I say that because last year I heard many of the commentators praising the non-chasers for staying out of the way, in other words not to race the twelve teams competing for the championship.
I may be wrong but that was the impression I got from those comments.
If that’s the case , then why should the rest of the field be in the mix, it would make perfect sense if only the chase teams participated. What to do with the rest? Maybe they could run a shorter race before the main event.
Does that make sense?
Maybe not, but the chase concept needs some kind of incentive other than the top 35 to make the rest of the field relevant, right now they look to be just fillers.
What could make the rest of the field part of the chase mix?
What if NASCAR inserted a wild-card in the chase, lets say a sort of “ the best of the rest” in other words having the rest of the field participate in the chase, stay with me on this. Lets say going into the championship races you’re 27 th. in the standings but all of the sudden your team gets hot and your winning the chase points race , you would win the championship as a wild card.
To keep it fair for the teams who fought to get into the top 12 “the best of the rest” can’t move into the top 12 standings at seasons end, they can only win the championship.
You understand what I’m saying?
Imagine , if there was a -wild-card Mark Martin, Juan Pablo Montoya, J. McMurray, David Reutimann,Dale Earnhardt Jr., Ryan Newman, Joey Logano and Martin Truex Jr. would have a chance at a championship, I understand a small chance but at least they get a second chance.
Would that be something that would help interest in the chase?
Does that sound silly? Maybe but if you got a better plan please tell us.
By the way Mr. France if you like my idea please have your people contact my people and lets work out a consulting fee, I’m cheap but not free. (I’m on the floor laughing at my own silliness)
Don’t you just love NASCAR, I do, what a great soap opera .
As always this is just a fans opinion and from what I understand everybody has one and I thank God for that Enough said.