> "Robert R Kircher, Jr." wrote ...
>> And the only one to suffer as you describe is JJ. The other were at the
>> tail end anyway and had no chance under the old system and a hugely
>> better chance under the new system had they had better luck.
>> Fact is the chase sucks but I think many are blaming the chase for things
>> that aren't really fact. KK and KB would have never had a chance anyway
>> so to blame the chase for their issues is just crap.
>> There are so many other real reasons why the chase sucks, like the
>> inability for anyone 11 back to fight their way into the top ten. That's
>> just BS. The season isn't over yet but I can't do my best to get up on
>> that stage at the end of the year. Bahhhh. I'll give it a few more
>> years and Brian will completely change the point system again. Hopefully
>> to something more reasonable.
> Well, more than JJ has suffered. How about MK, who would be leading in
> the points instead of tied for 3rd?
> And JJ, actually, is not suffering. With the chase he is -139. Without
> the chase he's -170.
> But I don't like the chase either. So how's this sound?:
> In baseball the NL East, Central and West winners get the NL East ...
> trophy and championship banner when the regular season ends, even if the
> Wild Card team (the Phillies this year) beats them in the playoffs and
> goes to the world series and wins. MK got nothing for being in first
> before the playoffs started.
> Maybe nascar needs to admit that the chase is the playoffs; end the season
> with a champion after 26 races with big hoopla.
> Regular season is over. and then have the 10 race playoffs for the chase
> champion. Set *everybody* 5 points apart and wave the green flag! More
> big hoopla from ALL fans!
I've said this for a hand full of years and I'm sticking to it. We are
seeing the future of NASCAR top divisions in the Toyota All Star event for
the regional series. Eventually, with the call for markets and tracks and
the growing numbers of drivers, NASCAR will break into 2 or more divisions,
east/west, north/south, or something of the sort. Each division will race
against themselves for the longer part of the season (maybe 26 races like
the current chase) and will crown a division champion. Then the last 10 or
so races will be made up of the top 10-20 from each division. At the end an
over all champion will be crowned.
Work out the details the way you'd like but that's the direction NASCAR is
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