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Jimmie Thing?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by I'll never tell, Jan 18, 2011.

  1. I'll never tell

    I'll never tell Active Member

  2. rpmmutant

    rpmmutant Member

    NASCAR overreacted when Matt Kenseth won a Cup championship under the old format with one win and one DNF. That brought the Chase to NASCAR. Fans and the media are getting tired of Jimmie Johnson winning all the time, but in my opinion, they shouldn't have messed with the old system. There have been plenty of good points races with the old system. With JJ winning five in a row, the Chase has become stale.
    In answer to your question, yes, NASCAR is grasping at straws. But it isn't the first time NASCAR has been this desperate. Just wait until they figure out how to get Danica Patrick in the winner's circle.
  3. murphyc

    murphyc Well-Known Member

    The funny thing about the contrived Chase is how NASCAR limits it to the Cup series. If it's so great, why not implement it in the Nationwide Series, where the champion in recent years wins by hundreds of points? To me, NASCAR made a huge mistake in going to the Chase format. Don't like a driver winning the title after winning just one race? Keep the old system and add 25 points for a race win.
    As for Danica, I'm sure Brain France has a plan in place. My guess is any driver weighing more than 105 pounds starts out the race five laps behind. That should give Danica a fighting chance. ;D
  4. rpmmutant

    rpmmutant Member

    As for Danica getting a five-lap advantage, only if Robby Gordon is in the race. Tony Stewart might want to jump on that weight disadvantage bandwagon too.
  5. SixToe

    SixToe Active Member

    That would be a great question to ask France at media day or whenever he has a presser.
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