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Even a hurricane likely couldn't save Edwards' Chase chances

Carl Edwards congratulated Jimmie Johnson for the Chase leader's dominating performance at Phoenix. But he didn't concede the title -- not yet, writes David Newton.

Updated: November 9, 2008, 10:28 PM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

AVONDALE, Ariz. -- Carl Edwards went to Victory Lane on Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway, but not for the reason he wanted to or needed to be there.

He went to congratulate Jimmie Johnson and his crew for their dominating victory that put them on the cusp of capturing a third straight championship.

It wasn't a conciliatory congratulation, though.

Edwards still holds onto the slim hope that he can make up the 141-point differential in next ...

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