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NASCAR may scrap points system it has used since 1975

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - A person familiar with NASCAR's proposed

changes for this season says the sanctioning body is considering

scrapping the points system it has used since 1975.

The overhauling of the system is one of a handful of changes

NASCAR is considering implementing before next month's

season-opening Daytona 500. Series officials have been detailing

their ideas in individual meetings with teams, the person who

attended one of the briefings told The Associated Press.

The person spoke to The AP on condition of anonymity because

NASCAR has not finalized its upcoming changes.

The sanctioning body wants to go to a scoring system that would

award 43 points to the race winner, and one point less for each

ensuing position down to 1 point for the 43rd-place finisher.

NASCAR is also shying away from wholesale changes to its Chase

for the Sprint Cup championship format.

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