Sprint Cup scouting report: Phoenix
You can throw out the record books for this one, the second-to-last race in the Chase for the Championship. Phoenix International Raceway has been repaved since the February race, meaning the 1-mile oval might be even trickier than usual. And qualifying gave little hint as to who would have the edge in what has basically become a two-driver battle for the Sprint Cup championship — leader Carl Edwards qualified ninth for today's race and second-place Tony Stewart will line up eighth. Kevin Harvick, pole-sitter Matt Kenseth and Brad Keselowski are just trying to hang on in the title race but if Edwards or Stewart finish in the top five today it's all over for them.