NASCAR Gets New Points System

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NASCAR is replacing the complicated scoring system it has used since 1975 with a more straightforward format.None of the changes for the 2011 season announced by chairman Brian France at the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Wed…

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NASCAR is replacing the complicated scoring system it has used since 1975 with a more straightforward format.

None of the changes for the 2011 season announced by chairman Brian France at the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Wednesday came as much of a surprise. NASCAR officials had been briefing teams for almost two weeks on the changes in an effort to give competitors feedback on the direction being taken.

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