NASCAR changed the game in 2004 when they announced the NASCAR Chase. Gone was the previous championship format in which a champion was crowned by accumulating the most points over the entire season. The introduction of the NASCAR Chase in 2004 was meant to being more excitement to the end of the season.
When did NASCAR change the points system?
This change was implemented in 1975, a year which is sometimes referred to as the start of the Modern Era of NASCAR. A fiery driver named Cale Yarborough had been associated with NASCAR for a few years prior to the points change, but figured out quickly that he was capable of points racing.
What is Chase Elliott salary?
Chase Elliott signed a 4 year contract extension with Hendrick Motorsports.
Who is the most popular NASCAR driver of all time?
NASCAR Power Rankings of Cup drivers of all time
- Jimmie Johnson — As time passes, his accomplishments will be further revered. …
- Richard Petty — He went from seven-time champion to cultural icon. …
- Dale Earnhardt — The seven-time champion was particularly dominant from 1986-91.
How does NASCAR points Work 2020?
Points are earned based on a driver’s finishing position at the end of the race. Points can also be earned by finishing in the top 10 at the end of a race stage. In addition, the winner of each stage earns one playoff point the race receives five playoff points.