Two-time Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart held off four-time champ Jeff Gordon in the final laps of the Price Chopper 400 at Kansas Speedway to win the third race of the Chase. Mark Martin (seventh place) and Jimmie Johnson (ninth place) remain 1-2 in the standings, but Stewart, Gordon (second place) and Juan Pablo Montoya (fourth place) served notice that they will be factors in the final seven races of the Chase. Stewart said he was able to hold off Gordon by "visualizing that I was driving towards a big bag of Whoppers." (Kidding.)


Stewart wins at Kansas to improve title chances (AP)