A glance at the 12 drivers competing in NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup championship heading into this weekend's race at Homestead (in order of points):

DRIVER: Carl Edwards
CHASE POINTS: First, 2,359 points
POSITION CHANGE: None
CAR: No. 99 Aflac Ford
TEAM: Roush Fenway Racing
WHAT HAPPENED LAST WEEK: Edwards finished second to maintain his lead over Tony Stewart in the standings.
CAREER HOMESTEAD STARTS: 7
BEST HOMESTEAD FINISH: 1st (2008, 2010)
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DRIVER: Tony Stewart
CHASE POINTS: Second, -3
POSITION CHANGE: None.
CAR: No. 14 Mobil 1/Office Depot Chevrolet
TEAM: Stewart-Haas Racing
WHAT HAPPENED LAST WEEK: Led the most laps but eventually finished third, one spot behind Edwards.
CAREER HOMESTEAD STARTS: 12
BEST HOMESTEAD FINISH: 1st (1999, 2000)
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DRIVER: Kevin Harvick
CHASE POINTS: Third, -51
POSITION CHANGE: None
CAR: No. 29 Budweiser Chevrolet
TEAM: Richard Childress Racing
WHAT HAPPENED LAST WEEK: Was eliminated from title contention with a 19th-place finish.
CAREER HOMESTEAD STARTS: 10
BEST HOMESTEAD FINISH: 2nd (2008)
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DRIVER: Brad Keselowski
CHASE POINTS: Fourth, -65
POSITION CHANGE: Plus 1
CAR: No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge
TEAM: Penske Racing
WHAT HAPPENED LAST WEEK: Was eliminated from title contention with an 18th-place finish.
CAREER HOMESTEAD STARTS: 3
BEST HOMESTEAD FINISH: 13th (2010)
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DRIVER: Jimmie Johnson
CHASE POINTS: Fifth, -68
POSITION CHANGE: Plus 1
CAR: No. 48 Lowe's Chevrolet
TEAM: Hendrick Motorsports
WHAT HAPPENED LAST WEEK: Saw his five-year run as champion come to an end with a 14th-place finish.
CAREER HOMESTEAD STARTS: 10
BEST HOMESTEAD FINISH: 2nd (2004, 2010)
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DRIVER: Matt Kenseth
CHASE POINTS: Sixth, -70
POSITION CHANGE: Minus 2
CAR: No. 17 Crown Royal Ford
TEAM: Roush Fenway Racing
WHAT HAPPENED LAST WEEK: Was involved in an accident with Brian Vickers that Kenseth believes was intentional.
CAREER HOMESTEAD STARTS: 11
BEST HOMESTEAD FINISH: 1st (2007)
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DRIVER: Dale Earnhardt Jr.
CHASE POINTS: Seventh, -102
POSITION CHANGE: None
CAR: No. 88 AMP Chevrolet
TEAM: Hendrick Motorsports
WHAT HAPPENED LAST WEEK: Never contended and finished 24th.
CAREER HOMESTEAD STARTS: 11
BEST HOMESTEAD FINISH: 13th (2000)
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DRIVER: Kurt Busch
CHASE POINTS: Eighth, -107
POSITION CHANGE: Plus 1
CAR: No. 22 Shell/Pennzoil Dodge
TEAM: Penske Racing
WHAT HAPPENED LAST WEEK: Ran out of gas while leading and was penalized for speeding on pit road.
CAREER HOMESTEAD STARTS: 10
BEST HOMESTEAD FINISH: 1st (2002)
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DRIVER: Ryan Newman
CHASE POINTS: Ninth, -107
POSITION CHANGE: Plus 3
CAR: No. 39 U.S. Army Chevrolet
TEAM: Stewart-Haas Racing
WHAT HAPPENED LAST WEEK: Finished fifth at Phoenix.
CAREER HOMESTEAD STARTS: 9
BEST HOMESTEAD FINISH: 6th (2002)
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DRIVER: Denny Hamlin
CHASE POINTS: 10th, -110
POSITION CHANGE: None
CAR: No. 11 FedEx Toyota
TEAM: Joe Gibbs Racing
WHAT HAPPENED LAST WEEK: Finished 12th at Phoenix.
CAREER HOMESTEAD STARTS: 6
BEST HOMESTEAD FINISH: 1st (2009)
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DRIVER: Jeff Gordon
CHASE POINTS: 11th, -112
POSITION CHANGE: Minus 2
CAR: No. 24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet
TEAM: Hendrick Motorsports
WHAT HAPPENED LAST WEEK: Finished 32nd at Phoenix.
CAREER HOMESTEAD STARTS: 12
BEST HOMESTEAD FINISH: 3rd (2004)
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DRIVER: Kyle Busch
CHASE POINTS: 12th, -135
POSITION CHANGE: Minus 1
CAR: No. 18 M&Ms Toyota
TEAM: Joe Gibbs Racing
WHAT HAPPENED LAST WEEK: His engine blew while Busch was running third.
CAREER HOMESTEAD STARTS: 6
BEST HOMESTEAD FINISH: 8th (2009)

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