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NASCAR revamps points system

Updated: January 27, 2011, 9:29 AM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France announced on Wednesday a new points system for its top three series that will make the sport simpler for fans to follow.

The governing body also announced it will set qualifying order based on practice speeds and set starting order on practice speeds if qualifying is rained out. Previously, qualifying order was determined by a draw and starting order was set on points.

But the changes to the points system was the biggest news ...

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