Which they did in the old format before the chase, where everyone raced, got points & the one with the most points won at the end of the season. NASCAR should have stuck to that format, because it gave everyone a chance to sneak in & win. Look at Alan Kulwicki
, owner/driver of a small one car team who in 1992 won his first championship. Certainly not someone anyone was expecting to defeat the big NASCAR drivers.
Now, it seems NASCAR seems to think it's not entertaining unless it comes up with another confusing un-needed format change every season or two.
Aw whom am I kidding, I'll be watching. --
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