Originally Posted by BamaToy1997
I don't like the new format for the chase at all. Of course I never was a fan in the first place. I mean you could have a driver who has been kicking ass all season, and he gets into the chase. Have an engine go on the first race and he is then totally eliminated? Stupid. Even the best teams can get a crap motor. Then you get to the final race and the driver who has had the most consistent finishes and solid runs could lose the championship because he came in second and the guy that WAS 3 positions back in the points going INTO the race finishes first? Where the hell is the reward for consistency??? I don't like it at all. I have been a fan for years, and I am seriously getting to the point where I don't want to keep renewing my Talladega tickets. At this point I am on the fence here. Hopefully my favorite drivers will do good this year.
Here is the reward for consistency...if the new system were in effect in '13 consistency would have won the title.
Wins (11 drivers): Matt Kenseth, Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards, Kasey Kahne, Kevin Harvick, David Ragan, Greg Biffle, Joey Logano, Martin Truex Jr., Ryan Newman.
Points (5 drivers): Clint Bowyer, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kurt Busch, Jeff Gordon, Jamie McMurray
Wins (2 drivers): Matt Kenseth (Chicagoland and New Hampshire), Jimmie Johnson (Dover)
Remainder of Top 12 (10 drivers): Kyle Busch, Jeff Gordon, Greg Biffle, Kevin Harvick, Ryan Newman, Clint Bowyer, Jamie McMurray, Kurt Busch, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Martin Truex Jr.
Wins (2 drivers): Kevin Harvick (Kansas), Jamie McMurray (Talladega)
Points (6 drivers): Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon, Matt Kenseth, Clint Bowyer, Kurt Busch
Wins (3 drivers): Jeff Gordon (Martinsville), Jimmie Johnson (Texas), Kevin Harvick (Phoenix)
Points (1 driver): Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Champion: Dale Earnhardt Jr.