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KANNAPOLIS, N.C., – Change is inevitable. It can happen within the blink of an eye, or over the course of some unspecified length of time. Just ask Tony Stewart, driver of the No. 14 Office Depot/Mobil 1 Chevrolet for Stewart-Haas Racing.
One year ago, Stewart was in a slugfest with Carl Edwards for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship. Stewart came into the November race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth riding a wave of momentum after winning the prior weekend at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway. Edwards, who entered Texas with an eight-point advantage over Stewart, saw Texas as his opportunity to put some distance between himself and the surging Stewart, who had come from seventh in points after Round No. 4 of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup to second in points after winning Round No. 7 at Martinsville.
Edwards’ opportunity was stiff-armed by Stewart, who led seven times for a race-high 173 laps en route to a 1.092-second margin of victory over Edwards. And Stewart’s aver...
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CONCORD, N.C. – Texas may be known for cattle and oil, but for Carl Edwards Texas is all about victory lane. Edwards has more NASCAR Sprint Cup wins at Texas than any other driver and he hopes to add to his record Sunday in the AAA Texas 500.
Edwards has earned three Cup wins at the 1.5-mile oval dating back to November 6, 2005. Then he swept the 2008 season winning both the...
All the talk this weekend going into the AAA 500 at Texas is surely going to be on the Chase. The Jimmie Johnson/Brad Keselowski battle for the points lead with three races left with steal the bulk of the coverage. There will also be talk about Kasey Kahne and Clint Bowyer’s chances and if one of those four can snag a win on Sunday.
The rest of the attention for race winner consideration...
Carl Edwards swept the 2008 races at the Texas Motor Speedway, since there he has found moderate success. He finished no worse than third in the both the 2011 races, and earlier this year in April he finished 8th after starting 20th. Edwards comes to the AAA Texas 500 looking for his first win in 2012 and this could be a perfect track for him to do just that.
After sweeping the field two weeks ago at Kansas, Roush Fenway Racing returns to the mile-and-a half-track of Texas Motor Speedway where RFR has won 18 NASCAR races, including five in the past two years and a weekend sweep this spring.
Race: AAA Texas 500
Date: Sun. 11.4.12, 3:00 p.m. EST
Coverage: ESPN TV, PRN, Sirius 90
Greg Biffle, No. 16 3M Ford
Matt Kenseth, No...