Changes to the Chase

If you’re a NASCAR fan then today forever changed the way you will look at the championship. NASCAR officials announced changes to the “Chase For The Sprint Cup Championship” today, which could make the end of the season very close, competitive , and action packed. Years ago, when “The Chase” was introduced into the year long championship it was supposed to encourage more fans to watch races farther into the season. It was designed to keep the top twelve drivers on their toes by resetting the year’s long points system, and giving the top competitors a new and almost level playing field with only ten races left in a very long season. NASCAR has taken much criticism since its implementation, but now they have made some drastic changes in the end game, which could bring about NASCAR’s closest racing ever. I’m excited!

NASCAR video covering the changes:

Jimmie Johnson in Victory Lane at Dover International Speedway September 2013