12) #1-Martin Truex Jr. 4314 Absolutely. 2012 Sprint Cup Driver Championship Points Standings without Chase: pos, car#, driver, points, behind rank, car#, driver, points, behind 11) #1-Jamie McMurray(EC), 1052, -269 The points are then reset for the top 4. See chart on the NASCAR Points System page, Jayski's Silly Season Site NASCAR Sprint Cup News Page However, at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship, the four drivers will start the race tied and there will be no bonus points .for laps led, etc. 9) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr.(X) [1 win], 1144, -115 A second-place finisher will earn 42 points, a third-place driver 41 points, and so on. game and take the historical results and translate them into the current Chase system. Drivers still must declare a series in which they will earn points, and will only be eligible to compete for a championship in that series. France doesn't want to announce any changes that will detract from this race. To race for a title in the 10-race, season-ending Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Busch must win one of the next 15 races, receive a medical waiver from NASCAR and either finish in the top 30 in points, or receive another NASCAR waiver for that requirement as well. So that tells us that the more we can do, to have incentives -- an incentive basis and decide this championship, that puts it all on the line more often -- that's what we need to be thinking about." I've said all along, when we can't explain it, so the people at home can understand it, it needs to be addressed. - A victory in the first 26 races all but guarantees a berth in the 10-race Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup - a change that will put an unprecedented importance on winning a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race all season long 7) #29-Kevin Harvick(X) [1 win], 1162, -97 If a driver wins a race in the Round of 8, the driver automatically advances to the next round. It will feature eight drivers and two elimination rounds, with four drivers competing in the Championship 4 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. (11-22-2015), Unofficial Top 25 in 2014 Sprint Cup Driver Points Standings (not the Chase): Each will then have their points reset to 5,000. 3) #2-Brad Keselowski(EC), 1179, -74 There are some outliers we want to look at. (11-30-2011), Standings if the Chase wasn't around and the old points system that was used from 1975 thru 2003 was still used, "Classic" 2010 Sprint Cup Series Points Standings: The plates the cars sit on during the inspection weigh thousands pounds and all of the equipment would need to be recalibrated if moved off site, Pemberton said. 2005: Five drivers within 100 points of lead (a sixth was exactly 100 back) 8) #22-Kurt Busch, 8th, 9th in the 1995-1999 block, Earnhardt would had won in 1995 instead of Gordon, but Gordon would had won in 1996 instead of Terry Labonte, in 1997 Jarrett would had took it and not Gordon, Gordon in 1998 and Bobby Labonte would had won in 1999 not Jarrett, so only Gordon in 1998 would had been the same. using the CURRENT points system, but NOT the Chase system, just points. 13) #38-Elliott Sadler, 4084, -1115 6) #99-Carl Edwards(X) [2 wins], 1118, -130 Drivers probably would have driven differently, which would have led to changed results and altered points championships during the years covered here. 14) #4-Kasey Kahne, 14th, 13th The remaining available positions (1-4) that have not been filled by wins will be filled on points. 15) #43-A.J. return ""; NASCAR XFINITY Series - Maximum 40-car field, race winner awarded 40 points, 40th place awarded one point. We will make changes to the Chase.