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Sauter made it 2 straight in truck series, turning late pass into Martinsville victory

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    Driver Jeb Burton, front right, leads the pack at the start of the Kroger 250 NASCAR Truck series auto race at Martinsville Speedway, Saturday, April 6, 2013, in Martinsville, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) (The Associated Press)

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    Driver Jeb Burton (4) drives past a spinning Ron Hornaday Jr. (9) during the Kroger 250 NASCAR Truck series auto race at Martinsville Speedway, Saturday, April 6, 2013, in Martinsville, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) (The Associated Press)

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    Drivers Nelson Piquet Jr. (30) and Darrell Wallace Jr. (54) make the curve in turn four during the Kroger 250 NASCAR Truck series auto race at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va., Saturday, April 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) (The Associated Press)

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    Driver Grant Galloway (07) spins out in front of Robert Bruce (84) during the Kroger 250 NASCAR Truck series auto race at Martinsville Speedway, Saturday, April 6, 2013, in Martinsville, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) (The Associated Press)

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    Driver Jeb Burton (4) beats Timothy Peters (17) out of the pits during the Kroger 250 NASCAR Truck series auto race at Martinsville Speedway, Saturday, April 6, 2013, in Martinsville, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) (The Associated Press)

Johnny Sauter passed Jeb Burton for the lead on a restart with 234 laps to go Saturday and won the NASCAR truck race at Martinsville Speedway, his second victory in as many races in the series this season.

Sauter earned his eighth career victory in the series, and second at Martinsville.

"Two for two starting out. This is unbelievable," Sauter said in Victory Lane.

He got there by passing Burton, the pole-sitting rookie making just his seventh start in the series, on the outside following a restart with 17 laps to go, and then holding on as the field behind him shuffled.

Matt Crafton rallied to finish second, and Burton was third, followed by Timothy Peters and Darrell Wallace Jr.

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