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Friday, November 18, 2011
Updated: November 11, 1:17 PM ET
NASCAR expert picks: Phoenix

By NASCAR Staff
ESPN

If you can't handle the heat, you might want to brace yourself for this weekend's race at Phoenix International. With Tony Stewart trailing points leader Carl Edwards by a mere three points and no teams having raced this track since it was repaved and reconfigured, our NASCAR personalities think any driver could step up and win this weekend. But we forced them into podium picks anyway.