DNAsports

2020 NASCAR Season Thread

Recommended Posts

Going into the final race of the season, the only driver in the top 5 in points who isn't in the so-called Championship Four is the actual points leader. 

Sorry if I'm beating a dead horse when I say this, but seriously, :censored: the Playoffs.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14 hours ago, mcj882000 said:

Going into the final race of the season, the only driver in the top 5 in points who isn't in the so-called Championship Four is the actual points leader. 

Sorry if I'm beating a dead horse when I say this, but seriously, :censored: the Playoffs.

 

Yeah, it does suck.  On the plus side, I guess, the :censored:ty system gave him a championship he would not have won otherwise -- so he's even.

 

The real crime is the Chase and everything that's come since they implemented it robbed us of potential 7-time champ Jeff Gordon.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 11/6/2020 at 2:15 PM, See Red said:

 

Yeah, it does suck.  On the plus side, I guess, the :censored:ty system gave him a championship he would not have won otherwise -- so he's even.

 

The real crime is the Chase and everything that's come since they implemented it robbed us of potential 7-time champ Jeff Gordon.

Harvick is actually tied for "biggest loser" with Gordon. In a full season points format Harvick wins the title in 2010, 2015, 2016, and now 2020. Gordon, like you said, would've gotten 3 more (2004, 2007, 2014) and become a 7 time champion. Both are at a net 3 championships lost due to the Chase. 

 

With that said, congrats to Chase Elliott! I'll never like him as a driver, and I'll never like this format, but he really stepped up when it counted. Won at Martinsville, won at Phoenix, won the championship. In a few years people will look back and say it was one of the most clutch performances ever. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Magic Dynasty said:

Harvick is actually tied for "biggest loser" with Gordon. In a full season points format Harvick wins the title in 2010, 2015, 2016, and now 2020. Gordon, like you said, would've gotten 3 more (2004, 2007, 2014) and become a 7 time champion. Both are at a net 3 championships lost due to the Chase. 

 

With that said, congrats to Chase Elliott! I'll never like him as a driver, and I'll never like this format, but he really stepped up when it counted. Won at Martinsville, won at Phoenix, won the championship. In a few years people will look back and say it was one of the most clutch performances ever. 

 

Ohhh, I hadn't considered the other years Harvick might have won.  And Jimmie would have how many... two?

 

Chase is my guy so I'm pretty happy he won, but I hate the format too.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, See Red said:

 

Ohhh, I hadn't considered the other years Harvick might have won.  And Jimmie would have how many... two?

 

Chase is my guy so I'm pretty happy he won, but I hate the format too.

Jimmie would have 3 (2006, 2009, 2013). He's undoubtably still a great driver, but he definitely benefitted the most from the Chase's existence with an astounding +4 net gain. Just goes to show how much he and Chad Knaus were able to pick it up in crunch time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.