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Stewart wins Rain-shortened Fontana 
3/25/12

By Staff Writer

Tony Stewart has the right car all day long and made all the right moves at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, including a last minute fake job to pit road that kept the #14 Chevy in the lead and the clouds opened in Fontana and ended the cup race 70 laps short which allowed Stewart to pull into a make-shift Victory Lane in the rain-shortened Auto Club '268.'

After raindrops slowed the race on Lap 124, Stewart, the race leader, faked a move toward pit road but stayed on the track and matched the pace car's speed of 65 mph, a far cry from the lightning-fast laps he ran under the green flag. But that move -- staying out and running slow caution laps before NASCAR stopped the race on Lap 129 -- proved decisive for the defending NASCAR Sprint Cup champion, who claimed his second victory of the season, his second at Fontana and the 46th of his career, tying him with Buck Baker for 14th on the career victory list. Kyle Busch, who stayed out with Stewart, finished second, with Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kevin Harvick and Carl Edwards completing the top five...

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