Sunday, May 16, 2010

Tony Stewart moves up four spots in NASCAR Chase with ninth at Dover

Tony Stewart made a giant leap in the NASCAR Sprint Cup standings Sunday when he finished ninth in the Autism Speaks 400 presented by Hershey's Milk & Milkshakes NASCAR race at Dover International Speedway.

Stewart finished the previous two races in 23rd and had fallen to 18th in the NASCAR points standings. Sunday's finish moved the Stewart-Haas driver to 14th in the standings, 37 points out of the 12th spot.

Kyle Busch won the Dover race after Jimmie Johnson, who had a really fast car, made a rare error by speeding on pit road. He went down a lap and was not able to regain the lap before time ran out.

Earlier in the week, Stewart and his father participated in a tandem jump with the U.S. Army's Golden Knights parachute team. Stewart called it a thrill of a lifetime. Perhaps the time away from the track relaxing with his Dad helped Stewart regain his focus.

Stewart continues his charitable endeavors tonight when he joins top country music stars in Nashville for the Keep on Playin' -- a Benefit for Flood Relief. Stewart is scheduled to help by answering the phone for the telethon.

U.S. Army Photo shows Tony Stewart in tandem jump with Golden Knights


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