Stewart Rules in New Hampshire

Tony Stewart took his third win in four races today, after dominating the New Hampshire 300 race at Loudon

Stewart Rules in New Hampshire

Stewart led 231 of the 300 lap race, never looking under threat in the overcast conditions. He finished ahead of defending Nextel Cup Champion Kurt Busch, last year's winner, with Bobby Labonte in third.

Busch had a spectacular recovery drive in the race, after spinning down the order on lap 35, under pressure from Labonte.

Labonte himself survived a late electrical scare to finish ahead of Kurt's brother Kyle Busch, who recorded his fifth top-five finish in Nextel Cup.

Greg Biffle, in fifth place, could have finished higher if it wasn't for losing two positions after contact with Kyle Busch, 14 laps from the chequered flag.

Points leader Jimmie Johnson finished down in 13th, after complaining of handling problems. But it was enough to retain the standings lead, for now.

The results leave Stewart in third position in the overall points standing, just 85 points behind Johnson and only eight points behind second-placed Biffle.

Kurt Busch, however, shot up five places in the standings and is now in fifth place, 325 points behind Johnson.

Pos Driver Make Laps 1. Tony Stewart Chevrolet 300 2. Kurt Busch Ford 300 3. Bobby Labonte Chevrolet 300 4. Kyle Busch Chevrolet 300 5. Greg Biffle Ford 300 6. Kasey Kahne Dodge 300 7. Ryan Newman Dodge 300 8. Rusty Wallace Dodge 300 9. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 300 10. Matt Kenseth Ford 300 11. Brian Vickers Chevrolet 300 12. Carl Edwards Ford 300 13. Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 300 14. Jeff Burton Chevrolet 300 15. Mark Martin Ford 300 16. Dale Jarrett Ford 300 17. Michael Waltrip Chevrolet 300 18. Joe Nemechek Chevrolet 300 19. Jeremy Mayfield Dodge 299 20. Dave Blaney Chevrolet 299 21. Mike Bliss Chevrolet 299 22. Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 299 23. Ricky Rudd Ford 299 24. Jason Leffler Chevrolet 299 25. Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 299 26. Ken Schrader Dodge 299 27. Travis Kvapil Dodge 299 28. Bobby Hamilton Jr. Chevrolet 299 29. Kyle Petty Dodge 299 30. Robby Gordon Chevrolet 299 31. Jeff Green Dodge 298 32. Scott Riggs Chevrolet 298 33. Casey Mears Dodge 298 34. Sterling Marlin Dodge 298 35. Scott Wimmer Dodge 297 36. Mike Garvey Ford 296 37. Kevin Lepage Dodge 296 38. Mike Wallace Chevrolet 294 39. Elliott Sadler Ford 233 40. Jamie McMurray Dodge 145 41. Morgan Shepherd Dodge 99 42. Ted Christopher Ford 29 43. Carl Long Chevrolet 8 
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