Losing the battles, winning the war

Losing the battles, winning the war

There are 10 comments on the HometownAnnapolis story from Aug 21, 2010, titled Losing the battles, winning the war. In it, HometownAnnapolis reports that:

The risk, Denny Hamlin says, isn't worth the reward of winning a Sprint Cup race sometimes.

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“smokes~ mojo”

Since: Dec 06

kepin' the ears on the big dog

#1 Aug 22, 2010
It leads to a fundamental question for NASCAR fans: Is it OK if a driver doesn't win a race but wins the title?

“smokes~ mojo”

Since: Dec 06

kepin' the ears on the big dog

#3 Aug 22, 2010
Ok Do you think if you win a race that you should be considered for the chase and championship.

Should the chase be top 12 plus anyone who has won a race during this season and reset the points to reflect that.

So...who would that put in the chase as of now

harvick
gordon
hamlin
stewart
johnson
edwards
burton
kenseth
kyle
biffle
bowyer

other winner this year (so far)
kahne
mcmurray
kurt b
ryan
truex
montoya

“smokes~ mojo”

Since: Dec 06

kepin' the ears on the big dog

#6 Aug 22, 2010
well if you reset the points with the ten points per race it will put the winners above the non winners anyway.

“How We Roll”

Since: Nov 08

Area 51, Nevada

#8 Aug 22, 2010
PeeWeeHermanKB wrote:
<quoted text>No.
Yes. If I finish ahead of a car 35 times and he finishes ahead of me once for the win, how is he awarded higher than me?

The points system rewards the team that performs better throughout the season, wins or not. 1 win and several top tens just doesnt cut it like placing top 5s all season.

“smokes~ mojo”

Since: Dec 06

kepin' the ears on the big dog

#9 Aug 22, 2010
alpinedigital wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes. If I finish ahead of a car 35 times and he finishes ahead of me once for the win, how is he awarded higher than me?
The points system rewards the team that performs better throughout the season, wins or not. 1 win and several top tens just doesnt cut it like placing top 5s all season.
So should we put.. say top 5 points...like maybe 500 for win 400 for 2nd, 300 for 3rd, 200 for 4th and 100 for 5th and then a marked pt difference say seperate by 5 pt per position for those for 5-43.

or if you want to reward top 10
1000 1st
900 2
800 3
700 4
600 5
500 6
400 7
300 8
200 9
100 10
and so on..

“smokes~ mojo”

Since: Dec 06

kepin' the ears on the big dog

#10 Aug 22, 2010
probably have to be more than 5 but a decending point order per place to 43 rd
Bleep blop

North Liberty, IA

#11 Aug 22, 2010
Ehhh screw it...get rid of the chase PERIOD.

Since: Jan 07

Location hidden

#12 Aug 23, 2010
I don't have a problem with the points system the way it is. I don't think just because a driver might win one race that it should put him in the Chase. You could get a road ringer like Said come in and get lucky for one road course race and win and that might be the only race he runs all year. It wouldn't be fair for him to be in the chase when you have a driver that ran every race and might have finished top 10 every race but just never won.

“Clint give me some sugar”

Since: Aug 10

United States

#13 Aug 23, 2010
ruttrosmokesmojo wrote:
It leads to a fundamental question for NASCAR fans: Is it OK if a driver doesn't win a race but wins the title?
Dale Sr won one of his championships only winning one race . But that was with the old point system.

“Smokennnnn!!!!”

Since: Jul 09

Location hidden

#14 Aug 23, 2010
alpinedigital wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes. If I finish ahead of a car 35 times and he finishes ahead of me once for the win, how is he awarded higher than me?
The points system rewards the team that performs better throughout the season, wins or not. 1 win and several top tens just doesnt cut it like placing top 5s all season.
Cause he's a winner, Winners kiss the prom queen...

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