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Stewart doing his best to keep things simple

Originally Published: October 14, 2005
By Rupen Fofaria | Special to ESPN.com

What exactly does it mean for Tony Stewart to be in the driver's seat on this journey to the 2005 Nextel Cup Championship?

Think about it like this. If Stewart's closest competitor, Ryan Newman, finished seventh in each of the next six Chase races, he would still finish three points short of the title if Stewart maintained a 10th-place average for the duration. Certainly not too much to ask of Stewart, whose season average is a finish of 9.8.

Plus, he's got history on his side. When ...

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