Johnny Sauter is the 2016 Nascar Camping World Truck Series Champion!

Johnny Sauter‘s season-opening win, it turns out, was a harbinger of good things to come in 2016. The 38-year-old captured the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series title in the series’ inaugural Chase on Friday at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Sauter won the season-opener at Daytona in February. He won again at Martinsville Speedway in October to punch his ticket to the Championship 4.

And he came out ahead in the most important race of the season at Homestead.

Sauter’s previous best finish in the Camping World Truck series came in 2011, when he was second in the standings to Austin Dillon.

This was one of Sauter’s best seasons in his 13 years of competing in the Camping World Truck Series, with an average finish of 8.9. His best average finish of 8.1 in a full season of competing in the Truck Series came in 2010.


Sauter topped Championship 4 contenders Matt Crafton, Christopher Bell and Timothy Peters to capture the title.

This story will be updated.