Thursday, January 11, 2007

NASCAR may have a good idea

It isn't official, yet, but several news sources have reported that Brian France, Jim Hunter, and the ruling elite of NASCAR are bringing some changes to the Chase for the Championship. While any official announcement is still two weeks away, the changes aim toward allowing more drivers and teams in the playoffs by changing the 400 point cutoff currently in use. Rumors have been saying that the Championship field would be increased from ten to twelve, but according to what I have read, that is only a possibility if the cutoff numbers are increased enough to allow that.
My feelings come from the point of view of a racing traditionalist, and are still lukewarm when it comes to the Chase for the Championship. I am all for increasing the bonus in points for the winning driver of each race, but other than that, changes don't sit well with me. However, the Chase and NASCAR are continuing the recently discovered practice of staying in the news during the off season and giving us plenty to write and think about.
IROC fans who have read the article linked to above may be frustrated to see that the series opener has been postponed due to no sponser as yet. Sad news after an exceptional IROC season in '06.

3 comments:

Gvav1 said...

Good morning!

I like adding points for a win, but not expanding the field.

Purists like IROC, but I'm not sure it has a following!

Clance' McClannahan said...

RE: The Church...
I got in the door and to the pulpit to post and send a test...then it timed out...I havn't seen the message yet.
Let me know if you get it. Might be just a Yahoo issue. My daughter couldn't get into her mail this morning.
Good post by the way. I like the new idea's my self.

Clance' McClannahan said...

Oh...abd on the IROC issue... remember what Tony wanted??
Do you your post is on here twice?