Tony Stewart rides hot streak to win Sprint Cup

The Chase title came down to Carl Edwards vs. Tony Stewart in a winner-take-all showdown at Homestead.

HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 20: Tony Stewart, driver of the #14 Office Depot/Mobil 1 Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford 400 and the 2011 Series Championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 20, 2011 in Homestead, Florida. Stewart wins his third NASCAR Championship. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Ford 400
HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 20: Tony Stewart, driver of the #14 Office Depot/Mobil 1 Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford 400 and the 2011 Series Championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 20, 2011 in Homestead, Florida. Stewart wins his third NASCAR Championship. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images for NASCAR)
HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 20: Tony Stewart, driver of the #14 Office Depot/Mobil 1 Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford 400 and the 2011 Series Championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 20, 2011 in Homestead, Florida. Stewart wins his third NASCAR Championship. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Ford 400
HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 20: Tony Stewart, driver of the #14 Office Depot/Mobil 1 Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford 400 and the 2011 Series Championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 20, 2011 in Homestead, Florida. Stewart wins his third NASCAR Championship. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images for NASCAR)
HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 20: Tony Stewart, driver of the #14 Office Depot/Mobil 1 Chevrolet, crosses the finish line to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford 400 and the 2011 Series Championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 20, 2011 in Homestead, Florida. Stewart wins his third NASCAR Championship. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Ford 400
HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 20: Tony Stewart, driver of the #14 Office Depot/Mobil 1 Chevrolet, crosses the finish line to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford 400 and the 2011 Series Championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 20, 2011 in Homestead, Florida. Stewart wins his third NASCAR Championship. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR)
HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 20: Tony Stewart, driver of the #14 Office Depot/Mobil 1 Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford 400 and the 2011 Series Championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 20, 2011 in Homestead, Florida. Stewart wins his third NASCAR Championship. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)
Ford 400
HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 20: Tony Stewart, driver of the #14 Office Depot/Mobil 1 Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford 400 and the 2011 Series Championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 20, 2011 in Homestead, Florida. Stewart wins his third NASCAR Championship. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)
HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 20: Matt Kenseth, driver of the #17 Crown Royal Ford, leads the field during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 20, 2011 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images for NASCAR)
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HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 20: Matt Kenseth, driver of the #17 Crown Royal Ford, leads the field during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 20, 2011 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images for NASCAR)
HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 20: Cars drive off of pit road during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 20, 2011 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Ford 400
HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 20: Cars drive off of pit road during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 20, 2011 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images for NASCAR)
HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 20: Tony Stewart, driver of the #14 Office Depot/Mobil 1 Chevrolet, drives alongside A.J. Allmendinger, driver of the #43 Best Buy Ford, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 20, 2011 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)
Ford 400
HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 20: Tony Stewart, driver of the #14 Office Depot/Mobil 1 Chevrolet, drives alongside A.J. Allmendinger, driver of the #43 Best Buy Ford, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 20, 2011 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)
HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 20: Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's Chevrolet, spins out after an incident in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 20, 2011 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images for NASCAR)
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HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 20: Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's Chevrolet, spins out after an incident in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 20, 2011 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images for NASCAR)
HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 20: Cole Whitt, driver of the #84 Red Bull Racing Team Toyota, collides with Landon Cassill, driver of the #51 Thank A Teacher Today/Security Benefit Chevrolet, after an incident during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 20, 2011 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by John Harrelson/Getty Images for NASCAR)
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HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 20: Cole Whitt, driver of the #84 Red Bull Racing Team Toyota, collides with Landon Cassill, driver of the #51 Thank A Teacher Today/Security Benefit Chevrolet, after an incident during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 20, 2011 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by John Harrelson/Getty Images for NASCAR)
HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 20: Tony Stewart, driver of the #14 Office Depot/Mobil 1 Chevrolet, leads Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet, and Carl Edwards, driver of the #99 Aflac Ford, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 20, 2011 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Ford 400
HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 20: Tony Stewart, driver of the #14 Office Depot/Mobil 1 Chevrolet, leads Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet, and Carl Edwards, driver of the #99 Aflac Ford, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 20, 2011 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images for NASCAR)
HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 20: A crew member walks down pit road as rain falls during a red flag rain delay during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 20, 2011 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 20: A crew member walks down pit road as rain falls during a red flag rain delay during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 20, 2011 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 20: Martin Truex Jr., drives the #56 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 20, 2011 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images for NASCAR)
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HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 20: Martin Truex Jr., drives the #56 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 20, 2011 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images for NASCAR)
HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 20: Carl Edwards, driver of the #99 Aflac Ford, and Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #56 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota, start in front to begin the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 20, 2011 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Ford 400
HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 20: Carl Edwards, driver of the #99 Aflac Ford, and Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #56 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota, start in front to begin the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 20, 2011 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 20: Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's Chevrolet, leads the field during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 20, 2011 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images for NASCAR)
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HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 20: Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's Chevrolet, leads the field during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 20, 2011 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images for NASCAR)
HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 20: Cole Whitt, driver of the #84 Red Bull Racing Team Toyota, pits during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 20, 2011 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 20: Cole Whitt, driver of the #84 Red Bull Racing Team Toyota, pits during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 20, 2011 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 20: (L-R) Tony Stewart, driver of the #14 Office Depot/Mobil 1 Chevrolet, and Bobby Labonte, driver of the #47 Reese Towpower Toyota, talk during the reg flag rain delay during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 20, 2011 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 20: (L-R) Tony Stewart, driver of the #14 Office Depot/Mobil 1 Chevrolet, and Bobby Labonte, driver of the #47 Reese Towpower Toyota, talk during the reg flag rain delay during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 20, 2011 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 20: Crew members work on the #14 Office Depot/Mobil 1 Chevrolet driven by Tony Stewart after Stewart pits after sustaining damage to the front end of his car during the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 20, 2011 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Ford 400
HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 20: Crew members work on the #14 Office Depot/Mobil 1 Chevrolet driven by Tony Stewart after Stewart pits after sustaining damage to the front end of his car during the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 20, 2011 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR)
HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 20: Carl Edwards, driver of the #99 Aflac Ford, and wife Kate Edwards watch a fly over during the singing of the national anthem as they stand next to his car on the grid before the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 20, 2011 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)
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HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 20: Carl Edwards, driver of the #99 Aflac Ford, and wife Kate Edwards watch a fly over during the singing of the national anthem as they stand next to his car on the grid before the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 20, 2011 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)
HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 20: A general view as the sun sets behind the grandstand during a red flag rain delay in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 20, 2011 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images for NASCAR)
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HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 20: A general view as the sun sets behind the grandstand during a red flag rain delay in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 20, 2011 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images for NASCAR)
HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 20: Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet, and Carl Edwards, driver of the #99 Aflac Ford, lead the field during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 20, 2011 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by John Harrelson/Getty Images for NASCAR)
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HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 20: Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet, and Carl Edwards, driver of the #99 Aflac Ford, lead the field during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 20, 2011 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by John Harrelson/Getty Images for NASCAR)
HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 20: Tony Stewart, drives the #14 Office Depot/Mobil 1 Chevrolet, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 20, 2011 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by John Harrelson/Getty Images for NASCAR)
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HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 20: Tony Stewart, drives the #14 Office Depot/Mobil 1 Chevrolet, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 20, 2011 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by John Harrelson/Getty Images for NASCAR)
HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 20: Carl Edwards, drives the #99 Aflac Ford, in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 20, 2011 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by John Harrelson/Getty Images for NASCAR)
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HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 20: Carl Edwards, drives the #99 Aflac Ford, in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 20, 2011 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by John Harrelson/Getty Images for NASCAR)
HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 20: Brad Keselowski, drives the #2 Miller Lite Dodge, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 20, 2011 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images for NASCAR)
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HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 20: Brad Keselowski, drives the #2 Miller Lite Dodge, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 20, 2011 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images for NASCAR)

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