Sprint Cup championship

Backseat Drivers Fan Council

Can Dale Earnhardt Jr. win the Sprint Cup?
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<p> Dustin Long's Backseat Drivers Fan Council grades NASCAR's visit to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, ESPN's broadcast of it and ponders whether Dale Earnhardt Jr. can win the Sprint Cup title in 2012.</p>

Dale Earnhardt Jr. took the NASCAR Sprint Cup points lead at Indianapolis, giving his fans something to cheer about in a season where there have been plenty of highlights. Although the points will be reset at the start of the Chase, the question becomes can Earnhardt continue his successful season and win the championship?

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>