NASCAR eliminates names for three rounds of Chase for the Sprint Cup


NASCAR has done away with the formal name of three of the four rounds of the Chase for the Sprint Cup.

As a result, the 2016 Chase will no longer have a Challenger, Contender or Eliminator round. The Championship 4 round name will remain.

NASCAR Vice President of Integrated Marketing Communications David Higdon made the announcement via Twitter:

The names of each round were originally implemented when NASCAR initiated a new format to the Chase in 2014.

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