My jury is still out on the newer F1 points system. Yes it makes for exciting title races but the two point spread is sticking in my throat like just-chewed antacid. I am learning to deal with it but after hearing about NASCAR’s Race to the Cup points deal, I am thankful for Bernie, Max and the new system we have.
After being the most consistent racer all season, which is what NASCAR is all about, Jeff Gordon lead the points nearly the whole season. Now that the chase to the race is over, he goes into the final races in second place. NASCAR gives the top drivers 5000 points and a 0 point bonus for each win. That puts Jeff in second. Now color me reactionary but shouldn’t they just give those 10 point bonuses out when they actually win the races and at the end of the chase, what points you have is what points you have? It’s a good thing I don’t watch NASCAR because I would be miffed to watch an entire season, have my favorite driver on his way to a championship only to have all his points, effort and consistency taken away and placed behind the eight ball going into the cup races. Why even watch the season? The season really starts now and if they chuck all the other drivers out after the chase for the race; why even give points for 20th or 28th during the season. Just award points for the top ten and call it a day.
I would be insulted if I were a fan. Heck, I’m not even a fan and I am insulted for them fans.