Friday, July 29, 2016

Time for NASCAR to consider Sprint Cup format changes?

Brad Keselowski makes a good point about current Chase format.
Brad Keselowski responded Wednesday to a tweet asking whether he or defending champion Kyle Busch was the favorite to win this year's Sprint Cup. His response was thought-provoking:

the driver with the most wins hasn't made the final round in the last 2 years, maybe we should start there? 

Yes, Brad, maybe we should start there.

NASCAR, which is so quick to change race set-up packages for teams whenever it feels necessary, might be able to quickly address a few things before the start of this year's Chase, which is scheduled to begin Sept. 18 at Chicagoland Speedway, or before the start of the 2017 season.

The past two postseasons have produced outstanding drama, but some of the 16 Chase participants each year might have been rewarded too much for excelling in the final 10 races rather than for what they did during the first 26 races. Maybe a format similar to the NFL's postseason could properly reward excellence during NASCAR's regular season.

Here, then, is a solution to ensure NASCAR's final eight will include its top performers from the season: The driver with the most wins and the driver with the most points would automatically advance to the Round of Eight.

Read More Here.......Sporting News

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