Tony Stewart wins at Las Vegas

Tony Stewart wins at Las Vegas

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LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 11: Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 Farmers Insurance Chevrolet, and Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 National Guard/Diet Mountain Dew Chevrolet, lead the field to the green flag to start the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Kobalt Tools 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 11, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

KING5.com

Posted on March 12, 2012 at 8:29 AM

Updated Monday, Mar 12 at 8:29 AM

LAS VEGAS --Defending Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart made a bold move to take the lead on a late restart and held off Jimmie Johnson for a redemptive win at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday.

Frustrated by a pit mishap at Las Vegas a year ago, Stewart dipped below the two leaders from the second row to take the lead with about 30 laps left. He pulled away from Johnson on three more restarts over the final 17 laps for his first win on the 1.5-mile tri-oval in the desert.

Johnson made a run at Stewart with four laps left, but couldn't get around him or get close again. Johnson finished second after starting at the back of the field in a backup car.
 

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