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New vs. Old: Points comparison after 7 races

Jay Hart
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If there was any doubt NASCAR's new points system rewards winning less and punishes a DNF much more, let's put that to bed right now. One needs to look no further than where Kevin Harvick sits under the new system vs. the old one to realize this is absolutely the case.

Each week, Yahoo! Sports will provide a comparison of the two points system. Here is how the top 12 stands (and would stand) after seven races:

New vs. Old

Rk. New Pts. Old Pts.
1 Carl Edwards 256 Carl Edwards 1,053
2 Kyle Busch 247 Kyle Busch 1,026
3 Matt Kenseth 243 Jimmie Johnson 994
4 Jimmie Johnson 243 Matt Kenseth 993
5 Kurt Busch 240 Kurt Busch 962
6 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 235 Kevin Harvick 957
7 Ryan Newman 233 Ryan Newman 950
8 Juan Pablo Montoya 232 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 947
9 Kevin Harvick 228 Juan Pablo Montoya 945
10 Tony Stewart 213 Tony Stewart 883
11 Paul Menard 209 Paul Menard 866
12 Clint Bowyer 201 Clint Bowyer 849

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