NASCAR title showdown: Winner takes all

NASCAR title showdown: Winner takes all

Jimmie Johnson's five-year reign as NASCAR Sprint Cup champion is over, but will his successor be Carl Edwards or Tony Stewart? Diego Mejia assesses the rivals' chances

After 35 weekends and nearly 14,000 miles of racing, just three points - the equivalent of three positions in the order - separate title contenders Carl Edwards and rival Tony Stewart heading into the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season finale.

With so many variables factoring in such a competitive environment, it's amazing to have two drivers so evenly matched, as those three points are exactly the same margin that split them before the Chase started.

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