Big changes from last year for Bowyer and Edwards

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Associated Press

Posted on October 20, 2012 at 3:04 PM

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Carl Edwards and Clint Bowyer returned to home track Kansas Speedway a year ago at very different points in their career.

Edwards had claimed the top spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship a week earlier and was locked into a tense title race.

Bowyer used the venue to announce his next career move after a nerve-racking summer scouring a limited free agent market.

Things couldn't be any more different a year later as they've returned for Sunday's race.

It's Bowyer who is now a title contender, while Edwards is stuck in neutral after a steep drop-off.

Edwards is 15th in the standings and stuck in a 64-race winless streak.

Bowyer is fourth in the standings, 28 points behind leader Brad Keselowski.

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