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Sauter grabs lead late in win

Updated: September 27, 2009, 12:52 AM ET
Associated Press

LAS VEGAS -- Johnny Sauter raced to his first career NASCAR Trucks Series victory, taking the lead from Matt Crafton with 16 laps left and holding on to win the Las Vegas 350 on Saturday night.

Crafton, who took over the lead following a caution period with 26 laps remaining, held on to finish second in the 146-lap race on the 1.5-mile oval.

"My truck just didn't have the speed that Johnny Sauter's did," said Crafton, second in the standings -- 197 points behind Ron Hornaday Jr. "Wow, ...

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