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This model results in much more competition to the very end plus makes NASCAR more competitive with the National Football League in numbers of television viewers watching the racing sport. The series has also consists of a competitive series in the last 10 races known as The Chase. This is where the top drivers are selected based on accumulated points (those tied for a position too) after 26 races. There are many winners in this series. The champion gets 5 million and the others finishing in the top 10 positions each get 1 million. There is even something for the 11th place driver a 250,000 bonus. All this is designed to keep competition and excitement at a high level throughout the season.
Craftsman Truck Series is another one of the NASCAR championships with racing trucks designed from modified pickup trucks. The season runs from February through November. The beginning race is the Chevy Silverado HD 250 run at the Daytona International Speedway. The trucks run without restrictor plates to limit max speed like the NASCAR Sprint and Nationwide Series however because trucks are not as aerodynamic, they cannot reach the speeds the cars do.
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And then there is the championship among the auto makers known as the NASCAR Manufacturers Championship. This championship has been held ever since 1949 and it works by points being awarded to the different automobile manufacturers represented in each race. The auto manufacturer at the end of the season with the most points wins. Chevrolet won this NASCAR championship in 2006.
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The national governing body for soccer has passed institutional reforms that it hopes will help revitalize the sport in China, after several years of poor performance and corruption scandals.
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The men's national team hasn't reached the final stage of the World Cup since 2002 and struggled to compete in Asia after losing 5-1 to Thailand in a friendly last June. The women's national squad also slid down the world rankings.
Still, the newly elected soccer governing body said it expects the sport to be revitalized through further professional reform on league management and youth development.
"Professional development doesn't only mean spending heavily on hiring a renowned foreign coach and importing big-name foreign players; it requires the whole soccer management system to function professionally within a solid structure," said Cai Zhenhua, new president of the Chinese Football Association.
Cai made the remarks at the conclusion of a speech at the association's 10th national congress on Wednesday. The association elected its new executive board Wholesale Boston Celtics Jerseys , including Cai, seven vice-presidents and two consultants at the congress. It also amended its long-standing constitution to deepen reforms.
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