NASCAR drama ready to add a little twist

Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's Chevrolet, and Marcos Ambrose, driver of the #9 Stanley Ford, lead the field during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at the Glen at Watkins Glen International on August 15, 2011 in Watkins Glen, New York. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe’s Chevrolet, and Marcos Ambrose, driver of the #9 Stanley Ford, lead the field during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at the Glen at Watkins Glen International on August 15, 2011 in Watkins Glen, New York. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images for NASCAR)

The NASCAR Sprint Cup series adds a little twist this week as the series heads to the road course at Watkins Glen for Sunday’s Finger Lakes 355 at The Glen. Few drivers can deal with the twists and turns of the Glen, and has the stats to back it up, better than this week’s favorite Tony Stewart. Stewart has the most wins among active drivers here with five and has the highest driver rating at the Glen.

“It’s a race that we always look forward to,” Stewart said. “We’ve had a lot of success there and it’s just fun. It’s like taking Sonoma and just multiplying the speed times three. It’s just a lot faster track. It still has the same elevation changes, but you’re just running a lot quicker. Both Sonoma and Watkins Glen are two places on the schedule that we really enjoy coming to.”

Stewart finished third in the series last and only other road course stop this season, Sonoma and is the clear favorite to add a sixth win to his Glen resume Sunday. MORE>>>

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