DO BONUS POINTS MATTER IN THE CHASE?

BRISTOL, Tenn._ When NASCAR altered the Chase for the Sprint Cup in 2007 to give drivers 10 bonus points for winning a race, the hope was that drivers would race for a win rather than for points. However, as the 2010 Chase approaches, six drivers in the top 12 in standings are without a win. As the cutoff for the Chase approaches, the question is, "Could there be a champion without a win?" As of this weekend, Jimmie Johnson and Denny Hamlin lead the field in bonus points with 50 eac ...

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