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Denny Hamlin defends Chase points change idea on Twitter

Jan 18, 2014, 1:00 PM EDT

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Denny Hamlin won the last race of the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, and is first on Twitter to defend the idea of a potential Chase points structure change.

The idea was brought to light last night following a report by the Charlotte Observer‘s Jim Utter, with NASCAR then issuing a response shortly afterwards.

Anyway, while drivers have yet to truly chime in on the matter, Hamlin offered a couple tweets on Saturday to outlined the potential excitement this could bring.

The “arm scratching” line is, of course, paying tribute to Clint Bowyer‘s infamous spin at Richmond last September, that set off a firestorm of controversy regarding who did and didn’t make the Chase for the Sprint Cup.

He added a couple more tweets when asked by fans about consistency.

  1. manik56 - Jan 18, 2014 at 2:07 PM

    Sure it will be exciting to an extent, but winning the Championship will reward not being unlucky for nine races and getting lucky in the 10th. Winning the Championship won’t mean you are the best. They will carry even less clout than Tony Stewart’s “IndyCar” Championship. I guess NASCAR couldn’t have F1 out-stupid them.

    Can the AP or someone like that award their own NASCAR Champion based on a legitimate point system with no Chase like they do in CFB? What did I just type? CFB crowns a more legitimate Champion than NASCAR, that is how contrived this loony idea is.

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