This marks the fourth overhaul of stock car racing's postseason since the Chase for the Sprint Cup was introduced in 2004. Which begs the question: Why?
Ryan McGee delves into NASCAR betting -- where it stands in Vegas and what the future holds -- as well as Bill France Sr.'s dealings with Jimmy Hoffa.
How do you generate interest in NASCAR when baseball pennant fever is running rampant and the NFL is in the meat of its schedule? If you're Brian France, you devise a playoff system called the Chase for the Sprint Cup, writes Ed Hinton.
Why fly to France? Page 2's Brian Murphy found a better way to watch Lance Armstrong win the Tour de France.