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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