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SX: James Stewart cuts 9 points from Ryan Villopoto's points lead at a chaotic and muddy Daytona track. Ralph Sheheen, Ricky Carmichael and Jeff Emig break down the results.
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Right nobody came to Daytona looking for his third straight win here at the world center of racing instead he loses him. Valuable championship points -- James Stewart is now a multi time winner here at Daytona. Is James now on -- -- you think just. Well and he's certainly headed in the right direction because over the past few weeks -- Stewart has gone in the wrong direction if found himself. Well over two races down in the points championship. You know the flip side of that is still photo. You know. The only common adapt to -- said eating its such a good stardom and I would disagree he was series like third going into the second turn. He didn't use the patience that that that he could abuse considering that he is so far ahead in the points. The reason why I believe that he showed a sense of urgency is because the number seven was out front and we all know it it is what. -- potential. James Stewart hats and that if he does get on a roll he does start winning races civil put -- made some bad decisions he fell down on the first lap. -- you know put himself basically last but it was a great effort by the reigning champion to come back and come up to a fifth place in the main event. Lost a few points but the momentum swing you wanna keep that momentum going in your direction in here after Daytona -- even though it's one race. James Stewart has got the momentum and that's a big boost for the Gibbs team who have won -- two here tonight. Jeff has won here at Daytona Ricky has won here five times and now. The Joseph Gibbs team has won here in super cross competition they won here in NASCAR before including the 500. But as Jeff just pointed out a 12 finish and a huge shot momentum for a team that has really been working hard. To find their groove Ricky this could be a big moment for them. -- it's absolutely a big role this weekend for them obviously I think it's been a let down for them all year long I think they've expected to be in this championship hunt. Kinda in the championship a little bit but I mean I I don't think the wanna be 43 points back so. All that and I'm sure they're happy to this weekend no way they can be happy with the season so -- -- it's always cool to win here at Daytona very very special -- all of the head honchos from the factories are here so that's very very special to win and obviously he had history here at Daytona but. If I'm Brian -- moto and we have. Seven races left I believe. I'm thinking and. Get that points lead back to fifty. Before we go to. You know Salt Lake City Seattle and Oakland opener -- where we -- have the same kind of conditions. And we only you know he -- -- they can get it back to fifty not five races left so that's another thing in upon him. I think Stewart can get on a roll here. I thought that earlier in the year -- so we'll see what happen. There's -- -- -- coming up next week will be live from Indianapolis there's a Rogers Centre in Toronto ordering -- down. New Orleans Mercedes super dome will be at Reliant Stadium all before we get to Seattle in Salt Lake. Like Ricky was pointing out so a great opportunity for eagle putt and extend that lead if he can over Stewart for -- and Ricky our -- so long from Daytona.