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NASCAR Points Changes: One and Done In The Chase For The Sprint Cup

NASCAR got us excited. It leaked last week that the sport was planning big changes for 2011. There would be a new points structure. There would be changes to the Chase. There would be a new appetite to win races. Then the news conference began. On Wednesday night NASCAR CEO Brian France unveiled the system, which as advertised works off of a one point per position structure with 43 points going to the winner. The last place finisher gets one point. It sounds great. It’s easy to figure out. Take where your guy finished, subtract it from 44 and you know how many points he got for the day. Add one if he led, two if he led the most. Fans thought NASCAR officials would hear the cries to emphasize winning. They did. They emphasized it a lit...

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