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NASCAR/Chase question

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Freelance Hack, Nov 16, 2006.

  1. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    If there were no Chase, where would Tony Stewart be ranked in the points standings? Would he have had a chance to win the Nextel Cup this Sunday?
  2. fmrsped

    fmrsped Active Member

    I don't know for sure, but I THINK if he was outside the Top 10 nine races ago, a couple wins couldn't vault him all the way up. I think he'd be top 5, top 3, but wouldn't win it.
  3. Stewart would be a respectable fourth right now under the old format, given the same results. Here's how it would break down:

    Johnson 5,015, Kenseth 5,004, Harvick 4,683, Stewart 4,609, Hamlin 4,560, Earnhardt Jr. 4,530, Gordon 4,476, Burton 4,414, Martin 4,375, Busch 4,362, Kahne 4,327.

    It's interesting to note that the race for the championship would be closer between Johnson and Kenseth in the old format, but nobody else would have a shot. Under the new format, five drivers are still in contention, but Johnson has a bigger lead.
  4. ondeadline

    ondeadline Well-Known Member

    Is there a site that lists the standings under the old format?
  5. Probably, but I don't know it offhand. I worked it out myself because I have been tracking that item re Stewart for our paper. Conventional wisdom has it from his fans that "Smoke would be winnin' another Cup under the old rules." Not true, I hasten to point out. Frosts 'em every time when the facts (numbers) don't match their beliefs. Oh well.
  6. McNuggetsMan

    McNuggetsMan Active Member

    try this for the old points system

    Sportsline hides it on its site so I have to google it every week to find it:

  7. jay_christley

    jay_christley Member


    They have been listing current points as well as "classic" points since the Chase started in 2004.
  8. snakeplkn

    snakeplkn New Member

    What do you all think of giving winners more points? I think there should a couple hundred more points between first and second.
  9. Sxysprtswrtr

    Sxysprtswrtr Active Member

    That's a sticking point, and has been for some time.
    Kasey Kahne has 6 victories -- the most -- this season, yet he's 9th place.
    But, Jimmie has 23 top 10s -- the most -- and, well, he's leading. So, endurance is king.
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