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CONCORD, NC - JANUARY 19: Carl Edwards, driver of the #99 AFLAC Ford looks on, during the NASCAR Sprint Media Tour hosted by Charlotte Motor Speedway on January 18, 2010 in Concord, North Carolina. (Photo by Jason Smith/Getty Images)
No one has ever come closer to a NASCAR Sprint Cup championship without winning it than Carl Edwards has, and now the veteran wants to rectify his near-miss. Two years ago, Edwards and Tony Stewart both ended the season with 2,403 points, the only time in the sanctioning body's history that the top two drivers tied for the championship. But the title went to Stewart on the basis of a hard-to-argue-with tiebreaker: Stewart won five of the 10 races in the 2011 Chase for the Sprint Cup to none for Edwards. Though he insisted afterwards that he wasn't shell-shocked by what happened, Edwards had the worst year of his Cup career in 2012, finishing 15th in points and missing the Chase for the first time since 2006. All that is history now, though. Edwards is coming off a huge victory at Richmond International Raceway on Saturday night, a victory that moved him to the top of the Cup points standings at the end of NASCAR's 26-race Cup regular season. His margin? A razor-thin one point ov...
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