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Sauter wins Texas truck race; Buescher keeps lead

Associated Press Modified: November 2, 2012 at 10:05 pm •  Published: November 2, 2012

Buescher started second beside his teammate, Piquet, and was still running in the front group midway through the 147-lap race. That's when Matt Crafton made contact from behind on the restart after the second caution.

After that, Buescher started dropping back and was passed by Dillon a few laps later.

Buescher, who is from nearby Plano, has won on the dirt track, one-fifth mile track, quarter-mile front-stretch layout and the road course at Texas Motor Speedway. But he's now 0 for 8 on the main track.

"I thought we were controlling our own destiny tonight and we got run into on a restart," Buescher said. "So we were in some close quarters racing at times and led some laps and had a fast track, so you can control your own destiny but you can't control what everybody else is doing."

With no more cautions after that, Buescher never had a chance for an extended stop and worked hard to finish on the lead lap.

Sauter made the winning pass in his Toyota around Kligerman, who took only two tires his last stop and couldn't hold on to the lead.

"I just made sure I didn't screw up getting off pit road. I thought we had a pretty good lead," Sauter said. "They said, you're racing the 30 (Piquet) for the lead. Then I got by him, and they were like no, it's the 7 (Kligerman). But I knew he took two tires and it was just going to be a matter of time. The bumps were playing havoc with everybody, so grip was a premium."