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Sunday, June 26, 2016

STEWART's WIN MAKES HIM P1 ON THIS WEEK's 'MOST INFLUENTIAL' LIST

POWER PLAYERS for the week of  June 26:This week's 10 most influential
people in the Business and Politics of Motorsports, as selected by long-time journalist/publicist and industry insider Michael Knight. 

   1. Tony Stewart -- Said Sprint Cup racing wasn't fun anymore on Friday, won at Sonoma Sunday to likely lock-up a spot in the Chase in what he says is his last season of Cup competition.

   2. Sam Flood -- Has preparation for the Summer Olympic Games caused the NBC Sports' executive producer to take his eye off the NASCAR ball? First test comes Saturday night at Daytona. 

  3. Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte -- Now it's their chance to shape public opinion about NASCAR. 

 5. Mike Helton-- How significant will NASCAR's vice chairman make the penalties in the John Wes Townley-Spencer Gallagher fight near end of Saturday night's Truck series contest at Gateway International Raceway?
   
  6. Chip Wile -- Former Darlington Speedway president gets his first chance to showcase his management talents at ISC's flagship Daytona International Speedway.

  7. Ron Capps -- Is this the year he finally wins a Funny Car championship? Norwalk made it three wins in the last four races for the points leader.
   
  8. Claire B. Lang -- There will be no shortage of news at Daytona and SiriusXM NASCAR Channel 90's popular garage area reporter will have it all. 

  9. Jason Line -- NHRA Pro Stock win No. 7 at Norwalk as the EFI master Summit Chevy Camaro team, including Greg Anderson, are undefeated this season.

10. Tanner Swanson -- Saturday night at Gateway made it four wins in his last five USAC Silver Crown pavement races.

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