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)

Week 9 “Relative” Chase Standings as of Phoenix

Week 9 “Relative” Chase Standings as of Phoenix
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   87 3 2 1st Brad Keselowski
2 Jimmie Johnson   80 (-7)   3 2 2nd Jimmie Johnson  (-20)
3 Kasey Kahne (+1)   71  (-16) 2 0 3rd Kasey Kahne  (-50)
4 Clint Bowyer (-1) 68  (-19) 2 1 4th Clint Bowyer  (-52)
5 Matt Kenseth   61  (-26) 2 2 5th Denny Hamlin (-62)
6 Denny Hamlin 61 (-26) 4 1 6th Matt Kenseth  (-74)
7 Tony Stewart (+2)   54  (-33) 3 0 7th Greg Biffle  (-78)
8 Greg Biffle (+2)   51  (-36) 1 1 8th Kevin Harvick (-86)
9 Kevin Harvick (+2)   51  (-36) 0 1 9th Tony Stewart  (-87)
10 Martin Truex Jr. (-2)   51  (-36) 0 0 10th Martin Truex Jr. (-111)
11 Dale Earnhardt Jr. (+1)   39  (-48) 1 0 11th Jeff Gordon  (-115)
12 Jeff Gordon (-5)   28  (-59) 1 0 12th Dale Earnhardt Jr.  (-160)

Week 8 “Relative” Chase Standings as of Texas

Week 8 “Relative” Chase Standings as of Texas
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   78 3 2 1st Jimmie Johnson
2 Jimmie Johnson   78   3 2 2nd Brad Keselowski  (-7)
3 Clint Bowyer (+1)   64  (-14) 2 1 3rd Clint Bowyer  (-36)
4 Kasey Kahne (-1) 61  (-17) 2 0 4th Kasey Kahne  (-58)
5 Matt Kenseth (+6)   54  (-24) 2 2 5th Matt Kenseth (-72)
6 Denny Hamlin (-1) 50 (-28) 4 1 6th Jeff Gordon  (-72)
7 Jeff Gordon (-1)   50  (-28) 1 0 7th Denny Hamlin  (-73)
8 Martin Truex Jr. (-1)   50  (-28) 0 0 8th Tony Stewart (-80)
9 Tony Stewart   39  (-28) 3 0 9th Martin Truex Jr.  (-80)
10 Greg Biffle   43  (-35) 1 1 10th Greg Biffle (-83)
11 Kevin Harvick   38  (-40) 0 0 11th Kevin Harvick  (-101)
12 Dale Earnhardt Jr.   34  (-44) 1 0 12th Dale Earnhardt Jr.  (-151)

Week 7 “Relative” Chase Standings as of Martinsville

Week 7 “Relative” Chase Standings as of Martinsville
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. 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   67 3 2 1st Jimmie Johnson
2 Jimmie Johnson   65  (-2) 3 1 2nd Brad Keselowski  (-2)
3 Kasey Kahne   60  (-7) 2 0 3rd Clint Bowyer  (-26)
4 Clint Bowyer (+1) 56  (-11) 2 1 4th Kasey Kahne  (-29)
5 Denny Hamlin (-2)   48  (-19) 4 1 5th Denny Hamlin (-49)
6 Jeff Gordon (+1) 47 (-20) 1 0 6th Jeff Gordon  (-54)
7 Martin Truex Jr. (-1)   46  (-21) 0 0 7th Martin Truex Jr.  (-63)
8 Matt Kenseth   44  (-23) 2 2 8th Matt Kenseth (-65)
9 Tony Stewart   39  (-28) 3 0 9th Greg Biffle  (-69)
10 Greg Biffle   38  (-29) 1 1 10th Tony Stewart (-71)
11 Kevin Harvick   32  (-35) 0 0 11th Kevin Harvick  (-88)
12 Dale Earnhardt Jr.   27  (-40) 1 0 12th Dale Earnhardt Jr.  (-140)

Week 6 “Relative” Chase Standings as of Kansas

Week 6 “Relative” Chase Standings as of Kansas
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. 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   58 3 2 1st Brad Keselowski
2 Jimmie Johnson   52  (-6) 3 0 2nd Jimmie Johnson  (-7)
3 Kasey Kahne (+1)   49  (-9) 2 0 3rd Denny Hamlin  (-20)
4 Denny Hamlin (-1) 47  (-11) 4 1 4th Clint Bowyer  (-25)
5 Clint Bowyer   46  (-12) 2 1 5th Kasey Kahne (-30)
6 Martin Truex Jr. (+1) 42 (-16) 0 0 6th Martin Truex Jr.  (-43)
7 Jeff Gordon (-1)   39  (-19) 1 0 7th Tony Stewart  (-47)
8 Matt Kenseth  (+3) 37  (-21) 2 2 8th Jeff Gordon (-51)
9 Tony Stewart   36  (-22) 3 0 9th Matt Kenseth  (-55)
10 Greg Biffle  (-2) 31  (-27) 1 1 10th Kevin Harvick (-59)
11 Kevin Harvick (-1)   30  (-28) 0 0 11th Greg Biffle  (-62)
12 Dale Earnhardt Jr.   22  (-36) 1 0 12th Dale Earnhardt Jr.  (-122)

Week 5 “Relative” Chase Standings

Week 5 “Relative” Chase Standings as of Charlotte
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. 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   51 3 2 1st Brad Keselowski
2 Jimmie Johnson   46  (-5) 3 0 2nd Jimmie Johnson  (-7)
3 Denny Hamlin   44  (-7) 4 1 3rd Denny Hamlin  (-15)
4 Kasey Kahne (+1) 39  (-12) 2 0 4th Clint Bowyer  (-28)
5 Clint Bowyer  (+1) 38  (-13) 2 1 5th Kasey Kahne (-35)
6 Jeff Gordon (-2) 34 (-20) 1 0 6th Greg Biffle  (-43)
7 Martin Truex Jr.   31  (-20) 0 0 7th Martin Truex Jr.  (-49)
8 Greg Biffle  (+4) 29  (-22) 1 1 8th Tony Stewart (-50)
9 Tony Stewart   27  (-24) 3 0 9th Jeff Gordon  (-50)
10 Kevin Harvick  (-2) 26  (-25) 0 0 10th Kevin Harvick (-54)
11 Matt Kenseth (+1)   24  (-27) 2 0 11th Matt Kenseth  (-67)
12 Dale Earnhardt Jr. (-2)   22  (-29) 1 0 12th Dale Earnhardt Jr.  (-86)

Week 4 “Relative” Chase Standings

Week 4 “Relative” Chase Standings

Place NASCAR Chase: Relative
Playoff System
Points Regular
Season
Wins
Chase Wins Official NASCAR Points
1 Brad Keselowski   45 3 2 1st Brad Keselowski
2 Jimmie Johnson   36  (-9) 3 0 2nd Jimmie Johnson  (-23)
3 Denny Hamlin   33  (-12) 4 1 3rd Denny Hamlin  (-23)
4 Jeff Gordon (+2) 32  (-13) 1 0 4th Kasey Kahne  (-36)
5 Kasey Kahne  (-1) 31  (-14) 2 0 5th Clint Bowyer (-40)
6 Clint Bowyer (-1) 25 (-20) 2 0 6th Jeff Gordon  (-42)
7 Martin Truex Jr.  (+2) 24  (-21) 0 0 7th Tony Stewart  (-46)
8 Kevin Harvick  (+2) 23  (-22) 1 0 8th Martin Trues Jr. (-48)
9 Tony Stewart  (-2) 22  (-23) 3 0 9th Greg Biffle  (-49)
10 Dale Earnhardt Jr.  (-2) 22  (-23) 1 0 10th Kevin Harvick (-49)
11 Matt Kenseth (+2)   20  (-25) 1 1 11th Dale Earnhardt Jr.  (-51)
12 Greg Biffle (-1)   20  (-25) 2 0 12th Matt Kenseth  (-62)

“Relative” Chase Standings: Week 3

Week 3 “Relative” Chase Standings

Place NASCAR Chase: Relative
Playoff System
Points Regular
Season
Wins
Chase Wins Official NASCAR Points
1 Brad Keselowski  (+1) 36 3 2 1st Brad Keselowski
2 Jimmie Johnson  (-1) 35  (-1) 3 0 2nd Jimmie Johnson  (-5)
3 Denny Hamlin   28  (-8) 4 1 3rd Denny Hamlin  (-16)
4 Kasey Kahne 24  (-12) 2 0 4th Clint Bowyer  (-25)
5 Clint Bowyer  (+1) 24  (-12) 2 0 5th Tony Stewart (-32)
6 Jeff Gordon (+2) 21 (-15) 1 0 6th Kasey Kahne  (-32)
7 Tony Stewart  (-2) 20  (-16) 3 0 7th Earnhardt Jr.  (-39)
8 Dale Earnhardt Jr.  (-1) 19  (-17) 1 0 8th Martin Trues Jr. (-42)
9 Martin Truex Jr.  (+1) 18  (-18) 0 0 9th Kevin Harvick  (-46)
10 Kevin Harvick  (-1) 15  (-21) 0 0 10th Jeff Gordon (-48)
11 Greg Biffle   10  (-26) 2 0 11th Greg Biffle  (-51)
12 Matt Kenseth   7  (-29) 1 0 12th Matt Kenseth  (-72)

Trach Schmak Chase Points Week 2

Here is week 2 under our relative points system.

Place NASCAR Chase: Relative
Playoff System
Points Regular
Season
Wins
Chase Wins Official NASCAR Points
1 Jimmie Johnson  (+1) 25 3 0 1st Jimmie Johnson
2 Brad Keselowski  (-1) 23  (-2) 3 1 2nd Brad Keselowski  (-1)
3 Denny Hamlin  (+4) 20  (-5) 4 1 3rd Denny Hamlin  (-7)
4 Kasey Kahne 20  (-5) 2 0 4th Tony Stewart  (-10)
5 Tony Stewart  (-2) 18  (-7) 3 0 5th Kasey Kahne (-15)
6 Clint Bowyer 17 (-8) 2 0 6th Clint Bowyer  (-15)
7 Dale Earnhardt Jr.  (-2) 13  (-12) 1 0 7th Earnhardt Jr.  (-26)
8 Jeff Gordon  (+4) 10  (-15) 1 0 8th Kevin Harvick (-31)
9 Kevin Harvick  (+1) 10  (-15) 0 0 9th Greg Biffle  (-33)
10 Martin Truex Jr.  (-2) 9  (-16) 0 0 10th Martin Truex Jr. (-34)
11 Greg Biffle  (-2) 7  (-18) 2 0 11th Matt Kenseth  (-35)
12 Matt Kenseth  (-1) 6  (-19) 1 0 12th Jeff Gordon  (-45)

Be sure to listen to this week’s Podcast where we will break down the points systems.

TrachSchmak Chase Points, Week 1

Week 1 of the Chase is complete and the TrachSchmak relative point system playoff is one! This point system assumes that all drivers start at 0 points, but get a bonus point for every regular season win. The standings below are “As Of Chicagoland.”

Place NASCAR Chase: Relative
Playoff System
Regular Season Wins Chase Wins Points Official NASCAR Points
1 Brad Keselowski 3 1 16 1st Keselowski
2 Jimmie Johnson 3 0 14 2nd Johnson
3 Tony Stewart 3 0 12 3rd Stewart
4 Kasey Kahne 2 0 12 4th Hamlin
5 Earnhardt Jr. 1 0 9 5th Kahne
6 Clint Bowyer 2 0 8 6th Bowyer
7 Denny Hamlin 4 0 7 7th Earnhardt Jr.
8 Martin Truex Jr. 0 0 7 8th Biffle
9 Greg Biffle 2 0 6 9th Truex Jr.
10 Kevin Harvick 0 0 5 10th Harvick
11 Matt Kenseth 1 0 3 11th Kenseth
12 Jeff Gordon 1 0 2 12th Gordon