Johnny Sauter advances to next round

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Johnny Sauter moved a little closer for a shot at the 2016 Camping World Truck Championship with a victory in the Texas Roadhouse 200 at Martinsville Speedway. Sauter would have to hold off the hard charging Chase Elliott who started the race from the pole position. Sauter would hold the point the final 18 laps around the 526-mile short track.

Sauter will advance to the next round for the championship while drivers Ben Kennedy and Matt Crafton chances took hits. Kennedy and Ben Rhodes would have contact spinning Kennedy into the path of John Wes Townley resulting in heavy contact. Kennedt would limp around finishing a disappointing 18th. Two-time champion Matt Crafton, suffered a broken left rear brake caliper finishing 17th.

Kennedy and Rhodes would have a private conversation that required NASCAR officials to intervene on pit road after the race. Rhodes took responsibility saying “I owe him an apology for sure, I know he’s in the Chase. I thought I could nudge him cleanly but got into him a second time and spun him around

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

1 – 21 Johnny Sauter
2 – 71 Chase Elliott
3 – 8 John H Nemechek
4 – 4 Christopher Bell
5 – 17 Timothy Peters
6 – 51 Daniel Suarez
7 – 00 Cole Custer
8 – 9 William Byron
9 – 19 Daniel Hemric
10 – 20 Austin Hill
11 – 13 Cameron Hayley
12 – 92 Cole Whitt
13 – 29 Tyler Reddick
14 – 81 Ryan Truex
15 – 24 Kaz Grala
16 – 11 Matt Tifft
17 – 88 Matt Crafton
18 – 33 Ben Kennedy
19 – 41 Ben Rhodes
20 – 02 Austin Theriault
21 – 05 John Wes Townley
22 – 18 Harrison Burton
23 – 49 DJ Kennington
24 – 98 Rico Abreu
25 – 44 Tommy Joe Martins
26 – 22 Justin Fontaine
27 – 50 Travis Kvapil
28 – 66 Joshua Reeves
29 – 23 Spencer Gallagher
30 – 07 Kevin Donahue
31 – 63 Kyle Donahue
32 – 1 Josh White

Driver standings following Martinsville:

1) – 21-Johnny Sauter [2 wins], 3036
2) – 4-Christopher Bell# [1 win], 3029
3) -17-Timothy Peters, 3028
4) – 9-William Byron# [6 wins], 3025
Bottom 2 drivers will be eliminated after Phoenix:
5) – 88-Matt Crafton [2 wins], 3016
6) – 33-Ben Kennedy [1 win], 3015