NASCAR 2011 Point Standings: Tony Stewart Edges Carl Edwards In Tiebreaker

The improbable happened Sunday night in Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season finale as the 2011 Chase came down to a tiebreaker situation between championship contenders Tony Stewart and Carl Edwards. 

While Edwards dominated Sunday's season finale, Stewart was able to fight back from multiple setbacks and score the win, tying Edwards for the lead in the final Chase standings. 

With five wins in the Chase, including Sunday's race at Homestead, Stewart took the advantage in the tiebreaker, allowing him to earn his third NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship. 

Kevin Harvick, Matt Kenseth and Brad Keselowski rounded out the top five in the Chase standings, while Kurt and Kyle Busch fell to 11th and 12th in the Chase respectively. 

Here is a look at the final point standings: 

 

  1. Tony Stewart
  2. Carl Edwards
  3. Kevin Harvick -58
  4. Matt Kenseth -73
  5. Brad Keselowski -84
  6. Jimmie Johnson -99
  7. Dale Earnhardt Jr. -113
  8. Jeff Gordon -116
  9. Denny Hamlin -119
  10. Ryan Newman -119
  11. Kurt Busch -141
  12. Kyle Busch -157
  13. Clint Bowyer
  14. Kasey Kahne
  15. AJ Allmendinger
  16. Greg Biffle
  17. Paul Menard
  18. Martin Truex Jr. 
  19. Marcos Ambrose
  20. Jeff Burton
  21. Juan Pablo Montoya
  22. Mark Martin
  23. David Ragan
  24. Joey Logano
  25. Brian Vickers
  26. Regan Smith
  27. Jamie McMurray
  28. David Reutimann
  29. Bobby Labonte
  30. David Gilliland
  31. Casey Mears
  32. Dave Blaney
  33. Andy Lally
  34. Robby Gordon
  35. JJ Yeley
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