2011-09-25

Stewart scores 10th points-paying NASCAR Cup Series victory for SHR by winning the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway by 7.225 seconds over second-place Brad Keselowski. It is Stewart’s third Cup Series win at New Hampshire and his 41st career Cup Series win. And with the victory at Chicagoland Speedway on Sept. 19, it marked the eighth time Stewart has scored back-to-back wins in his Cup Series career, with the previous occurrence coming in July 2007 when he won back-to-back races at Chicagoland Speedway and Indianapolis Motor Speedway. And by winning the first two races of the Chase, Stewart became just the second driver in the eight-year history of the Chase to open the Chase with consecutive wins. Greg Biffle was the first, winning at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and Dover International Speedway in 2008.

With Stewart’s September win and Newman’s July win at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, SHR sweeps the track’s 2011 slate of Cup Series races. It marks the first time in SHR’s history where the team has completed a sweep. Making the achievement even more impressive is that with Newman having swept the track’s two Cup Series poles 2011, SHR made a clean sweep of each of New Hampshire’s Cup Series race weekends.