Martinsville was Tony Stewart's third win in seven Chase races.

Why he matters


Martinsville was his third win in seven Chase races.


What he says


"To be right in the middle of this thing with three weeks to go, it is obviously a great feeling."


What the numbers say


Stewart is now just 8 points behind Carl Edwards, the Chase leader.


Quote of note


"When I was inside of Tony, I went down in the corner and thought that eight tires would be a lot better than four. I changed my mind. I don’t run over people to get positions." — Martinsville runner-up Jimmie Johnson, on why he chose not to pull a bump-and-run pass on Tony Stewart.


Where to watch


Sunday’s pre-race show on ESPN starts at 2 p.m. EDT, followed by the race at 3:00.