Sauter passed Austin Cindric in turn 1 on the outside on Lap 109 for the lead. The drivers ran 1-2 until they pitted on Lap 117 to start the pit stop cycle. Nemechek and crew in and attempt to out play the others did not pit for fuel however they miscalculated and Nemechek ran out of gas 12 laps short and saw his championship hopes slip.
“It’s unbelievable,” said Sauter, “I was actually pretty worried about our truck after qualifying, it was pretty loose. And all we did was lower the track bar a half-round.”
“I’m a realist, and I know you have to execute,” Sauter said. “Yes, this is looking a lot like it did last year, shaping up like it is. Honestly, this is our third win this year. I think we should have six or seven right now. We’ve got to be humble and stay nose to the grindstone, so to speak. You can’t let your guard down.”
Christopher Bell secured third place followed by Chase Brisco in fourth and Justin Haley rounded out the top Five.