Stewart Get's First All-Star Win As an Owner/Driver

Dean StewartContributor IMay 18, 2009

CONCORD, NC - MAY 16:  Tony Stewart, driver of the #14 Office Depot Chevrolet, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race on May 16, 2009 at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina.  (Photo by Geoff Burke/Getty Images for NASCAR)

The 2009 All-Star race is over, and Tony Stewart got his first All-Star win as a driver and an owner. I knew it was just a matter of time.

Matt Kenseth gave a good fight but in the end was no match for Stewart.

It was an exciting All-Star race, with Jimmie Johnson leading all of the first segment. It seemed he would dominate the race.

The second segment was won by Kyle Busch, then the third segment was won by Jeff Gordon.

The last segment, Gordon was on the pole, but with a bad restart allowed Busch to catch up with him.

Then things got worse for Gordon. With eight laps left, Gordon, Busch, and Ryan Newman went three-wide out of Turn Four, and there just wasn't enough room.

Busch and Gordon touched, sending them toward's Newman. The contact caused Newman to cut a tire, leaving him with an 18th-place finish.

It also sent Gordon spinning through the grass and eventually hitting the wall. Gordon finished 19th.

With Kenseth leading with a few laps left, Stewart drove it hard and caught Kenseth and passed him with two laps left.

Stewart then went on to win his first All-Star race. This should give Stewart a boost for the rest of the season.

Look for Stewart to get some more wins in 2009.