Stewart Cruises to Glen Win

Tony Stewart cruised today to his fifth Nextel Cup win in seven races - and his third win at the Watkins Glen road course

Stewart Cruises to Glen Win

A week after winning his home race at Indianapolis, Stewart dominated the road-course race, holding the lead in 83 laps out of 92. In fact, he only relinquished the lead while pitting for fuel and tyres.

Stewart's win has increased his points standing lead over Jimmie Johnson to 105 points, with Johnson finishing fifth in today's race. Stewart is now assured of a top three spot at least when the Chase for the Championship begins next month, after four more races.

Stewart's only drama of the race came two laps before the end, when he radioed his pit crew to tell them he had alternator problems, which forced him to switch to a backup battery. But he was still in no danger of being caught by Robby Gordon, who finished second.

Boris Said, considered a road-course specialist in NASCAR, finished third in the race, followed by Scott Pruett in fourth.

The race results did not have an effect on the top five of the points standing, however reigning Cup champion Kurt Busch was knocked down one spot to sixth, having completed only 80 laps in today's race due to a broken sway bar.

Pos  Driver              Make        Laps
 1.  Tony Stewart        Chevrolet    92
 2.  Robby Gordon        Chevrolet    92
 3.  Boris Said          Chevrolet    92
 4.  Scott Pruett        Dodge        92
 5.  Jimmie Johnson      Chevrolet    92
 6.  Rusty Wallace       Dodge        92
 7.  Mark Martin         Ford         92
 8.  Brian Vickers       Chevrolet    92
 9.  Joe Nemechek        Chevrolet    92
10.  Dale Earnhardt Jr.  Chevrolet    92
11.  Jeremy Mayfield     Dodge        92
12.  Elliott Sadler      Ford         92
13.  Jamie McMurray      Dodge        92
14.  Jeff Gordon         Chevrolet    92
15.  Kevin Harvick       Chevrolet    92
16.  Ricky Rudd          Ford         92
17.  Kasey Kahne         Dodge        92
18.  Matt Kenseth        Ford         92
19.  Carl Edwards        Ford         92
20.  Kyle Petty          Dodge        92
21.  Scott Wimmer        Dodge        92
22.  Ron Fellows         Chevrolet    92
23.  Dale Jarrett        Ford         92
24.  Casey Mears         Dodge        92
25.  Jeff Green          Dodge        92
26.  Mike Bliss          Chevrolet    92
27.  Paul Menard         Chevrolet    92
28.  Anthony Lazzaro     Dodge        92
29.  Johnny Miller       Chevrolet    92
30.  Ryan Newman         Dodge        92
31.  Kyle Busch          Chevrolet    92
32.  Scott Riggs         Chevrolet    92
33.  Dave Blaney         Chevrolet    92
34.  Ken Schrader        Dodge        92
35.  Jorge Goeters       Dodge        91
36.  Bobby Labonte       Chevrolet    86
37.  Terry Labonte       Chevrolet    86
38.  Greg Biffle         Ford         84
39.  Kurt Busch          Ford         80
40.  Travis Kvapil       Dodge        76
41.  Michael Waltrip     Chevrolet    71
42.  P.J. Jones          Chevrolet    41
43.  Jeff Burton         Chevrolet    31
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