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Johnny Sauter Takes Stage 2 Win at Michigan, Attempting to Overcome L1 Penalty

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Johnny Sauter is looking to bounce back from a hefty L1 penalty in pre-race inspection on Friday at Michigan International Speedway. He’s making solid head-way as he took the Stage 2 win in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series Henry Ford Health Center 200.

Sauter set up his track position by utilizing pit strategy at the end of Stage 1.

Once Stage 2 began, he knifed his around Raphael Lessard for the lead on lap 29. Lessard would have a tire go down during the Stage.

Brett Moffitt, who won Stage 1, finished runner-up to Sauter in Stage 2. Todd Gilliland was third, while Grant Enfinger and Tanner Gray rounded out the top-five.

Sheldon Creed, Austin Hill, John Hunter Nemechek, Parker Kligerman and Derek Kraus made up the remainder of the top-10.

Stage and Playoff Points Awarded in Stage 2:

Finish Driver Stage Points Playoff Points
1 Johnny Sauter 10 1
2 Brett Moffitt 9 0
3 Todd Gilliland 8 0
4 Grant Enfinger 7 0
5 Tanner Gray 6 0
6 Sheldon Creed 5 0
7 Austin Hill 4 0
8 John Hunter Nemechek* 0 0
9 Parker Kligerman 2 0
10 Derek Kraus 1 0

*indicates driver ineligible to receive series points

Toby Christie View All

Toby is the Founder, Editor and go-to man for He is also the co-host of The Final Lap Weekly Podcast. Additionally, Toby is a NMPA (National Motorsports Press Association) award winning writer, and has followed NASCAR as a fan since 1993.

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