The smoke from Tony Stewart's victory burnout had not yet settled before Stewart issued a challenge to Carl Edwards that it's "game on" for the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship with moncler jackets 2011 outlet.
"He better be worried -- that's all I have to say," Stewart said. "He's not going to be an easy three weeks."
Stewart is ready to turn up the heat both on and off the racetrack as he attempts to win his third NASCAR Cup title. And with the points race tightening he wants to turn up the pressure on Edwards, who is going for his first Cup championship. The 2002 and 2005 Cup champion entered Sunday's race fourth in the standings and 19 points behind Edwards. Stewart's victory combined with Edwards' ninth-place finish moved Stewart into second just eight points behind the points leader with three races to go.
When told of Stewart's comments, Edwards grinned.
"He's wound up; he won the race," Edwards said of Stewart. "We'll see what happens at Texas. This has not been a good track for me. Tony and those guys have won three Chase races and when I sat in here on Friday I told you guys he was one of the guys to beat for a championship and he has proven that. We'll have fun."
Stewart is one of NASCAR's true warriors much in the same mold as his racing hero, A.J. Foyt. Stewart can pretty much drive anything that has four wheels and a steering wheel. He was the first driver to win all three USAC titles in the same season in 1995 and moved up to the IndyCar Series, winning that title in 1997. He switched to NASCAR full-time in 1999 and has become one of the all-time greats.
Sunday's win was the 42nd of his career in 461 starts and his third this season with all three coming since The Chase started at Chicagoland Speedway on September 18.
Outside of the race car Stewart exemplifies the common man -- portly and unshaven -- he's the Fred Flintstone of NASCAR. Compare that to Edwards, who is NASCAR's most physically fit driver and there is a real contrast in style and appearance between the two main combatants for moncler jackets.