CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - A person familiar with NASCAR's proposed changes for this season says the sanctioning body is considering scrapping the points system it has used since 1975.
The overhauling of the system is one of a handful of changes NASCAR is considering implementing before next month's season-opening Daytona 500. Series officials have been detailing their ideas in individual meetings with teams, the person who attended one of the briefings told The Associated Press.
The person spoke to The AP on condition of anonymity because NASCAR has not finalized its upcoming changes.
The sanctioning body wants to go to a scoring system that would award 43 points to the race winner, and one point less for each ensuing position down to 1 point for the 43rd-place finisher.
NASCAR is also shying away from wholesale changes to its Chase for the Sprint Cup championship format.

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