Tony Stewart Means Business After Friendly Trash-Talk, Wins the AAA Texas 500 at TMS

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After he won the Tums Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway, Stewart had some choice words for points leader Carl Edwards heading into Texas.  “He better be worried.  Thats all I’m saying”.

All eyes this week were on the two drivers who are currently battling for the championship.  If Tony Stewart brought the momentum to Texas, then it could be a tough 2-races for Carl Edwards.   However, Carl Edwards actually made things tough for Stewart in the final stages of the AAA Texas 500.

After a pitstop under caution with around 60 laps to go, Carl Edwards took the lead from Stewart.   Even with the lead, it didn’t take long for Stewart to respond back.  On the restart, Stewart passed Edwards on the high-side into turn 1, and took the lead.   Despite Stewart taking the lead, he pitted with 31 laps to go, thus giving Jeff Burton the lead.  Jeff Burton looked as though he was going to win.  However, it was not to be.

With 5 laps to go, Burton ran out of gas, and Stewart took the lead right back.  Only this time, he never looked back.   Tony Stewart took the checkered flag for the 2nd consecutive week at the AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.

After yesterdays hard-fought win at Texas Motor Speedway, Tony Stewart only showed the NASCAR world (and Carl Edwards) that he means business.

During his post-race press conference, Tony Stewart was asked if he had anymore “words of wisdom” for points leader Carl Edwards.

“I’m pretty sure what we did on the racetrack said everything we needed to tell him today.  I mean, I don’t know how you top that.  He knows.  Trust me, he knows.  If he’s out there drawing on me, he knows.  The fun thing is I don’t feel like I have to say anything.  I feel like I already got it done.”.

With two races to go, its going to be very interesting to see whether or not Tony can continue his momentum at the newly-repaved Phoenix International Raceway. If Tony can ultimately continue that momentum, then it won’t be much of a surprise that he leads the points standings heading into Homestead.

Here are the results from Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.

1 Tony Stewart 14 Chevrolet 334 5 173 48 5 0
2 Carl Edwards 99 Ford 334 7 14 43 1 0
3 Kasey Kahne 4 Toyota 334 9 5 42 1 0
4 Matt Kenseth 17 Ford 334 3 87 41 1 0
5 Greg Biffle 16 Ford 334 1 23 40 1 0
6 Jeff Gordon 24 Chevrolet 334 23 0 38 0 0
7 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 88 Chevrolet 334 16 0 37 0 0
8 Martin Truex Jr. 56 Toyota 334 19 0 36 0 0
9 Clint Bowyer 33 Chevrolet 334 18 0 35 0 0
10 AJ Allmendinger 43 Ford 334 26 0 34 0 0
11 Marcos Ambrose 9 Ford 334 12 0 33 0 0
12 David Ragan 6 Ford 334 2 0 32 0 0
13 Kevin Harvick 29 Chevrolet 334 21 0 31 0 0
14 Jimmie Johnson 48 Chevrolet 334 11 1 31 1 0
15 Paul Menard 27 Chevrolet 334 4 1 30 1 0
16 Ryan Newman 39 Chevrolet 334 24 4 29 1 0
17 Trevor Bayne 21 Ford 334 13 0 0 0 0
18 Juan Pablo Montoya 42 Chevrolet 334 15 0 26 0 0
19 Mark Martin 5 Chevrolet 334 30 0 25 0 0
20 Denny Hamlin 11 Toyota 333 28 0 24 0 0
21 Brian Vickers 83 Toyota 333 20 0 23 0 0
22 David Reutimann 00 Toyota 333 6 0 22 0 0
23 Regan Smith 78 Chevrolet 333 10 0 21 0 0
24 Brad Keselowski 2 Dodge 333 8 2 21 1 0
25 Casey Mears 13 Toyota 333 33 0 19 0 0
26 Landon Cassill 51 Chevrolet 332 29 0 0 0 0
27 Jeff Burton 31 Chevrolet 332 31 24 18 1 0
28 Bobby Labonte 47 Toyota 332 32 0 16 0 0
29 Andy Lally 71 Ford 332 43 0 15 0 0
30 Kurt Busch 22 Dodge 331 14 0 14 0 0
31 Travis Kvapil 38 Ford 331 41 0 0 0 0
32 David Gilliland 34 Ford 331 34 0 12 0 0
33 Michael McDowell 18 Toyota 331 17 0 11 0 0
34 Mike Bliss 32 Ford 329 37 0 0 0 0
35 Dave Blaney 35 Chevrolet 316 36 0 9 0 0
36 Jamie McMurray 1 Chevrolet 295 22 0 8 0 0
37 Joey Logano 20 Toyota 258 25 0 7 0 0
38 Geoffrey Bodine 36 Chevrolet 215 42 0 6 0 0
39 Scott Speed 46 Ford 30 39 0 0 0 0
40 Josh Wise 66 Toyota 23 35 0 0 0 0
41 Mike Skinner 37 Ford 19 38 0 0 0 0
42 Joe Nemechek 87 Toyota 14 40 0 0 0 0
43 J.J. Yeley 55 Ford 10 27 0 1 0 0

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