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NASCAR Announces New Format for Chase for the Sprint Cup

NASCAR's championship format is undergoing a major overhaul. On Thursday, Jan. 30, NASCAR CEO and chairman Brian France announced significant changes to the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup format during the sport's "State of the Sport" press conference. NASCAR made the announcement official on its website and provided an infographic of how the new Chase will work: The four rounds of the new 10-race Chase will be called the Challenger Round, Contender Round, Eliminator Round and Championship Finale. After every three races, NASCAR will eliminate four drivers until crowning a champion. NASCAR will now have what boils down to an actual playoff format. Under the current format, each driver that made the Chase had a chance to compete down until...

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