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That Brit From Over There writes:
"Final Old vs. New Points: So What Have We Learned?"
Posted by Riverside on November 30, 2011
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(DISCLAIMER: This is an approximation, and may not be completely accurate).

So what have we learned? Well actual not much.

What the new points system seems to have done is just simplified and overcomplicated and outdated system, which can interpreted mcuh more easily. It has also made everything a lot more closer. And while it kept the championship alive till the end, it didn't change the end points too much.

The big difference is the choice the drivers made at the start of the season to pick a championship to score points in. Had EDWARDS finished in front of STEWART, he would be Nationwide and Cup champion simultaneously, which would've been a first in NASCAR history. EDWARDS dominated the Nationwide Series, nailing it at Texas, two weeks before the end of the championship.

Also, of note, LALLY would have still be ROTY.
SRPINT CUP
POS - NO - DRIVER - RCS - POINTS - ACTUAL
1 - 14 - STEWART - 36 - 6639 - 1st
2 - 99 - EDWARDS - 36 - -19 - 2nd
3 - 29 - HARVICK - 36 - -244 - 3rd
4 - 17 - KENSETH - 36 - -264 - 5th
5 - 2 - KESELOWSKI - 36 - -281 - 5th
6 - 48 - JOHNSON - 36 - -351 - 6th
7 - 24 - J.GORDON - 36 - -421 - 8th
8 - 88 - EARNHARDT JR - 36 - -438 - 7th
9 - 11 - HAMLIN - 36 - -451 - 9th
10 - 39 - NEWMAN - 36 - -452 - 10th
11 - 22 - KURT BUSCH - 36 - -517 - 11th
12 - 18 - KYLE BUSCH - 35 - -582 - 12th
--- CHASE CUTOFF ---
13 - 4 - KAHNE - 36 - -2252 - 14th
14 - 33 - BOWYER - 36 - -2256 - 13th
15 - 43 - ALLMENDINGER - 36 - -2438 - 15th
16 - 16 - BIFFLE - 36 - -2450 - 16th
17 - 27 - MENARD - 36 - -2614 - 17th
18 - 9 - AMBROSE - 36 - -2631 - 19th
19 - 56 - TRUEX JR - 36 - -2631 - 18th
20 - 42 - MONTOYA - 36 - -2659 - 21st
21 - 31 - BURTON - 36 - -2670 - 20th
22 - 5 - MARTIN - 36 - -2683 - 22nd
23 - 6 - RAGAN - 36 - -2724 - 23rd
24 - 20 - LOGANO - 36 - -2768 - 24th
25 - 83 - VICKERS - 36 - -2954 - 25th
26 - 78 - SMITH - 36 - -3016 - 26th
27 - 1 - McMURRAY - 36 - -3094 - 27th
28 - 00 - REUTIMANN - 36 - -3242 - 28th
29 - 47 - B.LABONTE - 36 - -3502 - 29th
30 - 34 - GILLILAND - 36 - -3786 - 30th
31 - 13 - MEARS - 35 - -3920 - 31st
32 - 36 - BLANEY - 35 - -4007 - 32nd
33 - 51 - CASSILL - 32 - -4162 - n/a
34 - 71 - LALLY - 29 - -4541 - 33rd
35 - 38 - KVAPIL - 29 - -4631 - n/a
36 - 7 - R.GORDON - 25 - -5054 - 34th
37 - 55 - YELEY - 31 - -5090 - 35th
38 - 87 - NEMECHEK - 36 - -5117 - n/a
39 - 21 - BAYNE - 17 - -5150 - n/a
40 - 66 - McDOWELL - 32 - -5222 - 36th
41 - 32 - BLISS - 18 - -5311 - n/a
42 - 32 - SKINNER - 22 - -5693 - n/a
43 - 30 - STREMME - 18 - -5820 - 41st
44 - 37 - RAINES - 12 - -5880 - 37th
45 - 46 - SPEED - 13 - -6023 - n/a
46 - 32 - T.LABONTE - 8 - -6083 - 39th
47 - 32 - SCHRADER - 7 - -6090 - 38th
48 - 09 - ELLIOTT - 5 - -6184 - 40th
49 - 95 - STARR - 4 - -6372 - n/a
50 - 15 - WALTRIP - 3 - -6374 - 42nd

NATIONWIDE
POS - NO - DRIVER - RCS - POINTS - ACTUAL
1 - 60 - EDWARDS - 33 - 5315 - n/a
2 - 6 - STENHOUSE JR - 34 - -358 - 1st
3 - 2 - SADLER - 34 - -565 - 2nd
4 - 31 - ALLGAIER - 34 - -836 - 3rd
5 - 88 - ALMIROLA - 34 - -879 - 4th
6 - 32 - SORENSON - 34 - -962 - 5th
7 - 22 - KESELOWSKI - 29 - -1036 - n/a
8 - 38 - LEFFLER - 34 - -1124 - 6th
9 - 09 - K.WALLACE - 34 - -1325 - 7th
10 - 11 - SCOTT - 34 - -1387 - 8th
11 - 62 - ANNETT - 34 - -1394 - 9th
12 - 66 - S.WALLACE - 34 - -1469 - 10th
13 - 16 - BAYNE - 29 - -1633 - 11th
14 - 19 - BLISS - 34 - -1778 - 12th
15 - 01 - M.WALLACE - 34 - -1910 - 13th
16 - 18 - KYLE BUSCH - 20 - -1950 - n/a
17 - 87 - NEMECHEK - 30 - -2142 - 14th
18 - 20 - LOGANO - 22 - -2165 - n/a
19 - 51 - CLEMENTS - 33 - -2250 - 15th
20 - 7 - WISE - 31 - -2318 - 16th
21 - 15 - HILL - 33 - -2323 - 17th
22 - 81 - KOCH - 32 - -2493 - 18th
23 - 14 - McCLURE - 34 - -2545 - 19th
24 - 28 - COPE - 33 - -2611 - 20th
25 - 89 - SHEPHERD - 34 - -2749 - 21st
26 - 99 - R.TRUEX - 17 - 3423 - 22nd
27 - 23 - RICHARDSON JR - 23 - -3469 - 24th
28 - 33 - HARVICK - 13 - -3554 - n/a
29 - 12 - HORNISH JR - 13 - -3627 - 23rd
30 - 40 - WIMMER - 21 - -3673 - 25th
31 - 38 - KAHNE - 12 - -3738 - n/a
32 - 52 - LEPAGE - 22 - -3742 - 27th
33 - 70 - STREMME - 13 - -3858 - n/a
34 - 33 - BOWYER - 10 - -3885 - n/a
35 - 7 - PATRICK - 12 - -3965 - 26th
36 - 41 - C.LONG - 25 - -3979 - 31st
37 - 30 - BUESCHER - 11 - -4023 - n/a
38 - 70 - SETZER - 22 - -4041 - 28th
39 - 44 - J.GREEN - 29 - -4062 - 38th
40 - 04 - ANDREWS - 25 - -4133 - 32nd
41 - 13 - COBB - 18 - -4151 - 29th
42 - 40 - LEWANDOSKI - 18 - -4209 - 30th
43 - 33 - MENARD - 7 - -4220 - n/a
44 - 18 - HAMLIN - 5 - -4474 - n/a
45 - 41 - CHAPMAN - 17 - -4491 - 42nd
46 - 71 - CARTER - 16 - -4493 - 37th
47 - 46 - MILLER - 17 - -4545 - 46th
48 - 64 - REUTIMANN - 6 - -4580 - n/a
49 - 18 - McDOWELL - 5 - -4585 - n/a
50 - 39 - EFLAND - 8 - -4635

TRUCK SERIES
POS - NO - DRIVER - RCS - POINTS - ACTUAL
1 - 3 - A.DILLON - 25 - 3607 - 1st
2 - 13 - SAUTER - 25 - -19 - 2nd
3 - 33 - HORNADAY JR - 25 - -138 - 4th
4 - 31 - BUESCHER - 24 - -139 - 3rd
5 - 17 - PETERS - 25 - -228 - 5th
6 - 5 - BODINE - 25 - -334 - 6th
7 - 22 - COULTER - 25 - -366 - 7th
8 - 88 - CRAFTON - 25 - -374 - 8th
9 - 60 - WHITT - 25 - -474 - 9th
10 - 8 - PIQUET JR - 25 - -494 - 10th
11 - 29 - KLIGERMAN - 25 - -592 - 11th
12 - 62 - GAUGHAN - 25 - -656 - 12th
13 - 81 - STARR - 25 - -689 - 13th
14 - 6 - LOFTON - 25 - -754 - 14th
15 - 23 - WHITE - 25 - -758 - 15th
16 - 4 - CARMICHAEL - 25 - -768 - 16th
17 - 7 - PALUDO - 25 - -833 - 17th
18 - 9 - PAPIS - 25 - -901 - 18th
19 - 18 - KYLE BUSCH - 16 - -1099 - n/a
20 - 39 - R.SIEG - 25 - -1137 - 19th
21 - 92 - ROGERS - 16 - -1786 - 20th
22 - 2 - HARVICK - 9 - -2012 - n/a
23 - 20 - J.LONG - 17 - -2037 - 21st
24 - 57 - BENNING - 19 - -2049 - 22nd
25 - 66 - MARKS - 13 - -2325 - 23rd
26 - 2 - SADLER - 9 - -2383 - n/a
27 - 32 - FEESE - 10 - -2529 - 24th
28 - 93 - S.SIEG - 12 - -2534 - 26th
29 - 10 - COBB - 12 - -2535 - n/a
30 - 5 - KVAPIL - 10 - -2539 - 25th
31 - 38 - GARVEY - 18 - -2662 - 31st
32 - 6 - GOESS - 9 - -2672 - 27th
33 - 32 - SWEET - 8 - -2775 - 28th
34 - 51 - RICHARDS - 8 - -2861 - 30th
35 - 98 - ARMSTRONG - 7 - -2870 - 29th
36 - 2 - BOWYER - 4 - -2877 - n/a
37 - 32 - ARPIN - 5 - -3018 - 32nd
38 - 84 - FONTAINE - 7 - -2967 - 35th
39 - 19 - MAYHEW - 5 - -2926 - 33rd
40 - 09 - SILAS - 6 - -3055 - n/a
41 - 07 - CHAPMAN - 8 - -3062 - n/a
42 - 66 - CHASTAIN - 5 - -3073 - 34th
43 - 93 - McLEOD - 7 - -3012 - 37th
44 - 63 - SMITH - 6 - -3034 - 36th
45 - 1 - J.EARNHARDT - 5 - -3130 - 38th
46 - 74 - HARMON - 7 - -3162 - n/a
47 - 21 - GALE - 4 - -3164 - 40th
48 - 21 - T.DILLON - -3183 - 39th
49 - 02 - DICK - -3194 - 44th
50 - 66 - YELEY - -3202 - n/a

I also found out that, without the Chase, EDWARDS would have won the Cup series at Phoenix, rendering his race with STEWART at Homestead irrelevent.

OLD STYLE WITH 1 RACE TO GO
1 - EDWARDS - 5049
2 - JOHNSON - 4844
3 - HARVICK - 4754
4 - STEWART - 4712
5 - KENSETH - 4629

OLD STYLE FINISHED

1 - EDWARDS - 5229
2 - JOHNSON - 4916
3 - STEWART - 4902
4 - HARVICK - 4901
5 - KENSETH - 4870

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