Ford 400

Tony Stewart Wins NASCAR Sprint Cup Title

Stewart, Carl Edwards stage battle for the ages in Homestead

by Matt Taliaferro

With apologies to Bill Elliott and the late, great Alan Kulwicki, the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup season finale may be the best the sport has ever seen.

Tony Stewart and Carl Edwards entered the Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway separated by a scant three points in the championship standings, and each man’s clutch performance over the 10-race Chase almost guaranteed a showdown unlike any other in Homestead.

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<p> Tony Stewart completed one of NASCAR's most unlikely championship runs, beating Carl Edwards in the Ford 400 to clinch his third Sprint Cup title.</p>

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Homestead-Miami Speedway

Previewing the Ford 400

by Matt Taliaferro and Nathan Rush


Race: Ford 400
Track: Homestead-Miami Speedway
Location: Homestead, Fla.
When: Sunday, Nov. 20
TV: ESPN (3:00 p.m. EST)

Specs: 1.5-mile oval; Banking/Straightaways: 4°; Banking/Turns: Variable (18°-20°)

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<p> Athlon previews this Sunday's Ford 400 from Homestead-Miami Speedway, which will decide the NASCAR's 2011 Chase for the Sprint Cup.</p>

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