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Tony Stewart wins at Sonoma to snap 84-race drought

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Tony Stewart snapped an 84-race losing streak that dated to 2013 with a popular victory Sunday on the road course at Sonoma Raceway.

The 45-year-old Stewart took the lead on fuel strategy during a caution with 24 laps to go, and had to hold on after another yellow flag stalled the race. The final restart came with 14 laps remaining — the same number as Stewart's race car — and he held off a trio of Toyota drivers for his third career victory at Sonoma.

It came on a weekend in which the three-time NASCAR champion had been in an ornery mood — which has typically been a sign of when Stewart was about to put together a strong run.

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RankDriverPointsPV Rank
1Kevin Harvick5261
2Kurt Busch4962
3Brad Keselowski4803
4Carl Edwards4724
5Joey Logano4558
6Chase Elliott4537
7Jimmie Johnson4416
8Martin Truex Jr.4339
9Kyle Busch4175
10Matt Kenseth40910
11Dale Earnhardt Jr.38311
12Austin Dillon38113