Stewart scores sixth points-paying NASCAR Cup Series victory for SHR by winning the Emory Healthcare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway by 1.316 seconds over second-place Carl Edwards. It is Stewart’s third Cup Series win at Atlanta and his 38th career Cup Series win. It also secured Stewart’s spot in the Chase for the Championship one race before the Chase begins Sept. 19 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. It marks the sixth time since the advent of the Chase in 2004 that Stewart has secured a spot in the Chase.