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Johnny Sauter survives wild melee on final lap at Talladega for 3rd Truck win of season

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    Caleb Holman (75), German Quiroga (77) and Chris Cockrum (07) collide in Turn 3 during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at the Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Ala., Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Dale Davis) (The Associated Press)

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    Trucks race through the tri-oval at the start of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Ala., Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Dave Martin) (The Associated Press)

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    Caleb Holman (75), German Quiroga (77) and Chris Cockrum (07) collide in Turn 3 during the NASCAR Trucks auto race at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Ala., Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Greg McWilliams) (The Associated Press)

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    Drives go low as Timothy Peters (17), Caleb Holman (75) and German Quiroga (77) hit the wall in Turn 3 during the NASCAR Trucks auto race at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Ala., Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Greg McWilliams) (The Associated Press)

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    Trucks are blurred by a slow shutter speed as they race through the tri-oval during the NASCAR Trucks auto race at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Ala., Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Dave Martin) (The Associated Press)

Johnny Sauter raced to his third NASCAR Truck Series victory of the season Saturday, surviving a huge crash on the final turn at Talladega Superspeedway that took out Kyle Busch and everyone else racing at the front of the pack .

Three sets of trucks paired up in the closing laps — Sauter with series leader Matt Crafton, Busch with Dakoda Armstrong, and Ross Chastain with Parker Kligerman.

Sauter was the only one to be spared from a 12-truck crash that occurred when pole-sitter Jeb Burton got tangled up with Busch, sending the Sprint Cup star slamming into both inside and outside walls. Miguel Paludo's flipped and slid across the line upside down, before turning back over in the first turn, finally coming to a stop with flames flickering from the hood.