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Stewart Dominates for Road Course Trifecta
Step aside, thereís a new King of the road courses in town and his name is Tony Stewart. Stewart owns the trifecta, he has won the last three NEXTEL Cup road course events on the schedule (Watkins Glen-August 2004, Infineon-June 2005, and Watkins Glen-August 2005). Stewart, continuing his ultra hot streak, simply dominated the Sirius Satellite Radio at the Glen at Watkins Glen International and was the class of the field, even with a broken alternator as the race wound to a close. The race would end with a green-white-checkered finish so Stewart simply shut off a few things that he didnít need, switched over to his second battery, got a great restart and won going away. Stewart won the event by 1.927 seconds, scoring his 24th NASCAR NEXTEL Cup victory in his 234th career start, his third victory in seven races at Watkins Glen. The win is Stewartís fifth in the last seven events and moves him into a tie for the series lead for most victories with Greg Biffle. Stewart moves into sole possession of 24th on the NASCARís All-time win list. Stewart led all but nine laps today, only giving up the lead when he made his pit stops on lapís 22 and 56, other than that he led three times for a total of 83 of the eventís 92 laps, including the final 34. No one else led more than two laps on the day. This was the most laps led by a NASCAR NEXTEL Cup race winner in Watkins Glen history. Stewart led the most laps for the eighth time in a race this season and has led the most laps in six of the last eight races in 2005. This was Stewartís fifth career road-course victory in 14 career road-course races. This was car owner Joe Gibbís 47th victory as a car owner and fifth in 22 races this season. Stewart has scored all but 89 of the 1,520 available championship driver points in the last eight races. Stewart won the $10,000 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Leader Bonus for winning the race and leading the point standings. It marked the fourth time in 2005 that the bonus has been won. Stewart remained first in the NASCAR NEXTEL CUP point standings, now 105 ahead of second-place Jimmie Johnson. Stewart extended his point lead by 30 points. Robby Gordon brought home a season-best second-place finish, posting his fifth top-10 finish in seven races at The Glen, while Boris Saidís third-place effort was best career NASCAR NEXTEL Cup finish. Scott Pruett finished fourth while filling in for Sterling Marlin, followed by Jimmie Johnson rounding out the top five in the finishing order. Mark Martin scored his 32nd career road-course top-10 finish, setting an all-time NASCAR record and breaking his tie with Dale Earnhardt who had 31.

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Cup Qualifying Rained Out, Stewart to Start from Pole
With only nine cars left to qualify in Saturdayís Nextel Cup session, rain swept in caused the eventual cancellation of qualifying. After delaying the inevitable for quite some time, NASCAR had to pull the plug in order to attempt to get in the Busch Series race on the schedule for today. The field was set in accordance to the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series rule book, giving the hottest driver on the circuit the top starting spot, Tony Stewart. Of course it didnít really matter to Stewart, he had the provisional pole after 37 of 46 drivers had qualified for the race, so he had the pole either way. But it did matter to Robby Gordon, who was on the outside pole before the rain came, he was dropped all the back to a 39th-place start thanks to his attempts and his position in the owner point standings. Jimmie Johnson will take that spot on the outside pole, starting from the second position. Greg Biffle and Rusty Wallace will start from row two, while Kurt Busch and Mark Martin start from the third row for Sundayís race.

Final Practices Washed Out by Rain
The Nextel Cup and Busch teams got in only one practice session each at Watkins Glen International on Friday afternoon before rain washed out the final practices for both series. Neither practice session will be made up and everything will resume as scheduled on Saturday morning, beginning with NBS qualifying at 9:00 am ET, followed by Cup qualifying at 11:10 am ET.


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