A New NASCAR Season: Gene Haas Tony Stewart Racing In 2011
The 2011 NASCAR season is wide open for Gene Haas Tony Stewart Racing. With a change in the point scoring system, fans and drivers alike will be getting used to a new look for 2011. Will Gene Haas Tony Stewart Racing dethrone Jimmie Johnson as Sprint Cup champ? Only time will tell, but with the momentum Gene Haas Tony Stewart Racing carried over from the end of 2010, there is a good chance we will see a new champion.
The New Point Scoring System For 2011
NASCAR officials shook up how races are scored for 2011. In the end, it looks like the entire season will be more competitive as it will be more difficult for a hot driver to pull ahead of the rest of the pack, especially early in the season. The winning driver now scores 43 points, 2nd place is good for 42 points, and that continues all the way down to 1 point for the last place driver. This tightens up the leader board as compared to the 5 point spread between finishes that existed last year. In addition, the lap bonus has been reduced from 5 points to 1 and the winner of the race receives an additional 3 points. Overall, this year’s standings should be tighter with a greater emphasis on winning races in order to make it into the Chase at the end of the season.
The entire Gene Haas Tony Stewart team is anxious to get started on another great year.