NASCAR has been using the same point system since 1975, but officials are considering scrapping it for a simpler system that awards points depending on each racer’s finishing position.
First place would get 43 points, and each place after would get one point less (i.e. 2nd place gets 42 points and 43rd gets 1 point).
NASCAR is trying to make the sport more competitive and create a “game 7” atmosphere that other sports have.
"Right now every sports league, or almost every one, is looking at what they need to do to change their formats a little or a lot, depending on who they are, to make sure their playoffs or their championship runs are what they want them to be," NASCAR Chairman Brian France said two days before the November season finale.
Competition is healthy for any sport — this all sounds good to us!
[Image via AP Images.]