NASCAR Las Vegas Results 2012: Tony Stewart Picks Up First-Ever Vegas Win

Tony Stewart scratched another racetrack off the bucket list.

Powering away from Jimmie Johnson after a restart with four laps left in Sunday's Kobalt Tools 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the reigning Sprint Cup champion took the checkered flag .461 seconds ahead of Johnson.

The victory was Stewart's first at the 1.5-mile track, leaving only Darlington and Kentucky as active Cup tracks at which he hasn't won. The win was Stewart's 45th, 15th all-time, in 467 Cup starts.

Greg Biffle, Ryan Newman and Carl Edwards came home third through fifth, respectively. Clint Bowyer, Paul Menard, Jamie McMurray, Trevor Bayne and Dale Earnhardt Jr. completed the top 10.

Stewart took two tires during a pit stop under caution on Lap 204 and pulled out to a comfortable lead over McMurray. A caution for debris slowed the field for the fifth time on Lap 228, and Stewart came to the pits for fuel only.

Brad Keselowski and Bowyer remained on the track and led the field to green on Lap 234, but Stewart regained the top spot with a three-wide dive to the inside moments after Keselowski crossed the stripe.

Stewart pulled out to a one-second lead over Keselowski before Landon Cassill's blown engine caused the sixth caution. As Stewart sped away after the restart on Lap 250, Keselowski's fuel pickup failed, and the driver of the No. 2 Dodge took his car to the garage.

Here are the full results from Sunday's Kobalt Tools 400 NASCAR race at Las Vegas:

  1. Tony Stewart
  2. Jimmie Johnson
  3. Greg Biffle
  4. Ryan Newman
  5. Carl Edwards
  6. Clint Bowyer
  7. Paul Menard
  8. Jamie McMurray
  9. Trevor Bayne
  10. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  11. Kevin Harvick
  12. Jeff Gordon
  13. Marcos Ambrose
  14. Jeff Burton
  15. Regan Smith
  16. Joey Logano
  17. Martin Truex Jr.
  18. Mark Martin
  19. Kasey Kahne
  20. Denny Hamlin
  21. David Ragan
  22. Matt Kenseth
  23. Kyle Busch
  24. Aric Almirola
  25. Juan Pablo Montoya
  26. Bobby Labonte
  27. Casey Mears
  28. David Stremme
  29. Dave Blaney
  30. Ken Schrader
  31. David Reutimann
  32. Brad Keselowski
  33. David Gilliland
  34. Brendan Gaughan
  35. Kurt Busch
  36. Landon Cassill
  37. AJ Allmendinger
  38. Michael McDowell
  39. Travis Kvapil
  40. Josh Wise
  41. Joe Nemechek
  42. Timmy Hill
  43. JJ Yeley
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