NASCAR ALTERS POINT SYSTEM AND CHASE

CHARLOTTE _ As expected, NASCAR Chairman Brian France announced Wednesday evening changes to the point system used to determine series champions in the Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series. Scrapping the much-complicated system used for decades, NASCAR will now award points at the end of a race on a 43 to 1 basis with the winner receiving 43 points, decreasing in one point increments per position. Those drivers that lead a lap will receive one bonus point, the driver that leads ...

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NASCAR CHAMPIONSHIP SCENARIOS DEMYSTIFIED

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship is a three-way dead heat. Only 46 points separate third place Kevin Harvick from leader Denny Hamlin and one of these men will join an impressive list of past Cup Champions.  NASCAR's point system is a confusing menagerie including a sliding scale of points based on finishing place, bonus points, penalties and crew chief shoe size. Since NASCAR refuses to institute simple scoring for the Sprint Cup champion, viewers can refer to this simple roadmap fo ...

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