Friday, November 14, 2014

Tale of the Tape (#NASCAR)

Chase for the Championship Finale 

NASCAR Car stats are important. However, with the 2014 Chase format revision, stats are not quite as important as in the past. This year beating, banging and blocking played a predominate role in determining who advanced to this weekend’s championship round at the Homestead-Miami Speedway.

“This format has just created that,’’ Kevin Harvick, one of the four possible champions said after his Phoenix win last week. “You have to do things that you normally wouldn't do, and in the end you have to try to make something happen for your team. You try to put yourself in a position to where you can be on the best defensive side of that to try to make it out of the corner without getting wrecked.’’

As NASCAR supports more contact, drivers will try to figure out what is permissible. It should be interesting to see how the surviving four strategize the last, yet all-encompassing last battle for the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup trophy.


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