REPORT: Leaks of A New NASCAR Points System Surface

Last season, NASCAR announced that they were considering changes to the points system and the Championship run known as the Chase. Earlier today, some of those possible changes were leaked and here is how it breaks down.

Nov 17, 2013; Homestead, FL, USA; A general view of Chase signage in front of palm trees before the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

The Charlotte Observer that NASCAR is thinking of making changes to the 10-race Chase that would create a four-driver, winner-take-all season finale and that NASCAR would expand the 12-driver playoff field to 16meaning that a win in the first 26 races would practically guarantee a playoff berth.

NASCAR spokesman Brett Jewkes declined to comment on the rumors but did say that NASCAR has “begun the process of briefing key industry stakeholders on potential concepts to evolve its NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship format.”

He continued by saying that “This dialogue is the final phase of a multi-year process that has included the review of extensive fan research, partner and industry feedback and other data-driven insights. NASCAR has no plans to comment further until the stakeholder discussions are complete. We hope to announce any potential changes for the 2014 season to our media and fans very soon.”

The last change to the Chase came in 2011 when NASCAR added the two driver wild-card positions.

What do you think of the possible changes? Comment below!

Topics: Chase For The Sprint Cup, NASCAR, The Chase

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