At Indianapolis, Tony Stewart moved into first place in the NASCAR points race with his win at Indianapolis.
Carl Edwards of Columbia finished in 12th place, but more importantly for him was that he moved into 10th place on the points’ race. The top 10 drivers—or any driver within 400 points of the leader—after the 26th race will qualify for the Nextel Cup, which is determined over the last 10 races of the season. Edwards is currently 436 points behind Stewart with five races until the cut off.
Edwards leap-frogged Joplin’s Jamie McMurray from 12th to 10th. McMurray finished 17th on Sunday and remained in 11th place. He trails Stewart by 448 points and his just 12 points behind Edwards.
Rusty Wallace of St. Louis finished the race in 24th place, but remained in fourth place in the standings.
Fenton, Missouri native Ken Schrader was 22nd on Sunday.