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Sprint Cup scouting report: Homestead-Miami Speedway

Sprint Cup scouting report

Homestead

The points standings favor Carl Edwards in his one-on-one fight with Tony Stewart for the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship. Recent history at Homestead-Miami Speedway favors Edwards. And Saturday's qualifying definitely favored Edwards. The Roush Fenway Racing driver earned the pole for today's season finale, the Ford 400, with a lap of 175.467 mph around the 1½-mile track. Edwards leads Stewart by three points in the Chase for the Championship, with those two the only ones who can win the title. Both drivers have won twice at Homestead, but Stewart's victories were a long time ago — the first two Cup races at the track, in 1999 and 2000 — whereas Edwards has taken two of the past three there including last year, when he led 195 of 267 laps. Stewart qualified 15th for today's race, but he has been the hottest driver in the Chase with four wins.

Times staff

Sprint Cup scouting report: Homestead-Miami Speedway 11/19/11 [Last modified: Saturday, November 19, 2011 9:10pm]
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