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Shane Stewart Claims 2nd Career 360 Nationals Championship

Posted: Sunday, August 8th, 2010 at 6:00 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS Sports-Derek Cardwell

Shane Stewart played cool…and drove his car where it needed…plus got some breaks to win his second 360 National Championship last night at the Knoxville Raceway. Stewart started third but fell back to fifth at the start. It seemed that pole sitter Chad Humston would dominate the race but during a yellow with seven laps in the books it was learned that Humston did not have any breaks. Track officials allowed him to continue and two laps later, he drifted high off of turn four and hit the wall. After stopping in the middle of the front stretch, Johnny Herrera hit his front end and tumbled another 30 feet brining out the red. Both Humston and Herrera were able to walk away with no apparent injuries. That gave the lead to Stewart who never gave it back even though there were four more yellow flags including one on the white flag lap, and if that was not enough eventual runner-up Sammy Swindell was breathing down his neck. Jason Johnson took third with Dustin Selvage fourth and Bronson Maeschen fifth. The 410s had their final show before the Knoxville Nationals next week, and Johnny Herrera while crashing in the 360 A-Main took first place in the 410 A-Main.