Commentary

Don't hate the Chase

Critics grumble, but at least we have a reason to watch in September

Updated: September 16, 2009, 4:19 PM ET
By Ryan McGee | ESPN The Magazine

To my friends, colleagues and readers who continue to plead with me that NASCAR's six-year-old Chase for the Sprint Cup format doesn't work, I have thought long and hard about my response to you. I spent most of Saturday night's Chevy Rock and Roll 400 trying to come up with the best counterargument to your "this is an unfair and trumped-up manner in which to choose a champion."

Ryan McGee | email

ESPN The Magazine, NASCAR

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