Stewart masters the ‘Monster Mile’

Tony Stewart took his third win at the 'Monster Mile'

Tony Stewart took his third win at the ‘Monster Mile’

Tony Stewart has waited until the last three laps to take the lead from Juan Pablo Montoya and go on to win the FedEx 400 at Dover.

Stewart who started 20th, hadn’t won since Daytona last July, benefitted from NASCAR ruling that Jimmie Johnson jumped the final restart with Montoya and was handed a drive-through penalty.

Stewart took his 48th Sprint Cup win and his first top-5 finish of the season. The three-time champion now has a chance of at a least one of two wild cards given to drivers outside the top 10 in points, but who have scored race wins in the season.

From the 13 races so far contested in 2013 Stewart is the eighth different winner.

“It’s been such a tough year and we have some great people who all stepped up this weekend,” said Stewart.

“I’m so proud of our guys who worked late into the night and pit strategy was a key at the end which gave us a chance.

“Great to race Juan at the end, he made me work the top and the car responded and it paid off.”

Denny Hamlin, who is trying to fight his way back into Chase contention after missing four races with a back injury, started on the pole, led early and was running sixth when he had a flat tyre and hit the wall with just 24 laps remaining.

Not a great day for Toyota with teammate Matt Kenseth losing an engine as did Martin Truex Jr.

Australia’s Marcos Ambrose finished the race in 19th, two places behind Johnson.

RESULTS: FedEx 400 – Dover

POS

Driver 

Car # 

Make 

Start

Laps

Laps Led 

Final Status

Points/Bonus

1

Tony Stewart 14 Chevrolet 22 400 3 Running 47/4

2

Juan Pablo Montoya 42 Chevrolet 14 400 19 Running 43/1

3

Jeff Gordon 24 Chevrolet 20 400 0 Running 41/0

4

Kyle Busch 18 Toyota 3 400 150 Running 42/2

5

Brad Keselowski 2 Ford 8 400 2 Running 40/1

6

Clint Bowyer 15 Toyota 15 400 0 Running 38/0

7

Joey Logano 22 Ford 9 400 0 Running 37/0

8

Kevin Harvick 29 Chevrolet 7 400 1 Running 37/1

9

Mark Martin 55 Toyota 6 400 0 Running 35/0

10

Dale Earnhardt Jr 88 Chevrolet 12 400 0 Running 34/0

11

Jeff Burton 31 Chevrolet 29 400 0 Running 33/0

12

Kurt Busch 78 Chevrolet 13 400 8 Running 33/1

13

Ricky Stenhouse Jr 17 Ford 23 400 0 Running 31/0

14

Carl Edwards 99 Ford 18 400 0 Running 30/0

15

Greg Biffle 16 Ford 19 400 0 Running 29/0

16

Casey Mears 13 Ford 17 400 0 Running 28/0

17

Jimmie Johnson 48 Chevrolet 24 399 143 Running 28/1

18

Aric Almirola 43 Ford 33 399 0 Running 26/0

19

Marcos Ambrose 9 Ford 30 399 0 Running 25/0

20

Paul Menard 27 Chevrolet 16 399 0 Running 24/0

21

Bobby Labonte 47 Toyota 26 399 0 Running 23/0

22

David Ragan 34 Ford 35 397 0 Running 22/0

23

Kasey Kahne 5 Chevrolet 11 396 2 Running 22/1

24

Danica Patrick 10 Chevrolet 39 396 0 Running 20/0

25

Josh Wise 35 Ford 41 395 0 Running 0/0

26

David Reutimann 83 Toyota 27 394 0 Running 18/0

27

Austin Dillon 51 Chevrolet 25 394 0 Running 0/0

28

David Stremme 30 Toyota 34 394 0 Running 16/0

29

Dave Blaney 7 Chevrolet 37 393 0 Running 15/0

30

J.J. Yeley 36 Chevrolet 40 390 0 Running 14/0

31

Joe Nemechek 87 Toyota 36 388 0 Running 0/0

32

Landon Cassill 33 Chevrolet 21 388 0 Running 0/0

33

Jamie McMurray 1 Chevrolet 10 381 0 Running 11/0

34

Denny Hamlin 11 Toyota 1 380 41 Accident 11/1

35

Timmy Hill 32 Ford 42 378 0 Running 9/0

36

Ryan Newman 39 Chevrolet 5 298 0 Accident 8/0

37

David Gilliland 38 Ford 28 296 0 Accident 7/0

38

Martin Truex Jr 56 Toyota 2 279 2 Engine 7/1

39

Travis Kvapil 93 Toyota 38 161 0 Engine 5/0

40

Matt Kenseth 20 Toyota 4 159 29 Engine 5/1

41

Mike Bliss 19 Toyota 32 59 0 Rear Gear 0/0

42

Michael McDowell 98 Ford 31 54 0 Overheating 2/0

43

Scott Riggs 44 Ford 43 16 0 Transmission 1/0

 

STANDINGS

Rank

Driver

Car # 

Points

Behind

Wins

Starts

Top 5 

Top 10 

DNF

1

Jimmie Johnson 48 473 0 2 13 6 8 0

2

Carl Edwards 99 443 30 1 13 5 7 0

3

Clint Bowyer 15 423 50 0 13 4 7 1

4

Matt Kenseth 20 399 74 3 13 3 7 3

5

Kevin Harvick 29 399 74 2 13 3 5 2

6

Dale Earnhardt Jr 88 398 75 0 13 3 8 1

7

Kasey Kahne 5 392 81 1 13 5 6 1

8

Brad Keselowski 2 375 98 0 13 5 8 1

9

Kyle Busch 18 374 99 2 13 6 7 3

10

Paul Menard 27 371 102 0 13 0 4 0

11

Jeff Gordon 24 361 112 0 13 3 4 3

12

Aric Almirola 43 354 119 0 13 0 4 2

13

Greg Biffle 16 353 120 0 13 1 4 0

14

Martin Truex Jr 56 343 130 0 13 2 5 1

15

Ricky Stenhouse Jr 17 343 130 0 13 0 0 0

16

Tony Stewart 14 338 135 1 13 1 3 0

17

Kurt Busch 78 337 136 0 13 3 4 2

18

Joey Logano 22 335 138 0 13 4 5 2

19

Jamie McMurray 1 332 141 0 13 0 3 0

20

Ryan Newman 39 323 150 0 13 1 6 4

21

Jeff Burton 31 323 150 0 13 1 2 1

22

Juan Pablo Montoya 42 307 166 0 13 2 3 0

23

Marcos Ambrose 9 294 179 0 13 0 2 1

24

Mark Martin 55 271 202 0 11 1 4 1

25

Casey Mears 13 259 214 0 13 0 0 2

26

Denny Hamlin 11 249 224 0 9 3 3 2

27

David Ragan 34 238 235 1 13 1 1 3

28

Bobby Labonte 47 238 235 0 13 0 0 2

29

Danica Patrick 10 231 242 0 13 0 1 2

30

David Gilliland 38 219 254 0 13 1 1 3

31

Dave Blaney 7 219 254 0 13 0 0 3

32

David Reutimann 83 190 283 0 13 0 0 4

33

J.J. Yeley 36 187 286 0 13 0 1 3

34

David Stremme 30 178 295 0 12 0 0 2

35

Travis Kvapil 93 136 337 0 13 0 0 5

36

AJ Allmendinger 122 351 0 4 0 0 0

37

Michael McDowell 98 76 397 0 12 0 1 10

38

Scott Speed 75 398 0 8 0 1 6

39

Timmy Hill 32 71 402 0 7 0 0 1

40

Michael Waltrip 63 410 0 2 1 1 0

41

Terry Labonte 52 421 0 3 0 0 1

42

Ken Schrader 29 444 0 3 0 0 1

43

Scott Riggs 44 7 466 0 4 0 0 4

44

Brian Keselowski 4 469 0 1 0 0 1

45

Regan Smith 0 473 0 6 0 2 0

46

Brian Vickers 0 473 0 5 0 2 1

47

Trevor Bayne 0 473 0 5 0 0 1

48

Josh Wise 35 0 473 0 13 0 0 3

49

Austin Dillon 51 0 473 0 4 0 0 0

50

Landon Cassill 33 0 473 0 12 0 0 2

51

Joe Nemechek 87 0 473 0 12 0 0 4

52

Sam Hornish Jr 0 473 0 1 0 0 1

53

Elliott Sadler 0 473 0 1 0 0 1

54

Mike Bliss 19 0 473 0 8 0 0 8

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