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Tony Stewart Cruises To 2nd Straight Win

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) -- Tony Stewart made it 2 for 2 in the Chase
for the Sprint Cup championship, pulling ahead when Clint Bowyer
ran of gas with two laps left to win at New Hampshire Motor
Speedway on Sunday.

Stewart is on a roll when it matters most, following last week's
Chase opening victory with another strong performance at New
Hampshire. Both of his victories this season have come in the Chase
and have propelled him to the top of the points standings.

The outcome was a complete reversal of last fall's race at New
Hampshire. Stewart's tank ran dry a lap from the checkered flag and
Bowyer pounced for the victory.

Four other Chase drivers finished in the top 10. Brad Keselowski
was second, Jeff Gordon was fourth, Matt Kenseth was sixth and Carl
Edwards finished eighth.

Stewart, a two-time Cup champion, is the second driver to ever
open the Chase with consecutive victories.
(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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