There are now only two races left in the NASCAR season which result in two very exciting races left in the “Chase for the cup”. While there are four drivers who are still mathematically in the hunt for the title, there are really only two drivers fighting with a realistic chance to win. Tony Stewart “Smoke” and Carl Edwards “Uncle Carl” will have two races to decide who will take home the ultimate NASCAR prize.
The two remaining tracks on the circuit are ones Carl Edwards won on last year, and obviously one would think he has a slight advantage. However, Tony Stewart has dealt with the pressure of closing a championship out, not once but twice, and knows what it takes to win the coveted title. If there is a perceived advantage for Carl Edwards, it doesn’t mean anyone should count Tony out. The margin is so slim; it is basically the difference of two positions on the trackwhich could lead to a change in the point’s leader.
There will obviously be a lot of strategy used for both these drivers and crews this weekend. But NASCAR is the big winner at this point. This is theclosest the “Chase for the cup” has ever been and it is creating interest and excitement. Don’t expect to see any of the top four drivers; especially Tony and Carl take any huge risks at Phoenix this weekend. Tony will have to take some calculated risks if he wants to pass Carl and becomeNASCAR champion again. All Carl has to do is just stay on pace with Tony and if he does he should be able to hold him off and win his first championship.Regardless of who you are rooting for, you will have to fasten your seatbelts these next two weeks. NASCAR is loving it. The two races are sure to get crazy and be a wild ride to the finish. Unfortunately there are two great deserving drivers left standing, but only one will be crowned NASCAR Champion for 2011. Tune in folks, it ought to be fun!Please be sure to follow me on Twitter and Facebook