Stewart was the dominant car throughout the race, moving through the field to the front quickly, and staying at or near the front for the rest of the day. This win comes right after his win at Chicagoland Speedway, which was his first of 2007.
Chip Ganassi’s team showed more muscle than they have shown at many of the years races, locking out the front row with Jaun Pablo Montoya starting 2nd on the grid while teammate Reed Sorenson took the pole. Montoya proved he is learning all about NASCAR quickly, and ran at the front of the pack all day, finishing a strong second with a late pass on series leader Jeff Gordon in the last few laps of the race. Sorenson meanwhile also had a strong run, finishing up in 5th place.
In the last few laps of the race it looked like a strong run from Kevin Harvick would see the 29 Chevy in victory lane, but a charging Stewart was determined to get by, even going so far as to call “here kitty kitty kitty” at one point over his team radio. Stewart made a calculated move to get past Harvick, which resulted in the two banging fenders, which upset Harvick and unsettled his car, eventually dropping him down to 7th in the finishing order.
It was not all plain sailing for Stewart though, in post race interviews he dropped the word “bullshit” into his interview, which will certainly cost him with a NASCAR fine, and may even cost him some championship points.