we can go and really work hard on our Homestead piece for these next couple weeks.”

“But I’m a racer – I think we all are – and we’re not just going to hang out these next two weeks. Texas has been a race track that we’ve had some success at in the past. We sat on the pole there earlier this year and had a shot to win the race… We want to win races, but we’re in a luxurious spot, I guess you’d call it. I want to win a championship. I’ve been doing this a long time, and have won races, but a championship is something that’s eluded me.”

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NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race Number 20
Unofficial Race Results for the 18Th Annual Texas Roadhouse 200 Presented By Alpha Energy Solutions – Saturday, October 29, 2016 Martinsville Speedway – Martinsville, VA – .526 Mile Paved
Total Race Length – 200 Laps – 105.2 Miles

Print

Finish Start Truck Driver Team Laps Status
1. 5. Truck 21 Johnny Sauter (C) Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff Chevrolet 200 Running
2. 1. Truck 71 Chase Elliott(i) NAPA Auto Parts/Valvoline Chevrolet 200 Running
3. 12. Truck 8 John H Nemechek Fire Alarm Services Inc Chevrolet 200 Running
4. 6. Truck 4 Christopher Bell # (C) JBL Toyota 200 Running
5. 19. Truck 17 Timothy Peters (C) Red Horse Racing Toyota 200 Running
6. 2. Truck 51 Daniel Suarez(i) ARRIS Toyota 200 Running
7. 3. Truck 00 Cole Custer # OneMain Chevrolet 200 Running
8. 7. Truck 9 William Byron # (C) Liberty University Toyota 200 Running
9. 13. Truck 19 Daniel Hemric Blue Gate Bank Ford 200 Running
10. 15. Truck 20 Austin Hill Don Rich Ford Ford 200 Running
11. 8. Truck 13 Cameron Hayley Ride TV/Cabinets by Hayley Toyota 200 Running
12. 21. Truck 92 Cole Whitt(i) BTS Tire/Goodyear Commercial Tire/Gerald’s Tire Ford 200 Running
13. 4. Truck 29 Tyler Reddick Cooper Standard Ford 200 Running
14. 23. Truck 81 Ryan Truex AISIN AW Toyota 200 Running
15. 10. Truck 24 Kaz Grala Kiklos Olive Oil Chevrolet 200 Running
16. 9. Truck 11 Matt Tifft # Brain Gear/Surface Sunscreen Toyota 200 Running
17. 11. Truck 88 Matt Crafton (C) Ideal Door/Menards Toyota 200 Running
18. 18. Truck 33 Ben Kennedy (C) Jacob Chevrolet 200 Running
19. 14. Truck 41 Ben Rhodes # Texas Roadhouse Toyota 200 Running
20. 27. Truck 02 Austin Theriault Randco/Young’s Building Systems Chevrolet 200 Running
21. 20. Truck 05 John Wes Townley Jive Communications/Zaxby’s Chevrolet 200 Running
22. 16. Truck 18 Harrison Burton DEX Imaging Toyota 199 Running
23. 26. Truck 49 DJ Kennington(i) Wilride Transport LTD Chevrolet 199 Running
24. 24. Truck 98 Rico Abreu # Safelite Auto Glass/Curb Records Toyota 198 Running
25. 25. Truck 44 Tommy Joe Martins RPM Trailers/Diamond Gusset Jeans Chevrolet 197 Running
26. 28. Truck 22 Justin Fontaine Promatic Automation Toyota 195 Running
27. 32. Truck 50 Travis Kvapil Chevrolet 192 Running
28. 30. Truck 66 Joshua Reeves Glad Precision Chevrolet 191 Running
29. 17. Truck 23 Spencer Gallagher Allegiant Travel Chevrolet 179 Running
30. 29. Truck 07 Kevin Donahue Agile Network Chevrolet 115 Engine
31. 22. Truck 63 Kyle Donahue Agile Network Chevrolet 48 Accident
32. 31. Truck 1 Josh White Hurricane Master Garage Doors Chevrolet 45 Accident

Race Comments: Prior to the start of the race, the following trucks dropped to the rear of the field for the reason indicated: No. 1 and No. 50 (unapproved adjustments). Failed to Qualify: (4) 10 Brad Foy, 45 Casey Smith, 28 Kyle Soper, 62 Donnie Levister. Time of Race: 01 Hrs, 25 Mins, 29 Secs. Average Speed: 73.839 MPH. Margin of Victory: 0.316 Seconds.

Keystone Light 21 Means 21 Pole Award: Chase Elliott, #71 96.254 mph. Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race: , #71. Mobil 1 Driver of the Race: Johnny Sauter, #21. Sunoco Rookie of the Race: Cole Custer, #00

(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series

Next Race: Nov. 4, 2016 – Texas Motor Speedway

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