The chase heads back to the Texas Motor Speedway for the AAA Texas 500, team owner Rick Hendrick gets a scare in the air, and a former driver faces drug charges.
FOX News Radio's Marghiee "Trackside" Teshineh has the latest in this week's edition of "FOX in the Fast Lane":
Tony Stewart, closing in on points leader Carl Edwards. But can Stewart win a 3rd championship?
"We're right in the middle of this thing with three weeks to go. It's um, it is obviously a great feeling and a great position to be in."
Carl Edwards, not surprised that Stewart is doing so well in the chase and;
"Be a guy you'd have to beat for the championship and I think he's proven that."
And though 57 points back; Kyle Busch still in the hunt.
"We've got to pick up ten points per race, so that's, that's obviously a big challenge, but it's just to the point where anything can happen. You just got to play it lap by lap, race by race."
Team owner Rick Hendrick in the hospital after his private plane crash landed in Key West, Florida. Hendrick suffered four broken ribs and a broken collar bone.
And, former driver Jeremy Mayfield, arrested and charged with possession of methanphetamine. The 42 year-old former Sprint Cup driver was suspended from NASCAR in 2009 for failing a random drug test.
FOX In The Fast Lane. I'm Marghiee Teshineh, FOX News Radio.