The all-new Chase for the Sprint Cup has arrived. The new elimination-style system uses the handy Chase Grid to keep track of how drivers can advance through each round to make it to the final race in Homestead-Miami.
Just like for the NCAA Basketball Tournament each March, NASCAR fans will fill out their Chase Grid prior to the start of the final ten races.
Many people make filling out the basketball bracket a game, so now, NASCAR fans have the same opportunity. Turn 4 Racing News is launching Chase Madness.
This game is simple. All you have to do is fill out a Chase Grid by hand and tweet and/or email it to us at @NASCARJason, @Turn4RacingNews, or firstname.lastname@example.org. When you send your bracket prior to the drop of green-flag at Chicagoland Speedway, you are entered in the challenge. Whoever acquires the most points (points system explained below) throughout the ten-races will be featured in an article during the off-season.
Good luck and start filling out and sending in those Chase Grids!
The 16 Drivers in the Chase
1. Brad Keselowski
2. Jeff Gordon
3. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
4. Jimmie Johnson
5. Joey Logano
6. Kevin Harvick
7. Carl Edwards
8. Kyle Busch
9. Denny Hamlin
10. Kurt Busch
11. Kasey Kahne
12. Aric Almirola
13. A.J Allmendinger
14. Matt Kenseth
15. Greg Biffle
16. Ryan Newman
Contender Round: For every driver you correctly predict to make it to the Contender Round, you earn one point.
Eliminator Round: For every driver you correctly predict to make it to the Eliminator Round, you earn two points.
Championship Round: For every driver you correctly predict to make it to the final round of four, you earn four points.
Sprint Cup Champion: If you correctly predict the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion, you earn ten points.