Three series came to Homestead with the championship on the line.
For the first time since 2005, a Nationwide Series regular was crowned a Nationwide Series champion … and he nearly won the race as well.
“Smoke” rose to the occasion, capping off an incredible Chase run, winning five out of 10 Chase races, including the Ford 400.
Heading into Homestead-Miami, the tete-a-tete battle between Tony Stewart and Carl Edwards just ratcheted up a notch.
If MY dream comes true, Carl Edwards will defy NASCAR’s orders and find a way to actually beat Tony Stewart and win the Cup without winning the race.
1. Who is the championship favorite, Carl Edwards or Tony Stewart?
Much of the talk surrounding this weekend’s finale at Homestead has been about the consistency of Carl Edwards.
Normally I would side against picking anyone battling for a title. That is, until this year.
A week after a driver was parked for deliberately wrecking another driver, NASCAR did not penalize an incident that, to many observers, looked intentional.
Will Carl Edwards’s late-race push past Tony Stewart give him a leg up this week?
4. Have them both join Twitter at the same time and see who can get more followers in the first 24 hours they’re online. Welcome to 2011, folks.
It doesn’t seem possible, but somehow 35 weeks of racing have surpassed us and now it’s time for one final hurrah to end the 2011 season.