Ancient Chaseology: 1975-1979

Ancient Chaseology: 1975-1979

Updated: September 13, 2008, 3:18 PM ET
By Matthew Willis | ESPN.com

Way back in 1975, NASCAR decided to change its points system, using an idea jotted down on a cocktail napkin at the Boot Hill Saloon in Daytona Beach, Fla. Pretty humble beginnings, no?

But what if these innovators had used a slightly bigger napkin -- maybe if they were eating ribs or something -- and had come up with the idea of the Chase three decades ago? How would the history of NASCAR have changed?

Now, a little disclaimer here. I know drivers would've probably driven ...

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