|Stewart wins at Martinsville; closes in on Edwards|
|Written by Admin|
|Sunday, 30 October 2011 13:25|
The victory was the third for Stewart in the first seven races of the 10-race playoffs.
Stewart moved from 19 points behind leader Carl Edwards and in fourth place to just eight points behind in second as several contenders got caught up in a season-high 18 caution flags.
Edwards struggled all day, but rallied to finish ninth and held on to a lead that he seemed likely to lose.
Others weren't as lucky, chief among them Matt Kenseth and Brad Keselowski, who had late problems and were both passed by Stewart in the points race.