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)