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Dramatic Turn: Tony Stewart’s Triumph at Dover Surprises NASCAR Fans, Juan Pablo Montoya Claims Second
“Smoke” hasn’t exactly had a magical start to the season. The three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion – and his team – sputtered out of the gates this year with a mere two top ten finishes, a season-best seventh place result and no win since Daytona last July. This past weekend, however, Dover shattered that storyline. Powering past fellow Oakley driver Juan Pablo Montoya with three laps to go, Tony Stewart blazed his way to a glorious victory and effectively snapped his 30-race winless streak.
“Smoke” may be known for his bold attitude and swagger. But there’s much, much more to Oakley’s NASCAR speed demon, Tony Stewart, than his edgy public persona. The three-time NASCAR Champion, a couple days after grabbing an emotional Nationwide victory over the weekend at Daytona over Sam Hornish Jr., ducked the cameras and the watchful eye of the industry to visit a handful of fans injured at the race after a horrific crash that penetrated the track’s safety barriers. O’s long-time driver/owner spent a few hours with the victims – some of who were listed as critical upon their arrival at the hospital – to provide comfort and some signed gear.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. flat out rips. Oakley’s young NASCAR legend-in-the-making successfully defended his NASCAR Nationwide Title, effectively catapulting him into the pages of history as only the sixth driver in the series’ history to claim consecutive titles. Wrapping up another magical season with a sixth place finish at Homestead-Miami, the part-time snowboarder (yes, snowboarder) edged Elliot Sadler for all the goods. “A lot of people put a lot of effort into this and I’m just the lucky guy who gets to drive it,” Ricky said, rocking his Oakley Racing gloves, boots, base layer and eyewear.