Mon, 06/09/2010 - 10:44 by Prince damin
Hampton, Ga. -- Tony Stewart held off Carl Edwards Sunday to win the Emory Healthcare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
The victory was Stewart's 38th in Sprint Cup Series competition but the first in 32 races dating to October 2009 in Kansas
Stewart led 176 of 325 laps, taking the lead for good when he slipped past Edwards after a restart with 25 laps to go. Edwards finished 1.3 seconds behind.
Jimmie Johnson took third place, followed by Jeff Burton and Kyle Busch.
The victory cemented a spot for Stewart in the 12-driver field for the championship Chase, which begins in two weeks in New Hampshire.
Sat, 31/07/2010 - 09:40 by Prince damin
Long Pond, Pa. -- Tony Stewart qualified first for a race at Pocono Raceway Friday, 10 years after winning his first pole at the track.
Stewart turned in a lap of 171.393 mph on the 2.5-mile circuit and will start out front Sunday in the Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500. It was the 14th pole of his Sprint Cup career, but he is still looking for his first race victory this season.
The outside spot on the first row went to Juan Pablo Montoya, who won the pole last weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and led for most of the Brickyard 400 before crashing with less than 15 laps to go.
"Last week was a rough week for the team, but to rebound at a place where we don't run that well, it's nice," Montoya said.
Sat, 17/04/2010 - 06:54 by harsheeb
Fort Worth -- Tony Stewart ended a long drought Friday by capturing the pole for Sunday's running of the Sprint Cup Samsung Mobile 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.
It had been 4 1/2 years since Stewart qualified first for a race on NASCAR's premier circuit.
Stewart will make the 400th start of his Sprint Cup career on Sunday and will lead the field to the green flag thanks to a lap of 191.327 around the 1.5-mile oval. His last pole came at Martinsville in October 2005.
Sam Hornish Jr. barely missed what would have been his first Sprint Cup pole, finishing .014 of a second behind Stewart. Greg Biffle, Jimmie Johnson and Kasey Kahne finished out the first five.
Defending champion Jeff Gordon qualified 12th.
Fri, 16/10/2009 - 12:57 by shalini.bahadur
Concord, N.C., Oct. 16: Points leader Jimmie Johnson, hoping to take command of the Chase for the Championship, grabbed the pole Thursday for Saturday's NASCAR Banking 500.
Johnson, trying to become the first driver to win the series championship four straight years, took the points lead last Sunday in California.
He backed up that victory by turning in a lap of 192.376 mph at the Lowe's Motor Speedway. It was the fastest qualifying lap in the three years since NASCAR introduced major changes in the cars used for its Sprint Cup series.
Johnson won his third pole of the season and the 22nd of his NASCAR career.
He will enter the fifth of 10 playoff races with a 12-point lead over teammate Mark Martin.
Mon, 05/10/2009 - 11:42 by harsheeb
Kansas, Oct. 4 -- Tony Stewart outlasted Jeff Gordon Sunday and won the Sprint Cup Price Chopper 400 at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan.
Stewart and Gordon led most of the race's final 30 laps, with Stewart changing only two of four tires during a late stop on pit road. The two-time Cup champion survived the gamble and won for the fourth time this season and the 37th time in his career.
"(Crew chief Darian Grubb) is a little gutsy, so that's a good thing," Stewart said during a post-race television interview. "When he makes a call, you know it's the right thing to do and you go from there."
Greg Biffle, Juan Pablo Montoya and Denny Hamlin completed the top-five finishers.
Sat, 22/08/2009 - 11:37 by preet_20
Bristol, Tenn. Aug. 21: Mark Martin won the ninth pole of his career at Bristol Motor Speedway Friday and will start out front in for Saturday's Sharpie 500.
Martin turned in a lap of 124.484 miles per hour, allowing him to tie Cale Yarborough for the most poles won at the track. Martin also won the pole here in March.
After finishing 31st last Sunday at Michigan, Martin dropped to 12th in the points race, the last position that qualifies for the Sprint Cup playoff chase. He is only 12 points in front of Brian Vickers, the Michigan winner.
Greg Biffle finished second to Martin in qualifying by just .02 of a second.
Rookie Scott Speed was third and Dave Blaney was fourth.
Points leader Tony Stewart will start 30th.
Fri, 14/08/2009 - 11:04 by preet_20
Oakland, Calif. Aug. 14: Backup quarterback Bruce Gradkowski threw for 181 yards and a touchdown Thursday, sending the Oakland Raiders to a 31-10 pre-season decision over Dallas.
Gradkowski started 11 games with Tampa Bay in 2006 and one with Cleveland last season and hopes to challenge former No. 1 draft choice JaMarcus Russell for the top spot with the Raiders.
With Dallas owning a 10-7 lead early in the second quarter, Gradkowski drove Oakland 62 yards in five plays and the Raiders took the lead for good on a 3-yard pass to Tony Stewart.
Gradkowski also put together drives of 80 and 69 yards in the third period -- marches that ended with touchdown runs of 3 yards by Louis Rankin and 1 yard by Gary Russell.
Tue, 11/08/2009 - 03:43 by Salinder Kumar
Watkins Glen, N.Y. -- Tony Stewart earned his record fifth victory at Watkins Glen International Monday in a rain-delayed NASCAR Sprint Cup auto race.
Stewart held off Marcos Ambrose in the closing laps to become the road course king at the 2.45-mile track.
"This is my house right here," Stewart said after taking his first road course event as a driver and owner in the Sprint Cup Series. "We've run really well here the last eight years."
Stewart has finished either first or second in the last six races at Watkins Glen. It was his third victory this season and the 36th of his Sprint Cup career.
Thundershowers at Watkins Glen Sunday forced NASCAR officials to postpone the 90-lap race one day.
Sat, 08/08/2009 - 11:26 by preet_20
Watkins Glen, N.Y. Aug. 7: Three-time defending Sprint Cup series champion Jimmie Johnson won his first pole of the year Friday for Sunday's race at Watkins Glen International.
Johnson covered the 2.45-mile, 11-turn road course in 71.340 seconds (123.633 mph). It was his first pole victory since last November and his first ever in 16 tries on a road course.
"We did all the right things today," Johnson said. "The car could have been a little bit better. For us, it was a little bit adventurous from time to time in qualifying trim, but I guess we had fewer problems than everybody else in putting in really good laps."
Kurt Busch was second-quickest Friday, just .008 seconds behind Johnson.
Sun, 02/08/2009 - 04:04 by surajdogra
Long Pond, Pa. -- Tony Stewart wrecked his car during qualifying and will start last Sunday at the Sprint Cup Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa.
Stewart was not injured, but his No.14 Chevrolet suffered significant right-side damage when it hit the wall in turn three on his second lap during the first morning practice session.
"I screwed up," the Sprint Cup points leader said. "I got in too deep and got loose and couldn't save it. I tore up a really good race car today."
He had been awarded the pole after rain forced cancellation of Friday's qualifying session, but will drive a backup car during Sunday's race.
Sun, 05/07/2009 - 10:02 by preet_20
Daytona BEACH, Fla. July 5: Tony Stewart won Saturday's Sprint Cup Coke Zero 400 auto race where several cars were involved in a late crash at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway.
The incident started when Kyle Busch tried to block Stewart's move to the outside on the final turn of the last lap. Busch's rear bumper hit Stewart's front end, causing Busch to spin around and slam hard into the wall.
Several other cars crashed but no serious injuries were reported.
"I don't like winning like that ... but I did what I had to do," Stewart said in a post-race interview after his second victory this season. "That's not the way you want to win these things. You feel bad because you want him to have a good day too."
Mon, 08/06/2009 - 06:57 by harsheeb
Pocono -- Tony Stewart got his first victory as both driver and owner in the Sprint Cup Series Sunday when he captured the Pocono 500.
Stewart had earned the pole position since qualifying at Pocono was canceled due to rain Friday, but had to start last in a backup car after wrecking in Saturday's practice. He took the lead with 37 laps remaining and became the first driver/owner to win a Cup race since Ricky Rudd in September 1998 at Martinsville, Va.
It was Stewart's 34th career victory. The two-time Cup Series champion was the fourth driver to start from the back of the field and win this year.
Carl Edwards, who led the most laps with 103, finished second.