Stewart back on track

Tony Stewart got back into title contention for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship as he won the 2009 Price Chopper 400 on Sunday.

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According to oddsmakers from online sports book Sportsbook.com, Stewart had odds of 10/1 to win the race before the event, meaning a $100 bet on Johnson to win will pay out $1,000.

Stewart led just 37 laps of the race, but led when it count to win his fifth event of the 2009 season and jump to fourth in the points standings, 67 behind leader Mark Martin.

Jeff Gordon finished in second place on Sunday, but never led the race. Gordon’s finish pushed him to seventh in the standings.

Greg Biffle, Juan Pablo Montoya, and Denny Hamlin rounded out the top five.

Pre-race favorite Jimmie Johnson finished ninth on the day to remain in second in the standings, while Martin finished seventh to maintain the lead in the standings.

2009 Price Chopper 400 Results– Sunday, Oct. 4, 2009

1 Tony Stewart (14)

2 Jeff Gordon (24)

3 Greg Biffle (16)

4 Juan Pablo Montoya (42)

5 Denny Hamlin (11)

6 Kasey Kahne (9)

7 Mark Martin (5)

8 David Reutimann (00)

9 Jimmie Johnson (48)

10 Carl Edwards (99)

11 Kurt Busch (2)

12 Kyle Busch (18)

13 Brad Keselowski (25)

14 Marcos Ambrose (47)

15 Casey Mears (07)

16 Martin Truex Jr. (1)

17 AJ Allmendinger (44)

18 Sam Hornish Jr. (77)

19 Bill Elliott (21)

20 Elliott Sadler (19)

21 Clint Bowyer (33)

22 Ryan Newman (39)

23 Jeff Burton (31)

24 Kevin Harvick (29)

25 David Stremme (12)

26 Reed Sorenson (43)

27 Scott Speed (82)

28 Joey Logano (20)

29 Erik Darnell (96)

30 Paul Menard (98)

31 Jamie McMurray (26)

32 Max Papis (113)

33 John Andretti (34)

34 Robby Gordon (7)

35 David Ragan (6)

36 Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88)

37 Brian Vickers (83)

38 Michael Waltrip (55)

39 Matt Kenseth (17)

40 Dave Blaney (66)

41 Mike Bliss (09)

42 Joe Nemechek (187)

43 Bobby Labonte (171)

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Posted: 10/4/09 8:46PM ET

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