This year, everything changes. No, seriously. Every. Thing. NASCAR is changing the way it awards points, the way it determines the participants in its season-ending playoffs, the way it allows teams to qualify and test, and oh-by-the-way also the cars themselves. Heck, the only thing that's missing is a cosmic alteration of driver DNA, so Jimmie Johnson can stretch his arms like Mr. Fantastic, and Kurt Busch can go invisible like Sue Storm.
With a changed Chase, a modified Dodge Charger nose, new qualifying rules and, last but certainly not least, the Car of Tomorrow, life in Nextel Cup racing is getting harder and harder to keep up with. But don't worry: from new rules to new technology, we've got you covered.
Modified Points and Chase