NASCAR announces major changes for XFINITY and Truck series

Brian France address the media Tuesday in Charlotte (Greg Engle)
Brian France address the media Tuesday in Charlotte (Greg Engle)
Brian France address the media Tuesday in Charlotte (Greg Engle)

Charlotte, N.C. – The short NASCAR off season ended Tuesday as the annual pilgrimage of the media who cover the sport ended at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte North Carolina.  The first session of the three day event brought perhaps the biggest new of the week as NASCAR announced that its Chase playoff format will be extended to the Xfinity and Truck series.

The format, featured in the top touring Sprint Cup series since 2004 and tweaked in 2014, features separate rounds of eligible drivers who are eliminated after three race rounds leaving four drivers racing for the respective series title in the final race of the season with the highest finisher among the four crowned as champion.

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Greg is a published award winning sportswriter who spent 23 years combined active and active reserve military service, much of that in and around the Special Operations community. Greg is the author of "The Nuts and Bolts of NASCAR: The Definitive Viewers' Guide to Big-Time Stock Car Auto Racing" and has been published in major publications across the country including the Los Angeles Times, the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He was also a contributor to Chicken Soup for the NASCAR Soul, published in 2010, and the Christmas edition in 2016. He wrote as the NASCAR, Formula 1, Auto Reviews and National Veterans Affairs Examiner for Examiner.com and has appeared on Fox News. He holds a BS degree in communications, a Masters degree in psychology and is currently a PhD candidate majoring in psychology. He is currently the weekend Motorsports Editor for Autoweek.