Stewart Leads with Brickyard Win

Tony Stewart shot to the top of the Nextel Cup points standing after winning the Brickyard 400 today at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Stewart Leads with Brickyard Win

This was Stewart's fourth win in the last six races, placing the Indiana native 75 points ahead of Jimmie Johnson, who crashed on lap 145 today to retire from the race.


The win was an emotional one for Stewart, who said he had dreamed of a home victory for his entire career.

"I'm dying right now," Stewart said, getting out of the car. "Too tired to chase fences right now. Give me five minutes and I'll be ready."

Asked about finally winning at Indy, he said: "I wish I could put it into words. It's been my entire life."

Stewart fought a hard charging Kasey Kahne in the latter stages of the race, with Stewart leading 44 laps while Kahne, as well as pole-sitter Elliott Sadler, each led 39 laps. Sadler, however, finished a lap down, while Kahne finished in second.

Brian Vickers was third, followed by Jeremy Mayfield and Matt Kenseth.

Pos Driver Make Laps 1. Tony Stewart Chevrolet 160 2. Kasey Kahne Dodge 160 3. Brian Vickers Chevrolet 160 4. Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 160 5. Matt Kenseth Ford 160 6. Casey Mears Dodge 160 7. Mark Martin Ford 160 8. Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 160 9. Sterling Marlin Dodge 160 10. Kyle Busch Chevrolet 160 11. Mike Bliss Chevrolet 160 12. Carl Edwards Ford 160 13. Kyle Petty Dodge 160 14. Dale Jarrett Ford 160 15. Jeff Green Dodge 160 16. Michael Waltrip Chevrolet 160 17. Jamie McMurray Dodge 160 18. Kurt Busch Ford 160 19. Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 160 20. Jeff Burton Chevrolet 160 21. Greg Biffle Ford 160 22. Ken Schrader Dodge 160 23. Bill Elliott Dodge 160 24. Robby Gordon Chevrolet 160 25. Rusty Wallace Dodge 160 26. Scott Wimmer Dodge 160 27. Bobby Hamilton Dodge 160 28. Joe Nemechek Chevrolet 160 29. Mike Skinner Dodge 160 30. Dave Blaney Chevrolet 160 31. Boris Said Chevrolet 160 32. Elliott Sadler Ford 159 33. Jason Leffler Chevrolet 159 34. Ryan Newman Dodge 158 35. Scott Riggs Chevrolet 152 36. Terry Labonte Chevrolet 151 37. Travis Kvapil Dodge 146 38. Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 144 39. Bobby Hamilton Jr. Chevrolet 119 40. Bobby Labonte Chevrolet 116 41. Ricky Rudd Ford 73 42. Martin Truex Jr. Chevrolet 62 43. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 62 
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