Tony Stewart Wins Second Straight Camping World 300

Mike JonesCorrespondent IFebruary 14, 2009

Just when it looked like Tony Stewart couldn't get anything to go his way, something finally did. In a dramatic finish, Tony Stewart won Saturday's Camping World 300 at Daytona.

Stewart didn't win it easily though; with just over 15 laps to go, Stewart began his run to the front from 24th place.

After 11 laps, Stewart had made his way to the front, where he would hold off several charges from Kyle Busch.

On the last lap, Busch made one last frantic move on Stewart heading into turns 3/4. Busch, Stewart's former teammate, placed a bumper under Stewart's car, loosening him up quite a bit.

Stewart shot to the high side of the track, but managed to hold on to the finish line, despite a final push by Carl Edwards and Clint Bowyer to take the win.

The win was Stewart's second straight Camping World 300 victory, and his fourth in five years. Stewart drove for long time friend, Rick Hendrick.

Roush's Carl Edwards came across second, followed by RCR's Clint Bowyer.

After Busch's push on Stewart, he slipped to the fourth position. Rounding out the top five was former series champion, Greg Biffle.

The win for Stewart came on a day in which nothing looked to go right. After a tire failure on Ryan Newman's car, his teammate, Stewart, was forced to a backup car, while Newman was forced to his second backup car of the week.

While the Stewart-Haas effort has been plagued with bad luck, Tony Stewart has put in two stellar drives this week, as he placed third back on Thursday in the first 150-miler qualifying race.