Sunday, September 25, 2011

Congrats to Tony Stewart . . . again

tony stewart wins loudon

Tony Stewart won the Sylvania 300 today in Loudon, NH. That's two in a row for Smoke to start NASCAR's Chase, and puts him in the points lead.

It is also sweet karma for Stewart as last year at the same track, he was leading when he ran out of gas on the last lap and was passed by Clint Bowyer. This time, Bowyer was leading the last lap when he ran out of gas and Tony slipped by for the victory.

Earlier this year, Tony and teammate Ryan Newman finished one-two at this track with Newman getting the win. Though Ryan started on the pole today, late race tire trouble relegated him to a back of the pack finish.

It's way early, but I'd love to see Tony win another title, this time as an owner/driver. Especially as he'd be beating the Hendrick juggernaut with their own equipment.

And speaking of equipment -- early race drama as Kurt Busch had his car impounded briefly for a 1/32" discrepency in wheel alignment. I know there has to be a line somewhere, but seriously? That little fraction of an inch isn't giving him an advantage. And Busch is making it hard to be sympathetic with his cranky style towards reporters these days. What's up with that?

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