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Voice of Vito: NASCAR Turns to Mario Kart to Determine Sprint Cup Champion

With the dawn of the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Season just a few weeks away, NASCAR decided to change the rules – yet again – at the very last minute.

For the fourth time in less than ten seasons, the format used to decide the champion has changed once more. There were rumblings of something happening regarding the ranking system used throughout last year, expanding the Chase field to 15, more points for winning, a wild card entry (just like the NFL!), among a myriad of other subtle tweaks and changes. So at the 11th hour, in the midst of NASCAR Pre-Season Thunder media tour, NASCAR unveiled their new points system.

Voice of Vito: Hamlin, Johnson, Harvick – Pros & Cons for NASCAR’s 2010 Title Contenders

NASCAR has finally gotten its wish. After the inaugural Chase season of 2004 produced one of the most memorable championship battles in history, one that literally went down to the last lap of the last race, the final event at Homestead on Sunday is going to be just that — a race. With just 15 …

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