Stewart Defends Nascar Points System

DOVER, Del. (AP) - Tony Stewart says losing his regular season
points lead is part of Chase racing. He doesn't understand why so
many critics want to change the points system.

Stewart's lead after the first 26 races was wiped out entering
the first Chase for the championship race last week at New
Hampshire. He finished 14th and is in sixth place entering Sunday's
race at Dover International Speedway.

The two-time Cup champion says the points system is easy for the
fans to understand.

He also says he's not talked with IRL star Danica Patrick since she decided to remain at Andretti Green Racing and stay in the IndyCar Series. The two drivers had previously talked about what it would take for Patrick to make the switch to NASCAR.