1. Tony Stewart
No. 14 Office Depot Chevrolet, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Stewart dominated Monday’s rain-delayed NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) Int’l to earn his third victory of the season and extend his point lead. It was his fifth-career victory at the scenic New York road course.
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2. Antron Brown
Matco Tools Dragster, NHRA Top Fuel
Having swept the Western Swing, Brown takes the Top Fuel point lead and five victories into this weekend’s event at Brainerd, Minn.
3. Ron Hornaday, Jr.
No. 33 Chevrolet, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Hornaday will put his five-race winning streak on the line when the series heads to Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway Aug. 19.
4. Scott Dixon
No. 9 Dallara-Honda, IRL IndyCar Series
Dixon earned his 20th IRL victory, placing him on top of the series’ all-time list, while winning his fourth race of the season.
5. Jimmy Mars
No. 28 Late Model, Dirt Late Models
Mars won the North/South 100 at Florence Speedway in Union, Ky., for his second $50,000 triumph in as many weeks.
6. Gil de Ferran/Simon Pagenaud
No. 66 Acura, American Le Mans Series
After announcing he would retire at the end of the season, de Ferran and co-driver Pagenaud drove to their fourth-straight victory.
7. Donny Schatz
No. 15 Sprint Car, World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Schatz was a top-five runner both nights at I-55 Raceway in Pevely, Mo., and extended his point lead.
8. Bobby Santos III
No. 98 Midget, Sprint Car and Silver Crown Cars, USAC
Santos struggled during Thursday’s Silver Crown race at Oswego (N.Y.) Speedway, never recovering from a poor qualifying effort.
9. Terry McCarl
No. 24 Sprint Car, Winged Sprint Cars
With three victories in two nights at Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway, McCarl announced himself a contender to win this week’s Knoxville Nationals.
10. Jenson Button
No. 22 Brawn Mercedes, Formula One
Button gets another week off before the Formula One circus returns to action at the Grand Prix of Europe in Valencia, Spain.