Tony Stewart wins delayed Sprint Cup

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) - Tony Stewart has won the rain-delayed NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen International.

Stewart held off Australian Marcos Ambrose over the final 25 laps for his record fifth victory at the famed road course.

It was his third win in his first season as an owner-driver and seventh road course win of his career, second to Jeff Gordon's nine.

Ambrose was second, a career best, and Carl Edwards third. Kyle Busch, Greg Biffle, Juan Pablo Montoya, Kurt Busch, Max Papis, Clint Bowyer and Denny Hamlin rounded out the top 10.

The race was red-flagged on lap 63 after a violent multicar crash involving Jeff Gordon and Sam Hornish Jr. Andy Lally, Jeff Burton and Joey Logano also got caught up in the wreckage.

Kasey Kahne precipitated the crash in the 90-lap event on Monday when he dove inside of Hornish coming out of turn nine on the 11-curve track and sent Hornish off onto the grass on the left side.

Hornish's No. 77 Dodge caromed off a tire barrier and back onto the track. Gordon's No. 24 slammed into it head-on and spun violently around into an Armco barrier lining the track.

Both Gordon and Hornish climbed from their cars and were uninjured.

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