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NASCAR tweaks points systems to reflect reduced field

By AMANDA VINCENT

The reduction of full NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race fields from 43 to 40 cars, a change officially announced by the sanctioning body on Tuesday, has resulted in a slight change to the points system, as outlined by a bulletin distributed by NASCAR on Thursday afternoon.

Previously, points scale went from a base of 43 points to one point, with the race winner receiving 43 points, plus bonus points for race wins, laps led, etc, while the 43rd and final finisher received a base of one point. With the reduced field, race winners will receive a base of 40 points before earned bonus points are added, while the last place car/driver still receives a single base point.

The change trickles down to the Xfinity Series. That series raced with a full field of 40 cars last season, but still raced under a 43-point system. Meanwhile the Camping World Truck Series races with a full field of 32 trucks. That series’ new points system reflects that number, with 32 base points going to race winners and one base point to a race’s last-place finisher.

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