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Why Carl Edwards Is a Serious 2013 Chase Contender Despite Flying Under Radar

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. In a way, that capsulizes Carl Edwards' bid for this year's Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. Two years ago in the 2011 Chase, Edwards did everything the right way. He stayed neck and neck with Tony Stewart all the way through the Chase's 10 events. While he didn't win as many races as Stewart that season (five to one), Edwards' incredible consistency kept him in the Chase all the way to the finish, ultimately tying Stewart for the title, only to lose it in a tiebreaker of total wins. Edwards is two years older and probably a decade savvier than he was in the 2011 Chase. At the bare minimum, he already has twice as many wins in 2013 (two) than he had in 2011 (one). And while so mu...

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