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Stewart to the back of the grid

Updated: August 2, 2009, 9:59 PM ET
By Terry Blount | ESPN.com

LONG POND, Pa. -- It's déjà vu at Pocono for Tony Stewart.

Stewart hit the wall in Turn 3 on the first lap of practice Saturday morning, forcing the No. 14 Chevrolet team to go to the backup car for Sunday's Sprint Cup race.

It also means Stewart will give up the pole and start at the back of the 43-car field. Qualifying was rained out Friday, so the starting grid was set based on owner points. Stewart is the season points leader, 192 points ahead of Jimmie Johnson.

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