Tony Stewart found his way back to Victory Lane -- and he did it with one hand.
With fourth gear gone and third gear going in his Joe Gibbs Racing Chevrolet late in yesterday's NASCAR Nextel Cup Dodge/Save Mart 350, Stewart held his car in gear with one hand and steered with the other as he caught and passed Ricky Rudd for the lead and the win.
The former series champion took the lead at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, Calif., when pole winner and race favorite Jeff Gordon faltered with his own transmission trouble. It was Stewart's first victory since last August at Watkins Glen International, the only other road circuit on the Cup schedule.
Rudd barely held off reigning Cup champion Kurt Busch for second before running out of gas just past the finish line. Wallace finished fourth, followed by Dale Jarrett. The victory was the 20th of Stewart's career, his fourth in 13 starts on road courses and his second at Infineon. Gordon finished 32d, his fifth finish in the last six races of 30th or worse.
Champ Car -- Paul Tracy was able to skirt around trouble to win the Grand Prix of Cleveland.
Tracy, who hadn't won on the Burke Lakefront Airport track since 1993, finished 3.113 seconds ahead of A.J. Allmendinger.
Oriel Servia finished third, 3.913 seconds behind Tracy, who won for the 30th time in his career. It was also Tracy's second win this season and gave him the lead in the series points championship with 128, one more than Sebastien Bourdais, who finished fifth -- 13.262 seconds back.