DOVER, Del. (AP) — Johnny Sauter won for the third straight time at Dover International Speedway, racing to his first NASCAR Truck Series victory of the season Friday night.

Sauter took the lead with 30 laps to go on the concrete mile oval, and held off Brett Moffitt after a restart with five laps to go for his 24th career victory in the series. Sauter edged Moffitt by 0.603 seconds in the No. 13 ThorSport Racing Ford.

Sauter returned to ThorSport this season after a split with GMS Racing,

"When you get kicked to the curb, you feel like you have a lot to prove," Sauter said. "I have to thank (owners) Duke and Rhonda Thorson most importantly. A couple months ago I didn't know if I'd be racing."

Moffitt, who started on the pole, led for the first 48 laps before Sauter took the lead on Lap 82, and the two were near the front for the rest of the race. Moffitt led for a race-high 82 laps and finished second for his fourth top-five finish this season.

"It's all about track position, really," Moffitt said. "When we were out front, we could lead and won the first stage, but it was just a lot of traffic cost us track position that we never got back."

Harrison Burton was third, followed by Grant Enfinger and Matt Crafton.

NASCAR-Ganders Outdoors Truck Series JEGS 200 Results

By The Associated Press

Friday

At Dover International Speedway

Dover, Del.

(Starting position in parentheses)

1. (2) Johnny Sauter, Ford, 200.

2. (1) Brett Moffitt, Chevrolet, 200.

3. (9) Harrison Burton, Toyota, 200.

4. (6) Grant Enfinger, Ford, 200.

5. (5) Matt Crafton, Ford, 200.

6. (11) Ben Rhodes, Ford, 200.

7. (12) Austin Hill, Toyota, 200.

8. (15) Derek Kraus, Toyota, 200.

9. (10) Tyler Ankrum, Toyota, 200.

10. (16) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet, 200.

11. (7) Raphael Lessard, Toyota, 200.

12. (4) Stewart Friesen, Chevrolet, 200.

13. (19) Brandon Jones, Toyota, 200.

14. (18) Gus Dean, Chevrolet, 200.

15. (14) Todd Gilliland, Toyota, 200.

16. (32) Ryan Sieg, Chevrolet, 198.

17. (20) Natalie Decker, Toyota, 197.

18. (23) Tyler Dippel, Chevrolet, 197.

19. (17) Austin Wayne Self, Chevrolet, 197.

20. (25) Tyler Hill, Chevrolet, 197.

21. (22) Jordan Anderson, Chevrolet, 196.

22. (27) Spencer Boyd, Chevrolet, 192.

23. (8) Brennan Poole, Toyota, DVP, 189.

24. (30) Ray Ciccarelli, Chevrolet, 188.

25. (28) Jennifer Jo Cobb, Chevrolet, 186.

26. (21) Joe Nemechek, Chevrolet, Suspension, 167.

27. (3) Sheldon Creed, Chevrolet, Accident, 160.

28. (24) Reid Wilson, Chevrolet, Alternator, 140.

29. (13) Jesse Little, Ford, Track Bar, 115.

30. (26) Korbin Forrister, Toyota, Accident, 108.

31. (29) Josh Reaume, Chevrolet, Too Slow, 51.

32. (31) Norm Benning, Chevrolet, Too Slow, 28.

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