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NASCAR Kobalt Tools 500: Carl Edwards Edges Tony Stewart To Hold Sprint Cup Lead

Kasey Kahne may be the one with most to celebrate right now, after winning the NASCAR Kobalt Tools 500, but the real story at Phoenix International Raceway, as it's been through the entire chase for the Spring Cup, was once again the battle between Carl Edwards and Tony Stewart.These two stock car stars, polar opposites in style and personality, battled throughout, with Edwards emerging with a three-point lead in the Spring Cup standings, the same as when he first arrived. Stewart was able to hold steady behind Edwards by way of bonuses—one for leading at least one lap and one for leading the most laps (160).The result was typically excellent for Stewart, who had won four of the first eight races in the chase coming into Sunday's comp...

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