April 13, 2021

by a NASCAR fanatic - not affiliated with NASCAR

DOVER, Del. (AP) Johnny Sauter led 137 laps on Friday and pulled away on an overtime restart to defend his trophy in a Truck Series race at Dover International Speedway.

Sauter narrowly split two spinning trucks with 20 laps to go and briefly lost the lead on the final regulation restart to 19-year-old Noah Gragson. But the two collided while battling for the lead with two laps remaining and Gragson hit the wall.

Matt Crafton and Sauter, the last two winners at Dover, were on the front row for the restart in overtime and Sauter cruised to the victory.

Gragson, the pole-setter, led throughout the first stage and finished 20th. Justin Haley, David Gilliland and Harrison Burton completed the top five.

Stage two ended under caution with Sauter leading.

Jesse Little, son of Chad Little, briefly took the first lead of his NASCAR career by overtaking Sauter with 79 laps left, but was penalized for pitting outside the box and finished ninth.

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