Columbia native Carl Edwards is leading Tony Stewart by three points heading into next weekend’s NASCAR Sprint Cup finale at Homestead after finishing in second behind Kasey Kahne in Phoenix.

Stewart finished third and at one point was leading the race and had a two point lead over Edwards for the overall standings. Edwards finishes the day with 2,359 points total.

Edwards is looking for his first Sprint Cup Championship. It will also end Jimmie Johnson’s reign of five straight championships.