Tony Stewart put on a clinic Thursday in the Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown at Richmond International Raceway.
Stewart qualified fourth and took the lead from pole sitter Greg Edwards for the first time on Lap 31. “Smoke” led 21 of 52 laps when the competition caution was called with 25 circuits remaining in the charity event.
When the race restarted, Stewart remained at the point to the finish with a 1.765-second lead over Edwards at the line. Brandon Butler, Burton and Joey Logano rounded out the top five.