The thrilling conclusion of the 2011 Chase for the Sprint Cup was the capstone of an almost equally exciting Chase season as a whole.
Tony Stewart was able to deliver a clutch performance in the finale to clinch the title, but there was a series of events that unfolded to put him in that position.
Some of those were a direct result of his stellar performance; others he could not control.
This is not so much a Top 10 list in the traditional sense, but rather a chronological sequence of the most important events.
It seems too subjective to try to rank them because, essentially, all of the following events were important and contributed to the final product that concluded in Miami.
Admittedly, the last two items are probably the most important.