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NASCAR Sprint Cup: Why the Wild Card Is a Great Idea

Who's in and who's out is a question regularly recited as the 26 weeks of NASCAR Sprint Cup racing unfold, and the final roster for the Chase is revealed after the fall race at Richmond. Rumors persisted following the 2010 season as to what tweaks NASCAR was going to make in an effort to provide a better fan experience. There is the old saying that says something about not pleasing all of the people all of the time, and surely there are those who dislike the Chase and may find fault with the wild-card slot. NASCAR knocked one out of the ballpark when they came up with the playoff-style battle for the 11th and 12th positions in the Chase lineup known as the wild-card slots. To qualify for those positions, a driver must have won at least one ...

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