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Race for the chase with 2 Mulligans

Posted on: July 17, 2010 8:44 pm
Edited on: July 17, 2010 8:49 pm
 
NASCAR is talking about making changes to the chase.  Well my idea for changes would be to make changes to both the chase and the race to the chase.  And what I would implement is Mulligans.  2 Mulligans for the regular season and 1 for the chase.  Think about it, If the drivers could drop 2 races during the regular season it could make the race for the chase more interesting coming down the wire.  More interest would mean bigger turnouts and bigger ratings.  Right now you have maybe positions 10 - 15 fighting it out for a spot in the chase going into the last 3 or 4 races.  Now you could have positions 8 - 20 in that battle.  I did a spreadsheet for the regular season points and then one for the Mulligans there is a small differences, but the 20th place driver is within 180 points with the mulligans instead of being over 220 points out.  Difference is between positions. 

I'll try to update this weekly to show the changes in the standings with the mulligans;  Here's the results as of Chicago.

Driver                                          Points                  Difference                        

<colgroup span="1"></colgroup><col style="width: 100pt; mso-width-source: userset; mso-width-alt: 4864;" span="1" width="133"></col>Kevin Harvick                       2745                                     
Jeff Gordon                         2642                  -103             
Jimmie Johnson                   2557                  -85                     
Denny Hamlin                      2542                  -15                   
Kurt Busch                           2524                  -18                                         
Kyle Busch                           2488                  -36
Jeff Burton                           2465                  -23
Matt Kenseth                       2446                   -19
Tony Stewart                        2389                  -57
Carl Edwards                        2345                  -44
Greg Biffle                           2292                  -53
Clint Bowyer                         2286                  -6
Dale Earnhardt Jr.                 2271                  -15
Mark Martin                         2249                  -22
David Reutimann                 2190                   -59
Ryan Newman                     2187                    -3
Kasey Kahne                       2166                   -21
Jamie McMurray                   2105                   -61
Joey Logano                       2103                    -2
Martin Truex Jr.                   2060                   -43
Juan Pablo Montoya            2044                    -16
A J. Allmendinger                2021                    -23
Paul Menard                       1981                    -40
Scott Speed                        1838                    -143
David Ragan                       1836                    -2
Brad Keslowski                    1830                    -6
Elliott Sadler                       1750                     -80 
Marcos Ambrose                  1739                    -11
Sam Hornish Jr.                   1695                   -44
Regan Smith                       1599                   -96
Bobby Labonte                    1467                   -132
Robby Gordon                     1383                   -84
Travis Kvapil                       1303                   -80
David Gilliland                     1260                   -17
Kevin Conway                      1190                   -70

Difference between 8 and 20 (386 points)

Now what the points would look like with 2 Mulligans

Driver                                           Points                    Difference
Kevin Harvick                        2621
Jeff Gordon                          2495                 -126
Jimmie Johnson                    2442                 -53
Denny Hamlin                       2408                 -34
Kurt Busch                            2408                   0
Kyle Busch                            2394                 -14
Jeff Burton                           2306                 -88
Matt Kenseth                        2289                 -17
Carl Edwards                         2235                 -54
Tony Stewart                         2232                 - 3
Clint Bowyer                          2188                 -44
Greg Biffle                            2146                 -42
Dale Earnhardt Jr.                  2137                  -9
Mark Martin                           2127                 -10
David Reutimann                   2098                 -29
Ryan Newman                       2071                 -27
Kasey Kahne                         2059                 -12
Jamie McMurray                     2004                 -55
Joey Logano                         1985                  -19
Martin Truex Jr.                     1972                  -13
Juan Pablo Montoya               1943                 -29
A.J. Allmendinger                   1920                 - 23
Paul Menard                          1850                  -70
David Regan                          1735                 -115
Brad Keslowski                        1720                -15
Scott Speed                           1716                 -4
Marcos Ambrose                     1647                 -69
Elliott Sadler                           1632                -15
Sam Hornish Jr.                      1588                -44
Regan Smith                         1504                -84
Robby Gordon                        1383               -121
Bobby Labonte                       1381                -2
David Gilliland                        1260                -121
Travis Kvapil                           1243                -17
Kevin Conway                         1190                -53     

Difference between 8th and 20th (317 points)           
Category: Auto Racing
Tags: Chase, NASCAR
 
Comments

Since: Aug 15, 2006
Posted on: July 18, 2010 1:20 pm
 

Race for the chase with 2 Mulligans

RFG, all three missed at least 2 races.  If you miss a race the 0 is removed and but there is nothing to subtract from your score. 




Since: May 12, 2008
Posted on: July 18, 2010 8:52 am
 

Race for the chase with 2 Mulligans

Ummm... why do Conway, Gilliland and Robby have the same score on both...


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