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#1 charlotte49er



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Posted 31 January 2014 - 12:23 AM



I think  the College Football's BCS was easier to understand than this system.


Seems like NSCAR wants to do everything they can from JJ getting #7!  IMO

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 03:06 AM

More like they want Jr to get his #1.

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 06:39 AM

More like they want Jr to get his #1.



I don't think it does anything but hurt his chances at ever getting one. The last two seasons he's ran in the top 10 for the most part but doesn't have that many wins. This pretty much puts the focus on winning a race during the season, then during each of the rounds of the Chase and then finally once again winning the final race of the season. 

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 10:28 AM

More like they want Jr to get his #1.


Yeah, He would have won it last year under the new points system....


New points system, Earnhardt Jr. would had won championship in 2013: In announcing major changes to the Chase for the Sprint Cup on Thursday, NASCAR chairman Brian France touted an emphasis on winning as a primary reason behind the format. But it turns out last year's champion, if the new rules were applied, would have been #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr., who didn't win a race. According to economist Andrew Maness, who runs the nascarnomics.com site, Earnhardt would have made the final race along with Jimmie Johnson, Kevin Harvick and Jeff Gordon. NASCAR's Mike Forde confirmed the lineup. The driver who won the most races last season, Matt Kenseth with seven, would not have been eligible for the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.(USA Today)(1-31-2014)


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Posted 31 January 2014 - 11:49 AM

Why don't they go even further with this idiocy.


1.  If there is ever a rainout after going halfway, then they look at the date, even or odd, if even, then the top running car with an even number wins and vice versa.


2.  Have the poll position determined by which driver eats the most hot wings the night before.  You know 36 wings and you are on the poll, 20 wings and you are in the middle of the pack.  Will also make things a bit more interesting the next day during the race too, if you know what I mean.


3.  Hottest wives and girlfriends contest.  Each week, they alternate from bikini, to wet t shirt, to dance contests with each driver getting bonus points from where his girl finishes.


I know that none of these have anything to do with actual racing, but then nothing Nascar has done for 10 years has either, so I will see if I can get some of these picked up by Mr France

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 11:59 AM

Look up the definition of : "throwing poo at the well and see what sticks"


Is NASCAR officially desperate?



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Posted 31 January 2014 - 01:11 PM

With 16 in the mix it's like children all getting a trophy.  Make all the fans happy so they all come to the track.  What a mess.


The new qualifying appears open to manipulation without the checkbooks of Penske and spins of MWR (unless of course Clint spins out JJ).  It takes racing out of the hands of the drivers and puts it into many others hands.


The one race takes all crap is bs.  I can see where media and lesser drivers might like rolling the dice, but to me it keeps getting further and further from driver/crew and lets give everyone a chance whether they deserve it or not.  Why should I watch this?  It's aimed at the fan who knows nothing and obviously the team and driver that can't cut consistency.


It does "look" like they do not want to see JJ win another championship...whether or not that's true.  


Lets give everyone a prize lol.


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Posted 31 January 2014 - 01:27 PM

Changing the racing schedule to Saturday night or afternoon during football season is the best fix for Nascar.

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 05:12 PM

If they're going to have a chase, I like the knockout/tourney type set up.

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 06:14 PM

I like the changes..makes point racing pointless..more aggressive driving hopefully.

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