Explaining NASCARs tricky new race format and drivers reactions

Mark J. Rebilas—USA Today SportsNASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jimmie Johnson (48) celebrate winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship after the Ford Ecoboost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

In recent years, NASCAR has made drastic changes to the postseason format that have increased pressure on drivers in the fall. Earlier this week, the sport wiped away nearly all of those changes and implemented an entirely new system for every single…READ MORE