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Martinsville - Truck results

Two wins in the first two races of the 2013 season puts Johnny Sauter firmly in charge of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
Over a month after the season opener of the 2013 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship at Daytona in February, the drivers were finally back in action again at Martinsville Speedway on Saturday afternoon.

The long gap between first and second instalments didn't seem to have affected Johnny Sauter, however, who resumed in the same winning mood he's started the year to claim back-to-back victories in the two opening races of the season - only the second driver to do so in Truck history, the first being Mark Martin in 2006.

Jeb Burton - Cup driver Jeff Burton's nephew - had claimed pole position for the race on Friday evening, his first start from the front in seven Truck events, and he duly led for the first 76 laps of the race which included two cautions one for a spin by Grant Galloway and another for debris. At the restart following the latter yellow, Burton lost the lead to Ron Hornaday Jr.

Burton had just retaken the lead on lap 104 when he and Hornaday made contact to bring out another caution. Burton took the blame for the incident: "I ran in a little too hard and got into him, and there's not much else to say about it." Burton was able to continue in the lead while Hornaday rallied to tenth at the end despite damage to the #9 truck, twice needing to make use of the free pass on the half-mile oval circuit.

Divergent pit stops saw Kevin Harvick, Nelson Piquet Jr., Darrell Wallace Jr. and Timothy Peters all take stints at the front before Burton returned for another 35 laps in front to take his tally to an impressive 154 of the 350 laps. In the meantime there had been further cautions for a spin by Robert Bruce (lap 132), two more spins by Galloway before he was alo involved in an accident with Hornaday and Tim George Jr. on lap 157, a spin by Max Gresham (lap 197) and John Wes Townley crashing out hard in turn 4 on lap 205.

The final caution came on lap 230 for a spin by Todd Bodine, and at the restart Burton lost the lead to Johnny Sauter who then held onto it for the remaining 17 laps to the chequered flag, much to Burton's annoyance. "I used the right rear tyre a little bit too early when I had to get back through," he explained. "That was my fault. I thought there was 40 to go, and there was actually was 60 to go, and I went a little harder than I needed to."

Sauter meanwhile credited being sensible with his tyres as the reason he clinched the victory, his eighth win in 110 series starts. "We all knew today was going to be about tyre management," he explained, adding that tyre wear in practice had been the worst he'd ever seen at Martinsville.

"The first part of the race, we ran 80 percent, just trying to maintain and not lose too much track position," he added. "With about 45 or 50 to go, I put the hammer down and was picking them off. I still can't believe we did it."

Sauter now leads the championship by 12pts over Burton.

Race results

1. Johnny Sauter ThorSport Racing 250 laps 2hrs 6mins 3secs
2. Matt Crafton ThorSport Racing + 1.889s
3. Jeb Burton Turner Scott Motorsports + 3.836s
4. Timothy Peters Red Horse Racing + 5.692s
5. Darrell Wallace Jr Kyle Busch Motorsports + 6.665s
6. Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports + 6.976s
7. Dakoda Armstrong Turn One Racing + 7.203s
8. Ryan Sieg RSS Racing + 7.453s
9. Erik Jones Kyle Busch Motorsports + 8.094s
10. Ron Hornaday Jr NTS Motorsports + 9.600s
11. Todd Bodine ThorSport + 9.944s
12. Brendan Gaughan Richard Childress Racing + 10.544s
13. David Starr SS Green Light Racing + 11.358s
14. James Buescher Turner Scott Motorsports + 11.592s
15. Joey Coulter Kyle Busch Motorsports + 11.874s
16. Ryan Blaney Brad Keselowski Racing + 12.637s
17. Miguel Paludo Turner Scott Motorsports + 12.987s
18. Ty Dillon Richard Childress Racing + 15.969s
19. Nelson Piquet Jr Turner Scott Motorsports + 2 Laps
20. Ross Chastain Brad Keslowski Racing + 2 Laps
21. Caleb Holman Henderson Motorsports + 2 Laps
22. Tim George Jr Richard Childress Racing + 3 Laps
23. Jeff Agnew Hillman Racing + 3 Laps
24. Devin Jones Eddie Sharp Racing + 4 Laps
25. Kevin Harvick NTS Motorsports + 5 Laps
26. Kenny Habul Sun Energy 1 Racing + 5 Laps
27. Grant Galloway SS GreenLight Racing + 7 Laps
28. Robert Bruce Robert Bruce Racing + 8 Laps
29. German Quiroga Jr Red Horse Racing + 9 Laps
30. Max Gresham Eddie Sharp Racing + 24 Laps
31. Brennan Newberry NTS Motorsports + 40 Laps
32. John Wes Townley Red Horse Racing + 45 Laps Accident
33. Norm Benning Norm Benning Racing + 115 Laps Rear Gear
34. Bryan Silas T3R Racing + 141 Laps Drive Shaft
35. Scott Riggs Ricky Benton Racing + 214 Laps Ignition
36. Jennifer Jo Cobb Jennifer Jo Cobb Racing + 228 Laps Clutch

Qualifying times

1. #4 Jeb Burton Chevrolet 19.589s (+ 0.000s) 96.666mph
2. #54 Darrell Wallace Jr. Toyota 19.612s (+ 0.023s) 96.553mph
3. #17 Timothy Peters Toyota 19.667s (+ 0.078s) 96.283mph
4. #98 Johnny Sauter Toyota 19.680s (+ 0.091s) 96.220mph
5. #77 German Quiroga Toyota 19.710s (+ 0.121s) 96.073mph
6. #3 Ty Dillon Chevrolet 19.714s (+ 0.125s) 96.054mph
7. #88 Matt Crafton Toyota 19.719s (+ 0.130s) 96.029mph
8. #94 Chase Elliott Chevrolet 19.751s (+ 0.162s) 95.874mph
9. #9 Ron Hornaday Jr. Chevrolet 19.767s (+ 0.178s) 95.796mph
10. #14 Brennan Newberry Chevrolet 19.787s (+ 0.198s) 95.699mph
11. #62 Brendan Gaughan Chevrolet 19.801s (+ 0.212s) 95.632mph
12. #32 Miguel Paludo Chevrolet 19.804s (+ 0.215s) 95.617mph
13. #30 Nelson Piquet Jr. Chevrolet 19.809s (+ 0.220s) 95.593mph
14. #29 Ryan Blaney Ford 19.812s (+ 0.223s) 95.578mph
15. #18 Joey Coulter Toyota 19.857s (+ 0.268s) 95.362mph
16. #24 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 19.859s (+ 0.270s) 95.352mph
17. #7 John Wes Townley Toyota 19.902s (+ 0.313s) 95.146mph
18. #8 Max Gresham Chevrolet 19.903s (+ 0.314s) 95.141mph
19. #51 Erik Jones Toyota 19.942s (+ 0.353s) 94.955mph
20. #31 James Buescher Chevrolet 19.957s (+ 0.368s) 94.884mph
21. #99 Bryan Silas Ford 19.959s (+ 0.370s) 94.874mph
22. #81 David Starr Toyota 19.970s (+ 0.381s) 94.822mph
23. #13 Todd Bodine Toyota 19.971s (+ 0.382s) 94.817mph
24. #75 Caleb Holman Chevrolet 19.974s (+ 0.385s) 94.803mph
25. #19 Ross Chastain Ford 19.992s (+ 0.403s) 94.718mph
26. #6 Devin Jones Chevrolet 20.040s (+ 0.451s) 94.491mph
27. #27 Jeff Agnew Chevrolet 20.056s (+ 0.467s) 94.416mph
28. #60 Dakoda Armstrong Chevrolet 20.098s (+ 0.509s) 94.218mph
29. #39 Ryan Sieg Chevrolet 20.178s (+ 0.589s) 93.845mph
30. #92 Scott Riggs Chevrolet 20.253s (+ 0.664s) 93.497mph
31. #07 Grant Galloway Toyota 20.448s (+ 0.859s) 92.606mph
32. #93 Kenny Habul Toyota 20.559s (+ 0.970s) 92.106mph
33. #84 Robert Bruce Ford 20.836s (+ 1.247s) 90.881mph
34. #57 Norm Benning Chevrolet 21.518s (+ 1.929s) 88.001mph
35. #10 Jennifer Jo Cobb RAM No time
36. #5 Tim George Jr. Ford 20.339s (+ 0.750s) 93.102mph

Did not qualify

#1 Jonathan Davenport Chevrolet 20.426s (+ 0.837s) 92.705mph
#68 Clay Greenfield RAM 20.493s (+ 0.904s) 92.402mph

Practice 1 times

1. #4 Jeb Burton Chevrolet 19.675s (Leader) 96.244mph (57 laps)
2. #98 Johnny Sauter Toyota 19.676s (-0.001s) 96.239mph (60 laps)
3. #9 Ron Hornaday Jr. Chevrolet 19.723s (-0.048s) 96.010mph (55 laps)
4. #62 Brendan Gaughan Chevrolet 19.781s (-0.106s) 95.728mph (40 laps)
5. #54 Darrell Wallace Jr. Toyota 19.792s (-0.117s) 95.675mph (60 laps)
6. #3 Ty Dillon Chevrolet 19.811s (-0.136s) 95.583mph (50 laps)
7. #30 Nelson Piquet Jr. Chevrolet 19.818s (-0.143s) 95.550mph (64 laps)
8. #77 German Quiroga Toyota 19.838s (-0.163s) 95.453mph (66 laps)
9. #88 Matt Crafton Toyota 19.866s (-0.191s) 95.319mph (50 laps)
10. #32 Miguel Paludo Chevrolet 19.886s (-0.211s) 95.223mph (54 laps)
11. #17 Timothy Peters Toyota 19.909s (-0.234s) 95.113mph (40 laps)
12. #94 Chase Elliott Chevrolet 19.930s (-0.255s) 95.013mph (81 laps)
13. #18 Joey Coulter Toyota 19.934s (-0.259s) 94.994mph (63 laps)
14. #51 Erik Jones Toyota 19.941s (-0.266s) 94.960mph (108 laps)
15. #14 Brennan Newberry Chevrolet 19.943s (-0.268s) 94.951mph (80 laps)
16. #31 James Buescher Chevrolet 19.989s (-0.314s) 94.732mph (52 laps)
17. #81 David Starr Toyota 20.020s (-0.345s) 94.585mph (75 laps)
18. #27 Jeff Agnew Chevrolet 20.021s (-0.346s) 94.581mph (46 laps)
19. #19 Ross Chastain Ford 20.041s (-0.366s) 94.486mph (69 laps)
20. #7 John Wes Townley Toyota 20.051s (-0.376s) 94.439mph (60 laps)
21. #29 Ryan Blaney Ford 20.073s (-0.398s) 94.336mph (49 laps)
22. #8 Max Gresham Chevrolet 20.075s (-0.400s) 94.326mph (65 laps)
23. #6 Devin Jones Chevrolet 20.086s (-0.411s) 94.275mph (86 laps)
24. #75 Caleb Holman Chev 20.132s (-0.457s) 94.059mph (58 laps)
25. #60 Dakoda Armstrong Chevrolet 20.133s (-0.458s) 94.055mph (57 laps)
26. #24 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 20.150s (-0.475s) 93.975mph (41 laps)
27. #92 Scott Riggs Chevrolet 20.157s (-0.482s) 93.943mph (54 laps)
28. #13 Todd Bodine Toyota 20.171s (-0.496s) 93.877mph (53 laps)
29. #39 Ryan Sieg Chevrolet 20.325s (-0.650s) 93.166mph (33 laps)
30. #93 Kenny Habul Toyota 20.330s (-0.655s) 93.143mph (98 laps)
31. #07 Grant Galloway Toyota 20.450s (-0.775s) 92.597mph (92 laps)
32. #99 Bryan Silas Ford 20.520s (-0.845s) 92.281mph (46 laps)
33. #1 Jonathan Davenport Chevrolet 20.524s (-0.849s) 92.263mph (35 laps)
34. #5 Tim George Jr. Ford 20.594s (-0.919s) 91.949mph (73 laps)
35. #84 Robert Bruce Ford 20.943s (-1.268s) 90.417mph (56 laps)
36. #68 Clay Greenfield RAM 21.169s (-1.494s) 89.452mph (4 laps)
37. #57 Norm Benning Chevrolet 21.729s (-2.054s) 87.146mph (8 laps)
38. #10 Jennifer Jo Cobb RAM 21.884s (-2.209s) 86.529mph (13 laps)

Camping World Truck Series championship standings

1. (--) Johnny Sauter 94pts (0pts)
2. (+3) Jeb Burton # 82pts (-12pts)
3. (+5) Matt Crafton 77pts (-17pts)
4. (-2) Ron Hornaday Jr. 76pts (-18pts)
5. (+6) Darrell Wallace Jr. # 72pts (-22pts)
6. (+3) Ryan Sieg 70pts (-24pts)
7. (+3) Todd Bodine 67pts (-27pts)
8. (-4) Ty Dillon 66pts (-28pts)
9. (-3) Miguel Paludo 64pts (-30pts)
10. (-3) Ryan Blaney # 64pts (-30pts)
11. (+7) Dakoda Armstrong 62pts (-32pts)
12. (--) James Buescher 62pts (-32pts)
13. (+13) Timothy Peters 58pts (-36pts)
14. (-1) Ross Chastain 54pts (-40pts)
15. (+6) Joey Coulter 51pts (-43pts)
16. (-1) Tim George Jr. 50pts (-44pts)
17. (+11) Brendan Gaughan 47pts (-47pts)
18. (+11) David Starr 44pts (-50pts)
19. (+3) Jeff Agnew 42pts (-52pts)
20. (-17) Justin Lofton 41pts (-53pts)
21. (N/A) Chase Elliott 38pts (-56pts)
22. (-6) Norm Benning 38pts (-56pts)
23. (N/A) Erik Jones 35pts (-59pts)
24. (-4) John Wes Townley 35pts (-59pts)
25. (-2) Max Gresham 34pts (-60pts)
26. (-2) German Quiroga # 34pts (-60pts)
27. (-13) Chris Cockrum 29pts (-65pts)
28. (-11) John King 26pts (-68pts)
29. (-10) Dusty Davis 24pts (-70pts)
30. (+1) Brennan Newberry # 24pts (-70pts)
31. (N/A) Caleb Holman 23pts (-71pts)
32. (-2) Bryan Silas 22pts (-72pts)
33. (N/A) Devin Jones 20pts (-74pts)
34. (-9) Clay Greenfield 18pts (-76pts)
35. (N/A) Grant Galloway 17pts (-77pts)
36. (-3) Jennifer Jo Cobb 17pts (-77pts)
37. (-10) Ryan Truex 16pts (-78pts)
38. (N/A) Robert Bruce 16pts (-78pts)
39. (-7) Chris Fontaine 10pts (-84pts)

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Jeb Burton, driver of the #4 Arrowhead Chevrolet, poses with the pole award during qualifying for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Kroger 250 on April 5, 2013 at Martinsville Speedway in Ridgeway, Virginia. (Photo by Tom Pennington/NASCAR via Getty Images)
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