BUSCH: Johnny Sauter grabs first career win in Chicago

Joliet, Ill-- Richard Childress Racing driver Johnny Sauter has had his fair share of bad luck this season. Sweet redemption comes in the form of victory and Sauter was able to stake claim on his first career Busch Series win on the 1.5 mile ...

Joliet, Ill-- Richard Childress Racing driver Johnny Sauter has had his fair share of bad luck this season. Sweet redemption comes in the form of victory and Sauter was able to stake claim on his first career Busch Series win on the 1.5 mile tri-oval at Chicagoland.

The 2001 ASA Champion charged to the checkered on old tires and low fuel when on lap 124, Sauter pitted for the final time when his rookie competitor, ppc's Scott Riggs brought out the seventh caution of the day when he hit the putside wall hard. Riggs exited the car clearly in pain and was taken to a local hospital for x-rays on his ribs. He was in sixth prior to his wreck and led 49 of the first 50 laps.

Kasey Kahne brought out a late race caution after losing control of his No. 98 Ford in turn four. For the second straight race NASCAR red flagged the BGN event with less than five to go. Sauter led the field to the restart with only three laps remaining.

The 92 of Todd Bodine was unable to make a charge, leaving him with a second place finish. Jeff Burton who dipped to the pits under the final caution flag for tires, pulled out a third place run. While last week's winner, Joe Nemechek in the No. 87, finished fourth. The No. 26 of Ron Hornaday proved yet another strong showing, while closing out the top five.

Winston Cup regulars Jimmy Spencer and Jeff Green finished sixth and seventh. Current points leader Greg Biffle finished eighth. Bobby Hamilton Jr. finished ninth, while second place point man, Jason Keller rounds out the top ten.

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Jeff Burton , Todd Bodine , Jason Keller , Jimmy Spencer , Greg Biffle , Jeff Green , Bobby Hamilton Jr. , Ron Hornaday Jr. , Scott Riggs , Johnny Sauter , Kasey Kahne
Teams Richard Childress Racing