posted on Jan, 25 2004 @ 09:29 AM
The winner of a NASCAR race pockets 175 points. From there the points given decline in five-point increments for places two through six, points
awarded drop four points per driver for positions seven through 11 and three-point increments separate drivers' points for finishers in 12th place or
2nd place: 170 points 3rd place: 165 points 4th: 160 points 5th: 155 points 6th: 150 points 7th: 146 points, and so on.
The 43rd-place finisher gets 34 points. Drivers who lead a lap earn five bonus points. The driver who leads the most laps in a single event earns 10
this is the old system pasted from nascar.com it's still essentially the same except the winner gets another 5pts.