Ice skating race cars? Judging driver reaction, that was the case on the repaved, reconfigured Phoenix over the weekend. Join us as we break down one title fight that stayed tight while another that loosened dramatically.
HOT: This week, NASCAR's championship week, is a great one for superlatives. The NASCAR title fight between Tony Stewart and Carl Edwards truly "comes down to one race" and is the closest, tightest scramble for the championship trophy that the sport has seen in 20 years.
The final race really is NASCAR's very own "Game 7 moment" — or just how NASCAR chairman Brian France wanted it when he announced the restructuring of the points system last January.
In fact, scoping 30 years back in NASCAR's history, just one fight to the finale was closer with one race left. That year was 1990 and it saw Dale Earnhardt lead Mark Martin by a mere six points heading to the season finale.
Earnhardt survived, winning his fourth of seven NASCAR Cup championships.
A mere three pointsRead More »from Hot/Not: Edwards, Stewart tangled in second-closest title race in 30 years