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Points system penalizes Chase contenders

Updated: October 8, 2012, 2:03 PM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

It is time for Chase drivers to have a separate points system.

This revelation was reached as 25 cars were turned to junkyard material on the final lap of Sunday's Sprint Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway.

One mistake by a driver at Talladega -- even if the mistake is made by one of the 12 Chase drivers, as it was with Tony Stewart in this unbelievably wild finish -- shouldn't be so costly for the others battling for a championship.

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