FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Johnny Sauter won his second consecutive Chase race in the NASCAR Truck Series, making a late pass that prevented anyone else from clinching a spot in the title-clinching race like he already had.
Sauter went high around Chase contender Matt Crafton just before the line with two laps remaining Friday night at Texas Motor Speedway.
It was Sauter's third win this season. He won the opener at Daytona and last week at Martinsville to earn the first of four spots available for a chance to win the truck's inaugural Chase championship at Homestead.
With only next week's race at Phoenix before the finale, there are still three spots up for grab.
The next four drivers after Sauter in the points - William Bryon, Christopher Bell, Crafton and Timothy Peters - are separated by only five points. Ben Kennedy is the sixth driver still in Chase contention.