February 9, 2011
Five-time defending NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson, shown here in Victory Lane after winning the Lenox Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H., doesn’t think simply changing the points system was enough to fix NASCAR’s larger issues.
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NASCAR entered its brief offseason with several nagging problems, intending to fix as many as possible. What top series officials emerged with is a new scoring format that simplifies the convoluted points system used since 1975. Left unchanged are sagging television ratings, alarming attendance drops and apathy from new and old fans alike.