A Relative Chase for the Championship

Week 10 “Relative” Chase Standings as of Homestead
It’s no secret, we hate the NASCAR Chase Format. We imagine that in a true playoff system, Chase drivers should be scored relative to each other. The first finishing Chase driver receives 12 points (+1 bonus point for a win) the next Chaser gets 11 poins, etc…, with the last Chaser earning 1 point. Here’s what that would look like:

Place NASCAR Chase: Relative
Playoff System
Points Regular
Season
Wins
Chase Wins Official NASCAR Points
1 Brad Keselowski   93 3 2 1st Brad Keselowski
2 Jimmie Johnson   81 (-12)   3 2 2nd Clint Bowyer  (-39)
3 Clint Bowyer (+1)   79  (-14) 2 1 3rd Jimmie Johnson  (-40)
4 Kasey Kahne (-1) 74  (-19) 2 0 4th Kasey Kahne  (-55)
5 Matt Kenseth   65  (-28) 2 2 5th Greg Biffle (-68)
6 Denny Hamlin 63 (-30) 4 1 6th Denny Hamlin  (-71)
7 Greg Biffle (+1)   61  (-32) 1 1 7th Matt Kenseth  (-76)
8 Martin Truex Jr. (+2)   60  (-33) 0 0 8th Kevin Harvick (-79)
9 Tony Stewart (-2)   59  (-34) 3 0 9th Tony Stewart  (-89)
10 Kevin Harvick (-1)   59  (-34) 0 1 10th Jeff Gordon (-97)
11 Dale Earnhardt Jr.   46  (-47) 1 0 11th Martin Truex Jr.  (-101)
12 Jeff Gordon   41  (-52) 1 1 12th Dale Earnhardt Jr.  (-155)

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