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View Poll Results: Whats the issue?
The points system 10 45.45%
The races are too long 8 36.36%
Too many rule changes 9 40.91%
"New School" drivers 5 22.73%
Prices of the races 5 22.73%
Nothing is wrong 3 13.64%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 22. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-11-2014, 05:42 PM
 
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Its really the track that will decide based likely on revenues.
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Old 12-19-2014, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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[SNIP] I been watching for 30 plus years and have no issue with the Chase format. The interest in the Homestead finale was higher than it has been in years. Every sport has to evolve some... the drivers change, the cars change, the tracks change why can't the points system change? I don't get the gripe about that.... had Newman won then I might have complained myself but Harvick was easily the best driver/team this year so all is good plus every sport will occasionally have an underdog or Cinderella sneak up and win a title. My only complaint about the Chase is the number of teams/drivers that have to be in... I think that if you don't win a race, your not in the chase... that way, no winless driver will ever win the Championship. [SNIP]
Perhaps for some people who do not care about the credibility of the championship format, but certainly not for me. I boycotted this year's disgusting finale for the first time ever since I began watching NASCAR about a decade ago.

TV ratings for this year's finale was the same as last year's finale despite all of the overwhelmingly disgusting hype for this year's new format. That means for every new person who watched the finale, another was alienated and didn't watch.
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Old 12-19-2014, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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You know i never really thought about the credibility of the Championship. I think Harvick was a deserving Champion and can't imagine anyone would think otherwise... ?? he not only WON the chase in the new format, but he was also the most consistent and dominant driver throughout the season... seems credible to me.. but what i do know..
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Old 12-20-2014, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Island of Misfit Toys
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Yeah I don't think anyone can argue against Harvick. He had a good season and won. The format was terribad but not him.

Losing their title sponsor (NASCAR) is a problem and a trend. I'd have to think the sport is really in trouble now.
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