Ranking the 10 Greatest Chase Performances in NASCAR History

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Ranking the 10 Greatest Chase Performances in NASCAR History
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When it was created in 2004, the Chase changed the sport of NASCAR. Drivers could no longer win the championship by dominating early in the year or by consistency alone.

And while fans of stock car racing remain split on if the Chase helped or hurt NASCAR, there have been a handful of incredible performances that have resulted from the relatively young postseason setup.

Drivers compete all through the regular season to earn a spot in the Chase, and when the race for the championship does start, drivers bring their best.

It's led to plenty of exciting finishes and even surprises, as drivers seem to come alive when the championship is on the line.

Whether the Chase has hurt or helped NASCAR will always be up for debate, but regardless, these 10 performances were the best NASCAR has seen during the Chase era.

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