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Fryer: Need for wins changes late-race strategy

...Last year, you may have taken a third place and the points, but this year it's like, 'Hey, go for it.'"NASCAR Chairman Brian France had grown to despise points racing ? that practice of a driver taking few risks in the closing laps...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-03-03/fryer-need-wins-changes-la
NASCAR ratings plummet despite success of Dale Earnhardt Jr.

...for the next two races at Phoenix and Las Vegas. Neither did the fact he finished second in both of those races.NASCAR chairman Brian France said ratings were affected in 2009 and 2010 when Earnhardt didn't win a race or qualify for the Chase...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-03-19/nascar-ratings-plummet-des
'Winner-take-all' finale fuels up 'Game 7' dreams for NASCAR brass

...to create a winner-take-all season finale is among the radical changes reportedly being considered by NASCAR.NASCAR chairman Brian France has repeatedly said he wants to place a greater emphasis on winning, and he's never ruled out tinkering...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-01-18/winner-take-all-finale-fue
Daytona 500 capsules

...CREW CHIEF: Alan GustafsonSPONSOR: Drive To End HungerTWITTER: @JeffGordonWebNOTES: Was added to the Chase by NASCAR Chairman Brian France as an unprecedented 13th driver to the 12-driver field when it was found other teams manipulated the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-02-22/daytona-500-capsules
Most drivers seem to favor NASCAR format changes

...best-of-the-best, first-to-the-finish line showdown race ? all of which is exactly what fans want," Brian France, NASCAR chairman and CEO said.With winning becoming so important, there already was some concern that drivers might be too aggressive...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-01-30/most-drivers-seem-favor-na
NASCAR, race teams ready for latest rule changes

...coming to the stock car series to create a greater urgency to win.During a radio call-in show earlier this week, NASCAR chairman Brian France said he wants more "risk-taking and hard racing.""I would tell you, we are not satisfied that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-01-09/nascar-race-teams-ready-la
Former GM leader Brent Dewar added to NASCAR executive group as Chief Operating Officer

...general counsel Gary Crotty was elevated to chief legal officer.The executive leadership restructuring reflects NASCAR chairman Brian France's effort to accelerate progress on changes in competition and research and development.Dewar's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2013-12-11/former-gm-leader-brent-dew
Harvick, Gordon making a run in Chase

...squeeze into the Chase when at least three organizations appeared to manipulate the ending to the race at Richmond. NASCAR chairman Brian France used his power the following weekend to make an unprecedented expansion to the field after two separate...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2013-10-07/harvick-gordon-making-run-
Matt Kenseth wins opening Chase race at Chicago

...Chase field, and after NASCAR continued to review incidents long after cars began to practice for Sunday's race, NASCAR chairman Brian France took the unprecedented step of expanding the field to 13 drivers to add Jeff Gordon.Then he held an...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2013-09-16/matt-kenseth-wins-op
Ex-driver Dick Trickle dies of apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound

...suspected."Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Dick Trickle on his passing today," said NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France. "Dick was a legend in the short-track racing community, particularly in his home state...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2013-05-16/ex-driver-dick-trickle-die