NASCAR’s new points system won’t lead to the Chase anymore, just the playoffs – which they’ve always been anyway. Driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. cracked that the change will make a lot of older fans happy, because they hated the Chase.
NASCAR’s new points system won’t lead to the Chase anymore, just the playoffs – which they’ve always been anyway. Driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. cracked that the change will make a lot of older fans happy, because they hated the Chase. Jeff Siner jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
NASCAR’s new points system won’t lead to the Chase anymore, just the playoffs – which they’ve always been anyway. Driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. cracked that the change will make a lot of older fans happy, because they hated the Chase. Jeff Siner jsiner@charlotteobserver.com

NASCAR’s new system: Gimmicky, desperate and smarter than it sounds

January 23, 2017 08:51 PM

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