FORT WORTH, Texas, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Tony Stewart took the checkered flag Sunday at the Dickies 500 Nextel Cup auto race at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas.
The victory was Stewart's fifth of the season and 29th of his Nextel Cup career. Stewart led 278 of the race's 339 laps.
Pole-sitter Brian Vickers was 27th.
"I've been racing 27 years and I can count on two hands the cars that I've had like today," Stewart said.
Even though he didn't win the race, Johnson took over the points lead in the "Chase" for the Nextel Cup. He has a 17-point lead over Matt Kenseth.