In 2004, NASCAR changed its championship system and created the Chase format.
The catalyst for this change came when Matt Kenseth won the championship in 2003, despite only recording one victory throughout that season. In comparison, Ryan Newman won eight races that season, but finished sixth in the standings.
Have you ever wondered what might have happened had the Chase never been created?
This article will break down season by season what the final standings would have been if NASCAR had continued to use the non-Chase system.