Thompson, CT — Tony Stewart showed his short track skills at Richmond International Raceway when he won the Pontiac Excitement 400 on Sunday, May 5, 2002. Stewart took the number one spot with only seventeen laps remaining and went on to win his third career Winston Cup victory in seven starts at Richmond.
Meanwhile, Ted Christopher, driving a NASCAR Featherlite Modified, cruised to a win on the same day in the Spring Sizzler at the Stafford Motor Speedway. Christopher was never seriously challenged for the top spot as he claimed his first win of the season on the NFMS schedule.
All this begins to set the stage for two short track superstars to go head to head on July 17th at the Thompson Int’l Speedway. That is the date when these two incredibly talented drivers will face off in match race.
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