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Published August 03, 2011, 09:18 AM

Stewart finishes fifth in Sprint car at ND track

WEST FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Two-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart once again failed to make it to victory lane at a dirt track in North Dakota, but he came closer than he did earlier in the summer.

Stewart races occasionally at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, where operations are handled by the father of Donny Schatz, who has won championships for Stewart on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car circuit.

The Forum reports ( ) that Stewart on Wednesday night finished fifth in the Sprint Car feature, in which Tim Shaffer out-dueled Schatz for the win. During a trip to the track in June, Stewart crashed out of the feature in the opening laps.