Johnny Sauter of Necedah, Wisc., won tonight's Las Vegas 350 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Sauter's win was his first in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (in 31 starts) and he currently leads the Raybestos Rookie-of-the-Year Award points chase.

"It was a phenomenal win for us," Sauter exclaimed. "Today we unloaded really fast and this is a truck I've had a lot of success with this year but never closed the deal. I can't say enough about (crew chief) Joe Shear and all these guys. Unbelievable for this ThorSport team as a whole - my teammate (Matt Crafton) finished second. It's been a long time since I won a race in NASCAR, so this feels pretty good."

Sauter is the third Raybestos rookie contender to win at Las Vegas Motor Speedway since the series began competing here in 1996. Also, Sauter is the first rookie to win a Camping World Truck Series race since Aug. 8, 2003.

Past Las Vegas 350 winner Todd Bodine finished fourth.

Points leader Ron Hornaday finished sixth and now leads Crafton by 197 markers.

Two-time Las Vegas 350 winner Mike Skinner finished seventh.