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FYI WIRZ: NASCAR’s Top Point Aces Talk Race Three at Las Vegas

During the 2011 NASCAR season, one thing is for sure: Points matter. The top five NASCAR drivers in points after Daytona were Carl Edwards, David Gilliland, Bobby Labonte, Kurt Busch and Juan Pablo Montoya. The top five after Phoenix were Kyle Busch, Kurt Busch, Tony Stewart, A.J. Allmendinger and Jeff Gordon. Kurt Busch was the only driver to stay and move up.  Jeff Gordon advanced 21 places to get into the top 10, while Carl Edwards dropped 11 positions to be out of it.  A win or a DNF (did not finish) can have a lot of impact with the new points system, which is much easier to understand while allotting far fewer points. Tony Stewart summed up the start of the season with a good observation about team effort: “You don't k...

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