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TITLE FIGHT

Only one event remains in the Chase; here's how the two men left standing in the championship race stack up
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The Chase for the Sprint Cup is down to two drivers: Carl Edwards and Tony Stewart. In their last outing on Sunday, Edwards finished second behind Kasey Kahne while Stewart came in third at Phoenix International Raceway. Edwards holds a three-point lead—the equivalent of three positions on the track—over Stewart. (Every other driver in the Chase has been eliminated from Cup contention.) Here's the tale of the tape for the heavyweights, who will fight for NASCAR's ultimate prize this Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

TALE OF THE TAPE

THE PICK: Tony Stewart

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NICKNAME

Smoke

Cousin Carl

AGE

40

32

HEIGHT

5'9"

6'1"

WEIGHT

180

185

CUP CHAMPIONSHIPS

2

0

WINS IN 2011 CHASE

4

0

AVG. FINISH IN 2011 CHASE

6.9

5.2

CAREER WINS

43

19

STRENGTH

Car control

Consistency

WEAKNESS

Streaky

Closing out wins

FINISH IN LAST RACE AT HOMESTEAD

8th

1st

AVG. FINISH AT HOMESTEAD

12.4

5.7

PHOTO

NIGEL KINRADE/AUTOSTOCK

TONY STEWART

PHOTO

NIGEL KINRADE/AUTOSTOCK

CARL EDWARDS