Stewart Wins at Texas, Only 3 Points From Edwards
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- Tony Stewart won another round in the NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, edging points leader Carl Edwards on Sunday in the "Texas Title Fight" to close the gap with two races left.
Stewart raced to his second straight victory, and fourth in the eight Chase races, finishing just ahead of Edwards at the 1 1/2-mile, high-banked track. Stewart cut his points deficit from eight to three with a winning margin of 1.092 seconds.
The series returns next week to Phoenix, where the track has been reconfigured and resurfaced since Stewart was seventh and Edwards was 28th there in February in the second race of the season, and then to Homestead-Miami Speedway for the finale. Edwards won both races at the end of last season.