Johnny Sauter passed Jeb Burton for the lead on a restart with 17 laps to go Saturday and won the NASCAR truck race at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway.It was his second victory in as many races in the series this season.Sauter earned his eighth career victory in the series, and second at Martinsville.“Two for two starting out. This is unbelievable,” Sauter said in Victory Lane.He got there by passing Burton, the pole-sitting rookie making just his seventh start in the series, on the outside following a restart on Lap 234, and then holding on as the field behind him battled.Likely challengers included rookie Darrell Wallace Jr., who was seventh in the field on the restart, and Kevin Harvick, who was 12th.Both had tires that were 50 laps fresher than the leaders, but with Matt Crafton and Timothy Peters among the drivers also in contention, they dueled while Sauter drove away to win by 1.888 seconds.Crafton rallied to finish second and Burton was third, followed by Peters and Wallace, another rookie.“I had to time it just right. That’s the key,” Sauter said of his pass for the lead.The move was part of a calculated tire strategy that worked to perfection. Sauter and his crew chief, Joe Shear, noticed that the 0.526-mile oval was not developing the rubber buildup as it came off tires, keeping it harsher than normal and making it imperative to protect his tires for a final surge.Sauter said he spent the first half of the race driving at about 80 percent, trying to maintain a respectable place in the field and stay in position to make a run for the front when the time came.The day was especially eventful for Burton, the rookie who said he wept when he won the pole in track record time on Friday, and had the dominant truck for much of the day, leading a race-high 154 laps.He also engaged in a brief battle for the lead with Ron Hornaday, a four-time champion in the series, and eventually ran into the back of Hornaday, sending the veteran slamming into the wall.Hunter-Reay on poleDefending IndyCar Series champion Ryan Hunter-Reay won the pole at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Ala., ending Penske Racing’s three year qualifying run.Hunter-Reay grabbed the top starting spot for Sunday’s race with a lap of 1:07.0871 around the 17-turn, 2.38-mile permanent road course. He beat two-time defending race winner Will Power and put Andretti Autosport on the pole for the first time in race history.Hunter-Reay ended the Penske Racing pole streak at Barber with his run. Penske drivers Power and Helio Castroneves had won all three poles and all three races at Barber.Power qualified second and was followed by rookie Tristan Vautier, Scott Dixon, Charlie Kimball and Castroneves. Vautier made it into the Fast Six after IndyCar disqualified Takuma Sato minutes before the session began.AJ Allmendinger will start 10th in his IndyCar debut Sunday. Allmendinger advanced to the second qualifying segment by moving on from a stacked first group, sneaking in via the sixth and final position. He bettered four-time IndyCar champion Dario Franchitti, Tony Kanaan and former Champ Car rival Sebastien Bourdais in advancing into Segment 2.Briefly• Grand-Am: Max Angelelli took the lead with 45 minutes remaining and held off Alex Gurney by 4.116 seconds to win the Porsche 250 at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Ala., his 22nd career Grand-Am Rolex Series victory. Angelelli co-drove the No. 10 Velocity Worldwide Corvette DP with Jordan Taylor, who earned his first victory in Grand-Am’s headlining Daytona Prototype class. They averaged 96.494 mph in the two-hour event on the 2.3-mile road course. Angelelli credited the victory largely to a solid opening stint by Taylor.Reigning Rolex Series DP champions Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas retained the DP points lead by two points over Gurney and Jon Fogarty and five over Angelelli and Taylor.• NHRA: Allen Johnson raced to victory in the K&N Horsepower Challenge, the special Pro Stock bonus event, Saturday at the SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals. In other racing action at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Antron Brown (Top Fuel), Robert Hight (Funny Car) and Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) earned No. 1 qualifying positions in their respective categories at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event.Veteran Pro Stock driver Johnson claimed his second victory in the K&N Horsepower Challenge by holding off Erica Enders-Stevens in the final round. Johnson, who earned $50,000 for the victory, also defeated Greg Anderson and teammate Jeg Coughlin in earlier rounds.In Top Fuel, Brown remained on top of the field in his dragster. Brown’s Friday performance of 3.780 at 320.43 gave him his first No. 1 qualifying position of the season and 33rd of his career. He will face fellow competitor Brandon Bernstein in the first round of eliminations.Hight scored his first No. 1 position in the Funny Car class in more than 19 races with his Friday run of 4.053 at 315.19 in a Ford Mustang. Hight will open eliminations against Jeff Arend.Edwards powered his Chevy Camaro down the track with a performance of 6.642 at 208.26 to claim his fourth consecutive No. 1 qualifying position of the season in Pro Stock. It was the 45th top qualifying effort for Edwards, who will face Larry Morgan in the opening round of eliminations.