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NASCAR At Homestead: Tony Stewart Leads As Ford 400 Resumes, Carl Edwards Second

After an overly interesting first half of the race that saw him dropped to the rear of the field twice, Tony Stewart has taken the lead of the Ford 400 as he seeks to win his third-career Sprint Cup championship. Carl Edwards runs second, meaning the two title contenders are tied in their battle for the championship. Stewart would win the tie-breaker on the strength of his four wins this year to Edwards' one. The top-five is rounded out by Jeff Gordon, Martin Truex Jr. and Denny Hamlin, while Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Ryan Newman, and Clint Bowyer round out the top-10. Just after the restart, Juan Pablo Montoya slammed the wall exiting the fourth corner, forcing him to pit road for repairs. Jimmie Johnson, the five-time defending series champion who's streak is ending today, is currently shown 36th, five points off the pace with engine issues that cropped up just before the rains came and drew the red flag, but his Chevrolet is still on the track.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.