Hornaday Wins at Texas; Sauter Settles for 22nd Place Finish After Illegal Lane Change

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The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series was at Texas Motor Speedway this weekend as a standalone event, eliminating all Sprint Cup drivers from the race. Four-time NCWTS champion, Ron Hornaday was able to capitalize and take home his first victory of the 2011 season.

Hornaday restarted second on the only attempt at a green-white-checkered finish, with Johnny Sauter leading the field to green from the outside lane. Sauter jumped past Hornaday as the green flag was waved, but made an illegal move which proved detrimental to his chances at a second victory of the 2011 season.

Sauter transferred from the outside lane to the middle lane, just in front of Hornaday, earning him the black flag and a 22nd place finish. David Ragan was the most recent victim of this penalty, where he was forced to serve a pass through penalty in the Daytona 500 for changing lanes too soon.

“Good way to steal one,” Hornaday said. “I think we had a third- or a fifth-place truck, but it worked out for us. On that restart, he was the leader, but he kind of blocked, basically.”

Parker Kligerman kept his No. 29 truck out of a record setting amount of cautions and earned a career-best second place finish. David Mayhew was making a rare start in the No. 2 truck fielded by Kevin Harvick Incorporated, also earning a career-best finish in third. Brian Ickler, driving the No. 18 Kyle Busch Motorsport’s truck finished in fourth with Joey Coulter rounding out the top five.

Here are the complete results from Friday’s Winstar World Casino 400K at Texas Motor Speedway:
1. Ron Hornaday Jr.
2. Parker Kligerman
3. David Mayhew
4. Brian Ickler
5. Joey Coulter
6. Ricky Carmichael
7. Ryan Sieg
8. Miguel Paludo
9. James Buescher
10. Justin Lofton
11. Johanna Long
12. Travis Kvapil
13. Nelson Piquet Jr.
14. Brendan Gaughan
15. Max Papis
16. Jason White
17. Justin Marks
18. Craig Goess
19. Shane Sieg
20. Timothy Peters
21. Tim Andrews
22. Johnny Sauter
23. Steve Arpin
24. Chase Mattioli
25. Clay Rogers
26. Austin Dillon
27. Clay Greenfield
28. Cole Whitt
29. Matt Crafton
30. David Starr
31. Todd Bodine
32. Stephan McCurley
33. Johnny Chapman
34. Mike Garvey
35. Norm Benning

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