Adjustments to NASCAR Points System in 2007 Move Emphasis to Race Victories
A shake-up of the points system used in NASCAR races will award an extra 5 suggest race winners, beginning with the 2007 season events at Daytona 500.
The adjustments, exposed by NASCAR in January ’07, were produced to move focus onto vehicle drivers winning races rather of merely handling through routinely winding up within the leading 10, a regular that was threatening to dull interest for the sport.
Explaining the point system adjustments in a statement, NASCAR CEO, Brian France, specified “Winning is precisely what this sport is whatever about. Nobody wishes to see vehicle drivers product to finish in the leading 10. We want our sport, particularly throughout the Chase, to be more about winning.”
Each race success will now result in 185 points, an additional 5 points over success obtained under the previous point system.
To obtain an understanding of how an extra 5 points can increase the competitiveness of NASCAR racers, just calculate the points in an example race situation.
A race success will net the driver 185 points. 5 point advantages can be obtained by leading a lap and for leading the most laps. In an outstanding race, the winning driver may potentially lead his closest rival by 25 points in merely one celebration.
The effects of the adjustments will be most typical throughout the Chase for the Nextel Cup.
In previous years, the drivers eligible for the Chase were the 10 drivers with the best range of points after the last race in the season and other drivers whose point tally was within 400 points of the best scoring vehicle driver.
Following the 2007 adjustments, simply the twelve biggest scoring vehicle drivers will be gotten approved for the Chase and will be put to start the race based upon points scored for each accomplishment in the season. Starting with a level 5000 points each, 10 points will be approved to vehicle drivers for each previous success and the vehicle driver with the best overall ranking will hold the absolute best begin position.
The option to base Nextel Cup Chase competitors’ start positions entirely on their previous race success of the season is a sure-fire approach to bring competitiveness for the leading surface area back to NASCAR races.
Describing the point system adjustments in a statement, NASCAR CEO, Brian France, mentioned “Winning is precisely what this sport is everything about. A race success will net the driver 185 points. In a terrific race, the winning driver may potentially lead his closest rival by 25 points in just one event.
A race success will net the driver 185 points. In an outstanding race, the winning driver may potentially lead his closest rival by 25 points in just one celebration.
A race success will net the vehicle driver 185 points. In an excellent race, the winning vehicle driver may potentially be ahead of his closest rival by 25 points in just one event.