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Tony Stewart’s Last-Lap Mastery at Sonoma Displays Championship Form Once Again

Tony Stewart's career may not have been the best in NASCAR history, but it has been among the more interesting. Perhaps the greatest tribute to the 45-year-old veteran in the twilight of his career is to note that the sport wouldn't have been nearly so intriguing without Stewart in it. The final lap of the Toyota/Save Mart 350 was Stewart in microcosm. After clinging to the lead for 21 laps, keeping the apparently faster Toyotas of Martin Truex Jr. and Denny Hamlin at bay, Stewart lost the lead to Hamlin...and then wrested it back. The 49th Sprint Cup victory of Stewart's career was the 49th triumph of his indomitable will. “This place has meant a lot to me,” Stewart said of Sonoma Raceway to Fox Sports: If I don’t win a...

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