Originally written on Tireball.com  |  Last updated 9/1/14

CONCORD, NC - OCTOBER 15: Carl Edwards, driver of the #99 Aflac Ford, stands on pit road during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series NASCAR Banking 500 at Lowe's Motor Speedway on October 15, 2009 in Concord, North Carolina. (Photo by Jason Smith/Getty Images for NASCAR)
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...
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