Published On: Sat, Jun 3rd, 2017

Sauter wins Truck Series race at Dover International Speedway

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The Associated Press

16m ago

Matthew O’Haren / USA TODAY Sports

DOVER, Del. – Johnny Sauter led the final 33 laps on Friday to win the Truck Series race at Dover International Speedway.

The reigning series champion, Sauter won for the first time this season and 14th time in a career that dates to 2003. Sauter had finished second in three straight races and is the fifth different winner in six races this season.

Sauter and Kaz Grala made it a 1-2 finish for GMS Racing. The 18-year-old Grala received his high school diploma from announcer Michael Waltrip in a mock graduation before the race. Grala graduated from Worcester Academy in Massachusetts and for now plans to attend Georgia Tech in the fall and study engineering. Grala won the season opener at Daytona International Speedway.

Sauter was one of only eight drivers to complete all 200 laps.

Chase Briscoe finished 199 and was 12th, and even drove a bit on three tires. Briscoe’s truck lost the front driver’s side tire, sending the tire rolling down the track as the truck started sparking.

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