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PLAYERS: Carl Edwards
If you truly think the point system is broken, I ask why even give points to drivers at all. If you want the point standings to be determined by the guy who wins the most races simply do that. Start everyone at 0 and run 36 races. The guy with the most wins. Because that is the only way to successfully argue that Tony Stewart should be ahead of Carl Edwards in the point standings. Much has been written about Carl Edwards and Tony Stewart as the two have just two events left to determine who will be the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion. They are opposites in almost every way. While Edwards is cool and collected, Stewart is hot and vocal. Stewart is in the hunt for this third Sprint Cup thanks to four victories in the last eight races. Edwards has a chance thanks to his consistency. The separation between the two in the standings is three points. It’s been wondered how a driver could win four races and still not win the Sprint Cup. Well I will tell you. Carl Edwards has been c...

Tim Tuttle: Despite Stewart's momentum, Edwards holds an edge in Chase

No driver in the Chase has been hotter than Tony Stewart. But people forget about Carl Edwards, the points leader, who has shown he has what it takes to win the title, says Tim Tuttle.

CUP: A Year Later, Edwards Faces A New Phoenix

In 2010, Carl Edwards was the dominant figure at Phoenix International Raceway…

Edwards Hopes to Extend Point Lead in Phoenix

Carl Edwards – NSCS PHOENIX ADVANCETeam:           No. 99 Aflac Ford FusionCrew Chief:   Bob OsborneChassis:       RK-782    This car last raced at Loudon in Sept., finished eighth                                      Edwards, NSCS at Phoenix International Raceway:Date        Event                   ...

Driver standings after 34 of 36 races

Carl Edwards still leads the points but Tony Stewart closed the gap within three points with his second consecutive win at Texas Motor Speedway Sunday. With two races to go in the Chase, it’s about a two horse race with … Continue reading →

Stewart's experience provides slide edge over Edwards

By Jeff Hammond So this weekend is truly a wild-card race yet again in the 2011 NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup. Phoenix International Raceway has been reconfigured and resurfaced. You have probably heard it mentioned before, but all the NASCAR teams participated in a test session out there since the changes were made. Now while that was helpful, I will again remind...

Hot/Not: Should the Chase reflect wins or consistency?

Texas Motor Speedway president Eddie Gossage billed Sunday's race as a heavyweight bout between Carl Edwards and Tony Stewart. And a funny thing happened: That's exactly what he got, with Stewart finishing first, Edwards second. Still, desipte four wins in the Chase, Stewart still trails Edwards. Should he? NEUTRAL: This has been a bit of a touchy subject this week after...

Yahoo! Sports podcast: Tony Stewart

The NASCAR season is down to its final two races, and we've got one of the two competitors for the championship on the 'cast. Tony Stewart, two-time champ, joined us today, and topics included: • Whether he's in the head of Carl Edwards, the one guy who's still ahead of him in the standings, and what he saw in Edwards' eyes when they talked after Stewart'...

NASCAR Drivers Take On Reconfigured Phoenix

 NASCAR makes it's first stop at the newly reconfigured Phoenix International Raceway as the series heads into the final two weeks of the 2011 season. Drivers have commented on the new layout, which features, among other changes, a new dogleg on the back stretch. (pictured)Carl Edwards: "It’s hard to say. I would say this first trip to Phoenix it will be more of a...

Reconfigured PIR the great unknown

PHOENIX -- Will Phoenix International Raceway get its groove back this weekend? After the track was reconfigured following the February NASCAR events, PIR was dubbed the wild card event by several drivers in NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup, not only for the unknown conditions of the surface but also due to its position as the penultimate race in the playoffs. Goodyear held...

Confident Stewart has Edwards on the ropes

By Darrell Waltrip Legendary stock car driver Darrell Waltrip winner of 84 career NASCAR Cup Series races and three-time champion serves as lead analyst for NASCAR on FOX. Weve all said that 2011 is a year of surprises for the NASCAR Sprint Cup series. It all started in February with Trevor Bayne coming out of nowhere to win the Daytona 500. It continued with a...

Will Stewart stay hot in Phoenix?

Rotoworld: The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series moves to Phoenix International Raceway for the 35th race of the 2011 season, the Kobalt Tools 500(k). Tony Stewart has won two races in a row to close the Chase points gap on Carl Edwards. Can he keep his momentum going?

Office Depot/Mobil 1 Racing: Tony Stewart Texas Race Report

Back-to-Back Wins Do the Talking for StewartOffice Depot/Mobil 1 Driver Inches Closer to Chase Lead with Dominating Victory at Texas Date:               Nov. 6, 2011Event:             AAA Texas 500 (Round 34 of 36)Series:             NASCAR Sprint Cup SeriesLocation:        Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth (1.5-mile oval)Start/Finish...
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