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NASCAR dodges points controversy

Updated: November 23, 2011, 7:01 PM ET
By Terry Blount

NASCAR won the lottery with the final race of its dreams Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway, a championship fight that came down to a dead heat in the standings when Tony Stewart won the race and Carl Edwards finished second.

As incredible as it was, NASCAR also came perilously close to a controversial ending that would have caused many fans to doubt the fairness of the outcome.

NASCAR was only one point from that happening. Stewart and Edwards tied in the point standings, ...

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