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Cup Drivers Roll Into Sin City: What Are the Odds of a Win in Round Three?

NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers head into the third race of the season with the reality that wins carry more importance than they did and bad finishes can be harder to shake off. Under the new points system, the winning driver gets 43 points and three bonus points for a win.  Leading a lap is worth one point and leading the most laps is worth one point. The new system replaced the Latford system that was in place since 1975 in which the driver who finished last got 34 points. Even Jimmie Johnson became aware of how serious a bad finish could become as the season plays out.  He stated: "The worse you finish, the bad days are going to be tougher to recover from." Now the drivers in the top series of NASCAR head to the 1.5 mile Las Ve...

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