Tony Stewart won his third career 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship in impressive style on Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway. After this win, he secured his place among a short list of historic NASCAR figures and became the seventh champion to win this season finale. He drove like a madman, although, ducking, dodging, and dicing his way by the group of cars at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Stewart overtook 118 cars on Sunday as an Energizer Bunny on steroids. Only Carl Edwards, the driver of No. 99 Ford, stood in front of Stewart in the Sprint Cup standings. 40 years old, Stewart found a contestant blood-brother in Edwards.
Edwards appeared poised to win his first Cup title as he led 119 of 267 laps the most on the day but Stewart just persist in charging. After a final restart, Stewart stopped Edwards in the final 37 laps for his third Cup title and first since 2005 and won the Ford 400. They ended tied in points for the season, but Stewart won on a tie-breaker on the basis of the number of victories. Stewart won the title with his five wins against Edwards’ one. Stewart tried to get the least benefit in a battle of two NASCAR experienced persons.
Stewart became a momentous annotation in the record books. Johnson, one of the drivers, has shown his elegant competitive spirit by congratulating Stewart on Victory Lane. Stewart won Cup championships in 2002 and 2005 when he was driven for Joe Gibbs Racing. In 2009, he teamed up with Haas for financial support and obtained engines from Hendrick, and delivered the eventual prize in just his third season. Stewart became the ninth driver in NASCAR history, who has won three of more championships. Darrell Waltrip, Cale Yarborough, and Lee Petty are the some name from that list.
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