The Sprint Cup should run races every Monday afternoon. The last two have provided a season’s worth of highlights. Sprint Cup points leader Tony Stewart won his third race of the season at Watkins Glen on Monday, 24 hours after the original start time was postponed by rain. Stewart passed leader Kyle Busch on a restart on lap 67 and survived a charge by runner-up Marcos Ambrose to preserve the win. Stewart has finished first or second at Watkins Glen the last six years. He has five wins at the road course, which he calls "my house."
The Heluva Good Sour Cream Dips at The Glen was the site of a horrific-looking crash involving Sam Hornish Jr. and Jeff Gordon. The race also was the scene of an accident involving Juan Pablo Montoya and a member of David Ragan’s crew on pit road and a nasty crash into the tire barrier by Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Kyle Busch remained in contention for the Chase field by finishing fourth. He currently sits in 13th place and is now within only 58 points of 12th place. Greg Biffle helped himself more than any other driver on Monday. His fifth-place finish moved him up two spots to tenth in the standings.
Oh, and in case you were wondering, Stewart likes it hot and slick: