New points system? Really?
This blog has been neglected as of late. I'm surprised someone has not reported me to BPS (Blog Protective Services). Would someone please explain to me why there is yet another round of massive changes to my beloved sport?
Theory 1: The conspiracy theorist side of me is yearning to be free at this juncture. The "Drive-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named" obviously needs a little more help from NASCAR getting into the chase. (Thank you J.K. Rowlings)
Theory 2: This is the result of some ideas written on a cocktail napkin after a long night of consuming massive quantities of adult type beverages.
Theory 3: The squeaky wheel gets the grease. Some fans were were dissatisfied with the current points system, complained loudly and frequently, the result being the latest round of changes. Those of us who were happy with the points system sat idly by and enjoyed the sport.
At www.nascar.com I found this paragraph.
"Under the new format, 12 drivers still will qualify for the 10-race Chase for the Sprint Cup -- but the last two will be "wild cards," or the two drivers with the most wins who are not in the top 10, as long as they are ranked in the top 20 in points. If there are two or more drivers tied with the same number of wins for one of those wild-card spots -- or if there are no drivers outside of the top 10 in points who have earned at least one race victory -- a tie-breaking system is in place."
I don't know about you, but I read this three times and I'm still saying - huh? So, once again I find myself asking, "New points system? Really?"