Chase goes down to wire for Carl Edwards, Tony Stewart

There's only one race remaining in the Sprint Cup season, and only three points separating the top two drivers in the Chase for the Championship -- Carl Edwards and Tony Stewart.

After Stewart beat Edwards to the finish line for a 1-2 finish in Texas last week, Edwards had the better car on Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway -- barely. Edwards finished second, while Stewart was third.

Oh, by the way, Kasey Kahne won the race. And in case you were wondering, five-time defending series champion Jimmie Johnson was eliminated.

Here's David Newton's take on the Sprint Cup shenanigans on Sunday:

Carl Edwards entered the media center late Sunday afternoon at Phoenix International Raceway and took a seat a few feet from Tony Stewart with only a black chair separating them.

"If you want, we can eliminate the chair," joked Stewart as Edwards slid even closer to the two-time Sprint Cup champion.

Quipped Edwards, "We're good."

These two have been that close on the track for most of the past three weeks. They will be that close heading into the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, with Stewart behind Edwards by a mere three points with all the marbles on the line.

For more of the story on this epic points battle, click here.