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NASCAR announces overhaul to Chase format

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if they HAD to do playoffs the chase was the right way to do it. This is just some video game-esque bullshit and it makes the sport look really bad.

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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

NASCAR died in February of 2001.

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NASCAR died in February of 2001.

 

i thought you said Nascar was in great shape and was making tons of money and had nothing to worry about?

 

Losing icons, I agree, is hurting the sport, but if Nascar had been at these tracks, with these cars, with all the aero crap on them, then the icons of old might never have been put on pedestals to begin with.

 

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NASCAR died in February of 2001.

 

no it didn't

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Interestingly, had Tony Stewart stayed healthy, someone with a win would have been left out last year and clint bowyer and kurt busch would have also been left out

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Well if it sucks nascar will change the rules again.

 

They always do. There will be some weird scenario where so and so gets left out and they will adjust the system.

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Eh, I am not a huge fan of the chagnes but my guy is in already so whatever.

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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

 

 

I agree. I just see teammates working together to take other contenders out in one way or another. We already saw that problem last year with teammates causing cautions by spinning themselves on purpose to help.  

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If you're going to make the last race the only one that matters with 4 drivers going for it all, they need to pull everyone else off the track. That way there can be no excuses about someone causing a wreck that knocks out a contender. I still prefer it the old way. Count points all season and the winner at the end gets the crown.

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If you're going to make the last race the only one that matters with 4 drivers going for it all, they need to pull everyone else off the track. That way there can be no excuses about someone causing a wreck that knocks out a contender. I still prefer it the old way. Count points all season and the winner at the end gets the crown.

It's such a retarded system.

50+ drivers racing 36 races over 10 months with a champion decided by 4 drivers at one shitty track....

BRILLIANT

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Here's how the system should be.... all races equally important, no chase...

-10 bonus pts for winner

-2 bonus pts lead most laps

-1 bonus pt lead a lap

1st- 43 pts

2nd- 42 pts

3rd- 41 pts

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41st- 3 pts

42nd- 2 pts

43rd- 1 pt

And don't fug with it.

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I still hate it.  After this week we will be just under 20% of the way through the season and yet we could have almost 1/3 of the postseason competitors already decided.  It would be like the NBA picking five playoff teams after sixteen games.  Also, any system that would have had David flippin' Ragan into the Chase is a bad one.

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