Johnny Sauter passed a faltering John Hunter Nemechek with five laps remaining in Thursday night’s Camping World Truck Series race to claim his fifth win of the season and first at Bristol.
Stewart Friesen was also able to get around Nemechek to earn his third second-place finish of 2018.
Nemechek held on to finish third after winning both stages of the race.
NBC analyst Parker Kligerman finished fourth with Todd Gilliland rounding out the top five.
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Sauter padded his points lead with his victory in the regular season finale.
Noah Gragson, Grant Enfinger, Stewart Friesen and Brett Moffitt round out the top five at the end of the regular season.
With the points reset for the playoffs, Sauter will have 2,042 points.
Moffitt will be seeded second with 2,027 points and Gragson (2,022) will be seeded third.
The other drivers in the playoffs are Ben Rhodes (2,014), Friesen (2,012), Enfinger (2,011), Justin Haley (2,009) and Matt Crafton (2,003).
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