As we all know by now, NASCAR has made quite a few rules changes for the upcoming season. One of those changes may or may not come into play after race No. 26 at Richmond.
Once again, the Chase for the Championship will welcome 12 drivers into the "playoffs." As normal, the top 10 in points will advance into the Chase. This year, however, the final two positions won't necessarily go to the drivers in 11th and 12th in the point standings, respectively.
Instead, the final two spots will go to the two drivers not already locked into the Chase who have the most wins through the first 26 races, provided they are in the top 20 in points.
This rule change could make for some interesting moments throughout the season. I am going to take a look at 8 reasons why this change in particular will make the season and the championship more exciting.