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"Messed Up Points - 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup"
Posted by Biscuits In A Red Bull on January 1, 2013
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I got bored one day and decided to rework the NSCS 2012 season, using the 1990s points system used in F1, which goes:

1 - 10
2 - 6
3 - 4
4 - 3
5 - 2
6 - 1

By using such a simple system, and with no chase, the results are hugely different:

1 Johnson 107
2 Hamlin 94
3 Keselowski 74
4 Gordon 64
5 Stewart 64
6 Kyle Busch 64
7 Kenseth 60
8 Kahne 57
9 Bowyer 55
10 Biffle 54
11 Earnhardt Jr 46
12 Harvick 28
13 Truex Jr 26
14 Newman 24
15 Martin 19
16 Ambrose 14
17 Logano 13
18 Burton 9
19 Edwards 8
20 Allmendinger 6
21 Vickers 6
22 Menard 5
23 Kurt Busch 4
24 Almirola 4
25 Ragan 3
26 Hornish Jr 2
27 Smith 2

Jimmie Johnson secures the championship following Denny Hamlin's 2nd at Phoenix. The pair had been leagues ahead of everyone else from Bristol onwards, ahead of Denny Hamlin. Our 2012 champion, Keselowski, finishes 3rd, taking that position off of Tony Stewart following the 2nd Dover race. The most impressive mover, comparing the two systems, is Sam Hornish Jr, who, following a 5th at the Glen, finishes 26th, moving up 33 places from his 59th place in the real standings. I wish NASCAR made more sense to me...


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