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NASCAR announces overhaul to Chase format

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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.

 

 

 

Damn, then Stewart would start 1st every week.

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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. 

 

Honestly I think that the only race you have to win is the last one.  With 16 entries, if he has the same type of season as last year he will be in, win or no win.  Then for three three race stretches all you have to do is outperform three of the remaining drivers, something that is very possible if you keep finishing top ten, win or no win.

 

In the previous format you had to be the best for ten races, which he is not capable of.  In this format you just have to not be one of the three worst for three races, repeated three times, which he is fully capable of.  Then you are all square at Homestead as opposed to far behind those that dominated for nine races.

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I think these changes are idiotic.  First, the sixteen drivers just waters things down even more.  As a McMurray fan it is nice that he has a better chance to finally make it but with this many drivers getting in I am not sure it means as much.

 

The knock-out crap is just dumb.  They already have one to begin with, if you suck then you are eliminated, if not you remain in contention.  Knocking drivers out every three races means the best drivers may not even make it.  Can you imagine if a couple years back if Edwards or Stewert got taken out in the big one at Talladega because some idiot like Montoya did something stupid?  Now one of the top two drivers is eliminated with four races to go.

 

As for the winner takes all, we all know how dumb it is.  If they plan on keeping it at the same track every year then not only is it dumb, it provides an amazing competitive advantage to some.

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The desperation from NASCAR is hilarious. They know their product is terrible right now so might as well fug with it some more just to see what happens.

 

With that said, I think it *could* be an interesting addition. Something new always stirs interest. But it will get old and dry in a few years once they find out Junior can't win with the current formula and they'll have to try something else. They've gotten themselves in such a vicious cycle with this chase and crappy car that they will try anything to stay relevant.

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I don't like it at all.

 

Say, in the first round, someone gets in a wreck, loses points and does not move on.  He holds a grudge and when the next round starts, he just knocks the next guy out of contention, all with one touch of the bumper.  You cannot have a bad finish if there are only 4 races per round.  Nascar is just stupid now

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He holds a grudge and when the next round starts, he just knocks the next guy out of contention, all with one touch of the bumper.

 

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it's spinning into irrelevancy... blame cookie cutter tracks that take away a lot of the drama and the need to be able to really drive and the lack of personality in the sport. big money controls the tracks, so that's not going to change, so they add drama where they can to compensate (the new system being a prime example) and try to marginalize the boring drivers (i don't think it's much of a coincidence that i stopped watching nascar around the time jimmie johnson started becoming a dominant driver.)

 

that said i might actually watch a race or two next fall and see how this works out. it might be what the sport needs

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They are dumbing it down enough for the casual fan...so lets see if they can fill the stands with them. :beerhat:

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Sooooooo with these last changes I am 100% percent done with nascar.... I've held on, went to races followed during all the changes... but this one I can not take. I will not watch a single race next year. I'm good.

 

How is it that 1 race track Homestead now becomes the most important? It's not like other sports where you play on the same field/court/ect... Some drivers may not be strong at tat track so they are always at a disadvantage... does that mean they are not the best overall driver? Now with all the extra driver and knockout rounds it will take almost as much luck as skill to win to title.  whatever let them do what they do... no need to complain, I'll just shut up and no longer tune in. 

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