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.