14 TONY STEWART, Chevrolet
Team: Stewart-Haas Racing
WHERE HE STANDS: 19th, 53 points out of a spot in the Chase. Lost one spot last week.
WATKINS GLEN RECORD: Five wins (a track record) and 10 top-10 finishes including seven top-five's in 14 starts.
LOOKING AHEAD: Stewart said, "We've had a lot of success there. When you've won five races, it gives you confidence that you know how to win (there), and know what you have to do to get to victory lane. I know what I feel I need when we get there. It's just a matter of going out and practicing and putting yourself in that position."
LOOKING BACK: Stewart's hopes of earning a spot in the Chase took a real hit Sunday at Pocono when he was involved in the 13-car accident with 43 laps remaining. Stewart came to a stop with his rear wheels on top of Paul Menard's hood. "It wasn't where we wanted to end up by any means," said Stewart after his 36th-place finish. "I tend to end up on Paul a lot," added a laughing Stewart. "Car wise our cars tend to end up on top of each other for some reason. I think this is the second time I've landed on top of him. This time at least we weren't looking windshield in at each other."
ETC.: The wreck at Pocono has left Stewart with little hope of making the Chase based on his spot in the point standings. Making up 53 points in five races is possible, but not probable. So that means he must win one of those five remaining races left before the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship begins. His best bet for a win may be this weekend at Watkins Glen since has more wins there than anyone.