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Black flag takes win from Sauter; Hornaday wins

June 11, 2011, Sporting News Wire Service,

FORT WORTH, Texas -- Ron Hornaday won Friday's Camping World Truck Series WinStar World Casino 400k when race leader Johnny Sauter was black-flagged for changing lanes on the final restart.

Sauter, who had passed Hornaday for the lead with an outside move on Lap 130, was penalized for moving from the outside lane in front of Hornaday before crossing the start/finish line on the final restart on Lap 166.

"He's got a lane to race down there," Sauter said as he walked to his hauler. "We both spun the tires."

Asked if he would confront NASCAR officials after his gaffe, Sauter said, "It's official, isn't it?"


•Ron Hornaday earned his 48th Truck Series win in his 284th start.
•Ron Hornaday becomes the sixth different winner in 2011.
•Ron Hornaday joins Johnny Sauter as only the second Truck Series eligible driver to win in 2011.
•Ron Hornaday led three times for 18 laps including the final two laps.
•Parker Kligerman (second) earns his career best finish in his 10th start.
•David Mayhew (third) earns his career best finish in his fifth start.
•Brian Ickler (fourth) rebounded from a Lap 50 spin that put him a lap down in his first Truck Series start of the season.
•Joey Coulter (fifth) matched his career best finish set last week at Kansas.
•Ricky Carmichael (sixth) earns his best finish of the season and the third top-10 finish in 2011.
•Ryan Sieg (seventh) earns his career best finish in his 44th start.

Hornaday, a four-time series champion, earned his 48th career victory and first of the year. It was his third victory at Texas. Rookie Parker Kligerman was posted as the runner-up with David Mayhew third.