Sauter Survives Late Contact Wins At Kansas

By Toby Christie (Originally appeared on

Johnny Sauter, and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series drivers had to wait it out through a rain dealy in Kansas… and let me tell you the finish was well worth the wait. We saw an epic battle between Sauter and Ron Hornaday. While battling for the lead Hornaday got loose, and tapped Sauter, both trucks spun sideways. Both drivers were able to gather it back up, and they continued on like nothing ever happened. It was truly incredible.

Remember Sauter, and Hornaday got together just a couple of races ago, which resulted in Sauter spinning out late at Martinsville. Sauter would hold on to win, and this would mark his second career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory. Following the race Hornaday came to victory lane to congratulate Sauter, and it appeared they were willing to let bygones by bygones.

Ron Hornaday finished second followed by Todd Bodine, Brian Ickler, and Johnny Benson rounded out the top-five.

Ken Schrader had not raced in any of the “Big three” NASCAR divisions since he made two starts in the trucks in 2009. Well he proved that he wasn’t rusty, as he came home with a ninth place finish in Kevin Harvick’s No. 2 truck.

Author: Toby Christie

Toby is the Editor of and Social Media Director of all things @TheFinalLap. He is the co-host of The Final Lap Weekly radio show and podcast, and he is the writer and co-host of the Racing Legends podcast. Additionally, Toby is a NMPA (National Motorsports Press Association) award winning writer, and has followed the sport as a fan since 1993.

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