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Nascar – 2009

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Tomorrow ends the 2009 season and the 6th year that the Race for the Chase rules have applied.

The 2009 Champion?

I still have mixed thoughts on this setup to this day.  The purpose of the Race for the Chase has been to tighten the championship point structure down so many more drivers are in the running.  I’m not sure it is working as designed because as it stands now, Jimmy Johnson is just about a shoe-in to win his 4th championship (consecutively as well).  Can it be that the combination of Jimmy Johnson and Chad Knaus is so strong that even teammates like Jeff Gordon and Mark Martin are long shots tomorrow?   Forget about Junior – his head is NOT in racing anymore and I doubt he will be back at Hendricks next year.  I am searching the web now for comparison statistics on how Jimmy would have fared without these rules and will update this post once I find them.

http://www.nascar.com/drivers/dps/jjohnson00/cup/index.html

Written by matthewkeane

November 21, 2009 at 9:56 pm