Tony Stewart has won the Sprint Cup Series championship. Stewart captured the title after winning Sunday's Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. It is Stewart's third title in NASCAR's top series as he beat out Carl Edwards, who finished second in the race and in the points standing.
Stewart and Edwards actually tied for the points championship, but Stewart won the tiebreaker by having more wins. Stewart is the first owner-driver to win a Cup title since Alan Kulwicki in 1992. With five wins, all coming in the Chase, Stewart won the title for the first time since '05, which is the last time Jimmie Johnson didn't win the Cup.
In the post victory celebration, Stewart said one of the highlights of the day was the phone call he received following the race from A.J. Foyt.
Stewart started the race 15th and was back and forth in the field, falling as low as 40th after enduring damage to his front grill. He drove the number-14 car to the front with 37 laps to go and held off a charge from Edwards, who led the most laps with 119.