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NASCAR not changing championship format

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) NASCAR won't change its new championship format, which chairman Brian France said Monday is "overwhelmingly popular" with fans.

The Chase was revamped last year into an elimination-style system that created a winner-take-all final race among four drivers. Kevin Harvick won the season finale at Homestead in November to claim his first Sprint Cup title.

France called it "perhaps the best Chase ever" and said the excitement will carry into this season.

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