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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Formula 1 Modifies Its Points System

NASCAR's points system rewards consistency almost as much as it does winning. An unhappy consequence of that is "points racing," whereby a driver will protect, say, his spot in eighth and the points that come along with a decent finish rather than dig to finish higher. And if The Chase for the Championship was designed to blunt that phenomenon, it still exists.Obviously, other racing series have been confronted with similar issues; and on Tuesd ...

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