Found October 18, 2011 on NESN.com:
Most sports have playoff systems that are cut and dry. One team plays another team for the right to keep playing until a championship game eventually takes place. NASCAR is a bit different, though, so here's a bit of a breakdown. NASCAR first implemented a playoff system in 2004, and it has since evolved over the years, with the most recent change coming this past January. As it stands, after 26 races, 12 drivers advance to the Chase for the Sprint Cup. This has been the case since 2007, but the 12 drivers are now comprised of the top 10...
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