Tony Stewart Wins His Fourth Chase Race [VIDEO]
Two races left in the Chase for the Sprint Cup and it look’s like it might go down to the final lap of the final race. Tony Stewart won again yesterday at Texas Motor Speedway giving him four victories in the eight races so far in the Chase. Stewart led a race-high 174 of the 334 laps and beat Chase leader Carl Edwards by just over a second to close with 3 points of the lead.
Edwards was leading with 60 laps to go, but Stewart shot around him out of Turn 2 and held on to the lead including a round of green flag pit stops.
Kasey Kahne, Matt Kenseth and Greg Biffle completed the Top 5.
Jimmie Johnson came in 14th and with it sees his string of five straight Sprint Cup championships come closer to an end. He stands sixth in the standings now, 54 points back with two races left.
Kyle Busch is officially out of contention for the championship. He was suspended for both the Nationwide and Sprint Cup races over the weekend after intentionally wrecking Ron Hornaday while the yellow flag was out during Friday’s Truck Series race. He watched yesterday’s race from atop his team’s pit box while watching Michael McDowell drive his car to a 33rd place finish. Busch is now 100 points back with two races left.
Phoenix is up next on the schedule. Edwards won there in March with Stewart finishing second.