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NASCAR At Homestead Update: Carl Edwards Back Out Front, Tony Stewart Second With Fewer Than 90 Laps Remaining

The championship duel between Carl Edwards and Tony Stewart has lived up to its pre-race billing, as both drivers have put on a show throughout the opening two quarters of the race.

They currently run first and second in the Ford 400 at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, with Edwards leading and Stewart in pursuit. As they run, Edwards holds an eight-point edge on Stewart with fewer than 90 laps remaining in the 2011 Sprint Cup Season. In the process of getting to the front, both have made spectacular passes of their rivals, with Stewart making three and four wide passes on both the high and low side as he has tried to regain track position lost during a pair of pit stops that cost him the race lead.

Matt Kenseth, Martin Truex Jr., and Kasey Kahne round out the top-five, with Jeff Gordon, Jeff Burton, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Ryan Newman, and Denny Hamlin finishing out the top-10.

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