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PLAYERS: Carl Edwards
HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- Tony Stewart has run his mouth for almost a month trying to rattle Carl Edwards in the race to NASCAR's championship. Edwards has tuned it all out, and on Saturday, he did his talking on the track. Edwards won the pole for Sunday's season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, where the Sprint Cup Series championship will be decided. Edwards goes into the race with a three-point lead over Stewart, who qualified 15th. One of the two will bring an official end to Jimmie Johnson's record five-year run. Edwards is seeking his first Cup title. Stewart, a two-time champion,...

Edwards wins Homestead pole

Carl Edwards has won the pole at Homestead-Miami Speedway, where he'll try Sunday to win his first Sprint Cup championship. Edwards turned a lap at 175.467 mph in Saturday's qualifying session. Two-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart qualified 15th. The two go into the season finale separated by three points in their race to the championship. Edwards is a two-time winner...

Predicting NASCAR's Sprint Cup Champion: Why Carl Edwards is Poised to Win the Spoils

  Winning a championship in NASCAR requires a certain universal formula. Firstly, the driver himself simply has to have what it takes—the raw skill and gifting at what they do. In addition, a certain chemistry between the driver, crew chief, crew, and umbrella organization (such as Roush-Fenway) must form in a certain and often uncannily successful blend.   Lastly, and perhaps...

Video: Your final Homestead Stewart-Edwards preview, promise

Before the green flag drops, one last video look at who's got the best chance to win at Homestead and take home the Sprint Cup championship, Carl Edwards or Tony Stewart. Who will it be? Join Yahoo! Sports' Jay Busbee and Ron Jeremy ... er, Jay Hart as they break down all the relevant details. Enjoy, and make your pick in the comments below.

CUP: Edwards Loses Heartbreaker

Carl Edwards finished second for the third race in a row...

Homestead Reflections: Tony Stewart's Clutch Effort and More

Wow, what a championship battle we witnessed on Sunday night! It doesn't get any better than two championship contenders battling for the sport's top prize at the front of the field in the season finale. Tony Stewart and Carl Edwards put on quite a show Sunday night in Miami, and in the end it was Stewart who emerged victorious. I may have whiffed on a number of my Homestead...

Edwards shows class and dignity in losing title

Carl Edwards did everything right in his quest to win NASCAR's championship.

Edwards matches Stewart in war of words (Yahoo! Sports)

The Chase title comes down to Sunday's race, and the two leaders engaged in verbal jousting while seated side by side.

Edwards starts championship weekend with pole

Carl Edwards gave himself a leg up on championship rival Tony Stewart on Saturday when he claimed the pole for Sunday’s Ford 400 Sprint Cup Series season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway with a qualifying lap time of 30.775 seconds. “That’s huge,” Edwards said. “That’s just one lap, but it’s a great start for us.” According to Edwards, the advice he...

Tony Stewart's Crew Chief Darian Grubb Won't Return Next Year After Helping 'Smoke' Win NASCAR Championship

Tony Stewart likes to play up the fact that he's just a simple, loyal good old boy from Columbus, Ind. "I still have the same friends I had growing up," Stewart said Sunday. He may have the same friends he had more than 30 years ago, but he won't have the crew that helped him win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship when racing commences next year. After the No. 14...

Tony Stewart was Earnhardt-esque in championship run

For those who never had the privilege to watch the late Dale Earnhardt race, well, I will say that watching Tony Stewart on Sunday night at Homestead was about as close as a driver can get to mirroring the Man in Black. Stewart drove from the back of the pack twice after a hole was punched in his front grill. He reached the front despite the setbacks with a number of aggressive...

Nationwide Series Breakdown: Ford 300

For the first time since 2005, a Nationwide Series regular was crowned a Nationwide Series champion…and he nearly won the race as well. Racing as aggressively as he has for much of the 2011 season, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. made a hard charge past Carl Edwards late, but fell a car length short of catching Brad Keselowski in a spirited dash to the checkered flag. Keselowski scored his...
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