Before I jump into this blog let me check my email and the wires real quick and make sure no one else has clinched a spot in the Chase for the Championship...nope all good for now.
As I watched the news that first Kevin Harvick and then Jeff Gordon had clinched a spot in the Chase, I couldn't help but giggle. So this is it? This is the easier points system that's going to change the way we watch races? It's so easy that it takes NASCAR four days after the race to figure out who has already clinched a spot? What are we using here an abacus?
All joking aside, I do feel like we as fans have been sold a little bit of a bill of goods. This is what NASCAR CEO Brian France told us back in January.
"Many of our most loyal fans don't fully understand the points system we have used to date," said France. "So, we are simplifying the points system to one that is much easier to understand. Conceptually, it is comparable to our previous system, but it is easier to follow."