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FYI WIRZ: NASCAR Top Chasers Carl Edwards, Tony Stewart Share Texas Thoughts

NASCAR shuttles south and west to popular Texas Motor Speedway for the AAA Texas 500 on the 1.5-mile quad-oval track with 24 degree banking in Ft. Worth, Texas. Fans not in one of the 122,000 seats in the stands can view the 334 decisive laps starting at 3:00 p.m. on ESPN. The 2011 season is winding down as playoff intensity ramps up. The point spread has widened with each of the Chase for the Sprint Cup races and with only three races remaining in the 10-race playoff, the top-five are separated by 36 points. Under the new points system, 30 points is a big deficit. One bad race can snuff hot championship momentum as Matt Kenseth’s Martinsville crash proved last week. He dropped 27 points out of a close second to fifth. Carl Edward...

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