LAS VEGAS (AP/WVLT) -- Defending Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart made a bold move to take the lead on a late restart and held off Jimmie Johnson for a redemptive win at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday.
Frustrated by a pit mishap at Las Vegas a year ago, Stewart dipped below the two leaders from the second row to take the lead with about 30 laps left in the 400-mile race. He pulled away from Johnson on three more restarts over the final 17 laps for his first win on the 1.5-mile tri-oval in the desert.
Johnson made a run at Stewart with four laps left, but couldn't get around him or get close again. Johnson finished second after starting at the back of the field in a backup car.
Knoxville's Trevor Bayne finished ninth.
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