Archive for January 31, 2014

Emphasis on winning is hallmark of new NASCAR Chase format

In announcing sweeping changes to the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup on Thursday, France unveiled a system that makes winning paramount in a way no simple addition of points for victories could have accomplished.

McGee: Why, NASCAR, why?

This marks the fourth overhaul of stock car racing’s postseason since the Chase for the Sprint Cup was introduced in 2004. Which begs the question: Why?

Sweeping changes to NASCAR Chase will culminate in a one-race shootout

It couldn’t be any simpler. The highest finisher among four eligible drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway will win the championship.