Q&A on NASCAR’s new Chase for the Sprint Cup format

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - JANUARY 30: Brian France (R), NASCAR CEO and Chairman, speaks as NASCAR president Mike Helton looks on during the NASCAR Media Tour at Charlotte Convention Center on January 30, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - JANUARY 30: Brian France (R), NASCAR CEO and Chairman, speaks as NASCAR president Mike Helton looks on during the NASCAR Media Tour at Charlotte Convention Center on January 30, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – JANUARY 30: Brian France (R), NASCAR CEO and Chairman, speaks as NASCAR president Mike Helton looks on during the NASCAR Media Tour at Charlotte Convention Center on January 30, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images)

NASCAR announced a new format to determine the season champion in its top tier Sprint Cup series Thursday. The elimination format will whittle the field from 16 to 4 drivers to win the crown in the final race of the season. Shortly after the announcement NASCAR published a short Q&A concerning the new format.

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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.