Only two drivers entered in Friday night’s race at Texas Motor Speedway have walked away from the 1.5-mile track with a victory in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series –Matt Crafton and Johnny Sauter.
As the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series gets back to work at Texas Motor Speedway for the PPG 400 on Friday, June 8 (9 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) after a two-week break, Sauter is still leading the points, 59 points ahead of Noah Gragson.
The most recent race at Charlotte Motor Speedway was one for the books as Sauter visited Victory Lane for the first time at the speedway. The win also marked his 10th victory with GMS Racing since coming together in 2016. Sauter has four wins so far in 2018 and 20 consecutive top-10 finishes at 1.5 mile tracks.
The last time the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series went to Texas, Sauter took home the trophy. Starting in the fourth position, he led 21 laps before finishing in the first position.
This track is very familiar to Sauter, too, as he has visited it 19 times, posting four wins, nine top fives, 15 top 10s and three poles. His four victories there are the most for Sauter at any racetrack.
Sauter has won consecutive races three times in his career – 2013, 2016 and 2017.