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With 4 drivers mathematically eligible to win the Sprint Cup, I don't think we've really seen anything like that since the 1992 Hooters 500 in which Davey Allison, Bill Elliot, eventual champion Alan Kulwicki, Kyle Petty, Handsome Harry Gant and Mark Martin all had a shot to win the title.

The big difference is one happened naturally, and the new one is contrived, scripted, arranged, concocted, manufactured, and fabricated. It is a stupid gimmick meant to entertain. Not because of the sport of it.

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The big difference is one happened naturally, and the new one is contrived, scripted, arranged, concocted, manufactured, and fabricated. It is a stupid gimmick meant to entertain. Not because of the sport of it.

That's what I am conerned about, is NASCAR trying to script the finale out instead of having the drivers take care of it themselves.

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Just out of curiosity. What's stopping a team with a title contender from ordering one of its non-contending drivers to spend all of Homestead playing kamikaze with the other contenders?

Richmond sept 2013???

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The new Chase is completely stupid. A couple of their favorites didn't get in last year, so they completely redone it.

If they want to get their fans back then they need to go back to the way it was in the 80's. The qualifying and provisional setup needs to be the same as it was back then. That make it more competitive. Also, only award points to the top 20/25 each week AMA style.

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Just out of curiosity. What's stopping a team with a title contender from ordering one of its non-contending drivers to spend all of Homestead playing kamikaze with the other contenders?

Richmond sept 2013???

AKA "The Clint Bowyer Rule". Or, you can also include Joey Logano, Brian Vickers and David Gilliland's names into the whole screw-up as all colluded (not with each other) to alter the finish of the race.

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Just out of curiosity. What's stopping a team with a title contender from ordering one of its non-contending drivers to spend all of Homestead playing kamikaze with the other contenders?

Richmond sept 2013???

That's different. I'm talking actually trying to wreck the other guys cars.

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About time NASCAR became more of a sport and actually had winners be champions...

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Just out of curiosity. What's stopping a team with a title contender from ordering one of its non-contending drivers to spend all of Homestead playing kamikaze with the other contenders?

You mean other than getting fined hundreds of thousands of dollars by NASCAR, losing both major sponsors and the respect of the rest of the teams in the garage?

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Just out of curiosity. What's stopping a team with a title contender from ordering one of its non-contending drivers to spend all of Homestead playing kamikaze with the other contenders?

You mean other than getting fined hundreds of thousands of dollars by NASCAR, losing both major sponsors and the respect of the rest of the teams in the garage?

Can't you make it look like a genuine accident?

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NAPA is back in NASCAR, but in the Nationwide series, with JR Motorsports, sponsoring Chase Elliot's #9 Camaro

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Just out of curiosity. What's stopping a team with a title contender from ordering one of its non-contending drivers to spend all of Homestead playing kamikaze with the other contenders?

You mean other than getting fined hundreds of thousands of dollars by NASCAR, losing both major sponsors and the respect of the rest of the teams in the garage?

Can't you make it look like a genuine accident?

Im sure race control will be watching stuff like that with eagle eyes, after what happened at Richmond with all the "code talk" over Bowyers radio.

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I think the new system might work, but it's getting super watered down. I do like winning a chase race is an automatic qualifier for the next round. But who knows, we could see a 4 way battle on homestead for the ages. NASCAR fans hate change because it's scary to them.

I say IF they need to even have a chase, the ideal situation would be the top 10 move on, and points reset. 1st gets 45 bonus points, 2nd gets 40, and so on. After the 3rd race, the last place driver is eliminated. The final 3 fight it out in homestead.

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Just out of curiosity. What's stopping a team with a title contender from ordering one of its non-contending drivers to spend all of Homestead playing kamikaze with the other contenders?

You mean other than getting fined hundreds of thousands of dollars by NASCAR, losing both major sponsors and the respect of the rest of the teams in the garage?

Can't you make it look like a genuine accident?

Im sure race control will be watching stuff like that with eagle eyes, after what happened at Richmond with all the "code talk" over Bowyers radio.

You won't need 'radio code talk' when you'll know which four drivers are competing for the championship a week in advance.

If Nascar's letting this last race's finishing order decide the championship, they're fully aboard the "Have at it, boys!" train. It's clearly allowing the probability of intentional wrecking deciding the championship.

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The Sprint unlimited has been a pretty good race. We did have a big one & a good finish as well. It was entertaining. Tomorrow is qualifying for the great American race.

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I was in attendance for the Unlimited. Fun day, and not a bad race. Was neat seeing Harvick's car going from one that almost got him lapped to one that he had a legitimate shot to win with. The #4 team did awesome work. Kyle Busch managing to keep his car relatively damage free on his spin out was awesome too. I'm a Jeff Gordon fan, so it was a bit disappointing to see him with more bad luck, which has been pretty common the last 3 years. But overall it was a good one. Excited for the duels and just hopeful the 500 is more exciting than last year.

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The Sprint Unlimited was a good race. I think the idea of a fan-driven race is good, but how much is too much when it comes to fan-voting.

Fans decided everything last night. Like I said, it's a good idea on paper; but how much is too much?

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Austin Dillon is on pole with Truex Jr. in 2nd, the rest is of course to be determined via the duels.

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Austin Dillon is on pole with Truex Jr. in 2nd, the rest is of course to be determined via the duels.

Some people are screaming fix that Dillon piloted the #3 to the pole, like Danica did last year. All RCR cars were fast, but I certainly wasn't expecting Dillon to be in the catbirds' seat for the 500.

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If qualifying was fixed, Dale Jr. would be starting right there beside Dillon.

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It's definitely fixed. C'mon, Danica gets the pole in first full-season in the Cup, and now Dillon in the first race of the Earnhardt Rebirth.

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