SONOMA, Calif. (AP) - Kasey Kahne has snapped a 37-race winless
streak by holding off Tony Stewart at Infineon Raceway for his first victory on a road course.
Kahne led the final 38 laps of Sunday's race, but had to stave off a final charge from Stewart on an overtime finish.
Scott Speed's spin with two laps to go set up one final restart, and under a NASCAR rule started three races ago, Kahne and Stewart were side-by-side on the restart. Kahne zipped to the front from the outside, then pulled down in front of Stewart to firmly take control.
It is Kahne's first win since Pocono last June, and it sent team owner Richard Petty back to Victory Lane for the first time since 1999.