Stewart wins first Cup points race as team owner
June 7, 2009 - 3:50 pm
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Tony Stewart won his first Cup points race as a team owner, coming from the rear of the field and taking a late gamble on fuel to win at Pocono Raceway.
The Sprint Cup points leader had to start at the back of Sunday’s race because a practice accident forced him into his backup car. Then Stewart figured he could drive the final 41 laps without a pit stop and it paid off, helping snap a 19-race winless streak dating to last season.
Stewart won the All-Star race last month for Stewart-Haas Racing, and this victory again stamped himself as a true threat to win his third Cup title.