Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe’s/Kobalt Tools Chevrolet, races to the checkered flag to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Crown Royal presents the Curtiss Shaver 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
ESTES: Johnson ties Gordon and more thoughts from the Brickyard 400LONG: Junior’s turnaround continues with retaking the points leadGALLERY: Best photos of every 2012 Sprint Cup winner

Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe’s/Kobalt Tools Chevrolet, races to the checkered flag to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Crown Royal presents the Curtiss Shaver 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

ESTES: Johnson ties Gordon and more thoughts from the Brickyard 400
LONG: Junior’s turnaround continues with retaking the points lead
GALLERY: Best photos of every 2012 Sprint Cup winner

The closest race in Chase history will be settled this afternoon at Homestead. Will the winner be Carl Edwards or Tony Stewart? While you ponder the matchup, take a second to check out SI.com’s gallery of Sports Figures on South Park. (Michael J. LeBrecht II/1Deuce3 Photography; Josh Holmberg/Icon SMI; Mike McCarn/AP; Fred Vuich/S) 
GALLERY: Sports Figures on South ParkANDERSON: Nobody can stop a streaking Tony StewartESTES: Stewart looking to make history as a driver/ownerLONG: Edwards in control heading to the Chase finaleTUTTLE: Five other drives who could benefit from a win
MARTIN: Edwards, Stewart poised for a dramatic finish

The closest race in Chase history will be settled this afternoon at Homestead. Will the winner be Carl Edwards or Tony Stewart? While you ponder the matchup, take a second to check out SI.com’s gallery of Sports Figures on South Park. (Michael J. LeBrecht II/1Deuce3 Photography; Josh Holmberg/Icon SMI; Mike McCarn/AP; Fred Vuich/S)

GALLERY: Sports Figures on South Park
ANDERSON:
Nobody can stop a streaking Tony Stewart
ESTES:
Stewart looking to make history as a driver/owner
LONG:
Edwards in control heading to the Chase finale
TUTTLE:
Five other drives who could benefit from a win

MARTIN: Edwards, Stewart poised for a dramatic finish