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Everyone remembers the Texas race. Kyle Busch was on his way to presumably a top 10 finish when he got into a scrum with non-Chase driver David Reutimann.
After NASCAR qualifies the top ten in points and the race winners into the Chase, give them an easy to understand points system.
The Chasers are really racing each other in a field with other drivers, and they shouldn't impact the outcome if they decide to take a Chaser out.
The last placed Chaser in any race gets zero points.
From there, it increases 10 points per position to the top finishing Chaser.
If a Chaser happens to win the race, he gets a 10 points bonus.
For example, say 13 drivers make the Chase.
The lowest finishing chaser gets zero, the 12th place Chaser gets 10 points, 11th gets 20 and so on all the way to the highest finishing Chaser, who takes 120 points from the race. If he wins, he gets 130.
This way, one disastrous day won't eliminate you from contention because someone can't pull dramatically away from you while you're languishing in 35th at the hands of another driver.
Next week, you can gain a good many of the points back even if that other driver runs well and there's just enough Chasers between you.
Leaders won't be able to get that lead and sit on it if there's a lot of chasers in proximity, which seems to happen a lot since these are presumably the best teams in the series.