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Potential Flaws in the 2014 Chase for Sprint Cup Format That Have NASCAR Worried

Dale Earnhardt Jr. is in the Chase for the Sprint Cup and is looking competitive. Most of the other big NASCAR names are in the mix too, and the new Chase Elimination format seems to have created a mostly positive buzz. So what possibly could go wrong? Well, there are a few things NASCAR is concerned about or at least should be, even if the powers-that-be say it isn't. Purists of the sport are taking aim at the winner-take-all season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway in November, where the four drivers to survive the first three Chase elimination rounds will settle the championship by seeing who can finish highest in one last race. (Four drivers are eliminated from the original field of 16 after each of three series of three races to set t...

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