There's nothing exciting or thrilling about NASCAR's new points system, which the organization announced Wednesday night.
As always, consistency takes precedence over winning. But consistency has always been a priority. Show up and keep showing up and keep running well and you'll beat the up and down speedster who wins more races but hits more walls.
The new system is easy to understand -- the first-place finisher gets 43 points, the last place finisher one point. Various bonus points will be awarded.
But the premise remains the same. Avoid early wrecks and bottom-feeding finishes and, when it's time, make your move.
I thought, based on last season's horrendous attendance and television ratings, NASCAR might try something more daring. But the organization believes in the product.
We'll find out soon whether fans do.