HOW THE 2009 SEASON WOULD HAVE ENDED USING DIFFERENT POINT SYSTEMS

We all know that Jimmie Johnson won the 2009 championship under the current Chase format. Critics – like me – have made the case that every year the Chase is increasingly devoid of drama. So let’s take a look at some other point systems and see how else the 2009 season could have ended. The Jimmie Johnson Era is not inevitable. One of the scnarios produced a different champion, and some of the races were considerably closer than what we had.1) If we used the Formula 1 system al ...

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REAL DIARY OF A NASCAR DRIVER

 These diary entries are ripped straight from the pages of NASCAR superstar Jeff Gordon's personal diary. They are reprinted here with his permission. (No, they're not.)First diary entryDiary entry No. 2 Diary entry No. 3Diary entry No. 4Diary entry No. 5Final diary entryRelated links:Is NASCAR for you? A flowchartUltimate NASCAR nickname flowchartBad NASCAR tattoos ...

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DRIVERS WITH MOMENTUM ENTERING 2010

The last two weeks have been pretty much all Jimmie Johnson, all the time – and rightfully so. No one has ever won four titles in a row before. But the close of the 2009 season featured strong finishes by a handful of drivers who put the rest of the field on notice that they plan to run up front in 2010. First off, let's see which drivers were able to score more points in each third of the season. They are highlighted in blue here. Johnson and Mark Martin both kept getting better as ...

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM ALL LEFT TURNS!

 Let this photo serve as a warm reminder that whole turkey legs can be enjoyed year-round, in any setting, without shame. I wish you all a happy Thanksgiving. ...

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PLENTY OF REASON TO LOVE OR HATE JEFF DUNHAM – I’LL LET YOU DECIDDE

 And now, the links...Notre Dame QB punched outside bar (Deadspin)Jeff Gordon one-ups Oprah (NBC Chicago)20 worst things about attending a professional sporting event (Gunaxin)Cool over-the-back TD pass (Break)Food fights back! Paula Deen hit in face with ham (Break)12 movies to be thankful for (Screen Junkies)WEC ring girl Brittney Palmer strips down for the troops (Cage Potato)5 things your family will want to talk about during Thanksgiving (Holy Taco)6 best man-cations (Made Man) ...

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