Tony Stewart wins NASCAR Sprint Cup

Tony Stewart leads Carl Edwards at Homestead-Miami

Tony Stewart leads Carl Edwards at Homestead-Miami

Tony Stewart has won the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup, defeating Carl Edwards in a winner-take-all finale at Homestead-Miami.

In a fascinating, rain-affected race, Stewart took a tense victory over Edwards in a classic end to the NASCAR season.

It is Stewart’s third NASCAR title.

The pair ended the title on equal points, with Stewart winning the series on a countback.

Stewart became the first owner driver to win the crown since Alan Kulwicki in 1992.

Stewart had to fight against the odds to take the win. He sustained damage from debris in the early stages of the race, and pit road issues also dropped him down the order.

In the latter stages of the race, Stewart and Edwards drove away from the rest of the field in their dice for the title, proving that they are head and shoulders above the rest of the field in 2011.

The win ends the reigning of five-time champion Jimmie Johnson who has won the past five NASCAR Sprint Cup titles.

Martin truex Jr finished third ahead of Matt Kenseth, jeff Gordon, Clint Boyer, Kasey Kahne, Kevin Harvick, Denny Hamlin and Jeff Burton.

Australian Marcos Ambrose was classified 39th having only completed 72 laps of the race due to engine failure.

See below for the full race result

FIN

ST

DRIVER

MAKE

SPONSOR

PTS/BNS

LAPS

STATUS

1 15 Tony Stewart Chevrolet Office Depot / Mobil 1 47/1 267 Running
2 1 Carl Edwards Ford Aflac 44/2 267 Running
3 2 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota NAPA Auto Parts 42/1 267 Running
4 6 Matt Kenseth Ford Crown Royal 41/1 267 Running
5 7 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet Drive to End Hunger 40/1 267 Running
6 17 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Cheerios 38/0 267 Running
7 3 Kasey Kahne Toyota Red Bull 37/0 267 Running
8 21 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Budweiser 37/1 267 Running
9 10 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Express 35/0 267 Running
10 31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet Caterpillar 35/1 267 Running
11 11 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet National Guard 33/0 267 Running
12 14 Ryan Newman Chevrolet U.S. Army 32/0 267 Running
13 16 Regan Smith Chevrolet Furniture Row Companies 31/0 267 Running
14 26 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops / Tracker 30/0 267 Running
15 12 A.J. Allmendinger Ford Best Buy 29/0 267 Running
16 23 Paul Menard Chevrolet Duracell / Menards 28/0 267 Running
17 24 Brian Vickers Toyota Red Bull 27/0 267 Running
18 28 David Reutimann Toyota Aaron’s Dream Machine 26/0 267 Running
19 32 Joey Logano Toyota The Home Depot 25/0 267 Running
20 5 Brad Keselowski Dodge Miller Lite 25/1 267 Running
21 43 Mike Bliss Ford School Media 0 267 Running
22 40 Travis Kvapil Ford Long John Silver’s 0 267 Running
23 19 Kyle Busch Toyota Interstate Batteries 22/1 267 Running
24 25 Mark Martin Chevrolet GoDaddy.com 20/0 267 Running
25 20 Trevor Bayne Ford Motorcraft 0 267 Running
26 39 Casey Mears Toyota Hard Rock Vodka 18/0 267 Running
27 35 Bobby Labonte Toyota Reese Towpower 17/0 267 Running
28 34 Dave Blaney Chevrolet Big Red 16/0 265 Running
29 41 T.J. Bell * Ford Green Smoke 0 265 Running
30 42 Geoffrey Bodine Chevrolet Luke & Associates 14/0 263 Running
31 27 Juan Montoya Chevrolet Target 14/1 261 Running
32 9 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe’s 13/1 261 Running
33 38 David Gilliland Ford Front Row Motorsports 12/1 245 Running
34 4 Kurt Busch Dodge Shell / Pennzoil 10/0 220 Running
35 8 Greg Biffle Ford 3M Novec 10/1 190 Out of Race
36 22 Landon Cassill Chevrolet Thank A Teacher Today 0 153 Running
37 29 Cole Whitt Toyota Kangaroo Express 0 153 Running
38 13 David Ragan Ford UPS My Choice 6/0 81 Out of Race
39 18 Marcos Ambrose Ford Stanley 5/0 72 Out of Race
40 37 Joe Nemechek Toyota AMFMEnergy.com 0 29 In Pit
41 30 J.J. Yeley Ford Ingersoll Rand 3/0 25 In Pit
42 36 David Stremme Chevrolet Inception Motorsports 2/0 14 In Pit
43 33 Michael McDowell Toyota HP Racing LLC 1/0 13 In Pit

See below for the final points standings

RANK

DRIVER

POINTS

1 Tony Stewart 2403
2 Carl Edwards 2403
3 Kevin Harvick 2345
4 Matt Kenseth 2330
5 Brad Keselowski 2319
6 Jimmie Johnson 2304
7 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2290
8 Jeff Gordon 2287
9 Denny Hamlin 2284
10 Ryan Newman 2284
11 Kurt Busch 2262
12 Kyle Busch 2246
13 Clint Bowyer 1047
14 Kasey Kahne 1041
15 A.J. Allmendinger 1013
16 Greg Biffle 997
17 Paul Menard 947
18 Martin Truex Jr. 937
19 Marcos Ambrose 936
20 Jeff Burton 935
21 Juan Montoya 932
22 Mark Martin 930
23 David Ragan 906
24 Joey Logano 902
25 Brian Vickers 846
26 Regan Smith 820
27 Jamie McMurray 795
28 David Reutimann 757
29 Bobby Labonte 670
30 David Gilliland 572
31 Casey Mears 541
32 Dave Blaney 508
33 Andy Lally* 398
34 Robby Gordon 268
35 J.J. Yeley 192
36 Michael McDowell 139
37 Tony Raines 129
38 Ken Schrader 110
39 Terry Labonte 102
40 Bill Elliott 100
41 David Stremme 80
42 Michael Waltrip 56
43 Boris Said 38
44 Geoffrey Bodine 33
45 Stephen Leicht 20
46 Andy Pilgrim 18
47 Chris Cook 17
48 T.J. Bell* 14
49 Brian Simo 11
50 Brian Keselowski* 3
51 Erik Darnell 2
52 Steve Park 2
53 Trevor Bayne 0
54 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 0
55 Landon Cassill 0
56 Travis Kvapil 0
57 Steve Wallace 0
58 Mike Bliss 0
59 Mike Skinner 0
60 Cole Whitt 0
61 Austin Dillon 0
62 Hermie Sadler 0
63 Scott Wimmer 0
64 David Starr 0
65 Ron Fellows 0
66 Joe Nemechek 0
67 Patrick Carpentier 0
68 Scott Speed 0
69 Jason White 0
70 Andrew Ranger 0
71 Sam Hornish Jr. 0
72 Reed Sorenson 0
73 Johnny Sauter 0
74 Josh Wise 0
75 Todd Bodine 0
76 Robert Richardson Jr. 0
77 Dennis Setzer 0
78 Scott Riggs 0
79 P.J. Jones 0
80 Jeff Green 0
81 Kevin Conway 0
82 Tony Ave 0
83 Derrike Cope 0

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