Helton said. "I think we could sustain an argument that it's one of the most challenging championships in all of sports."
Prior to the start of the Chicagoland race - the first one in the Chase for the Sprint Cup - NASCAR announced the new restart rules.
More on the fallout from the Richmond race with changes effective immediately, and some to come later.
NASCAR president Mike Helton replies to questions on the penalties handed out to the Michael Waltrip Racing team following the Richmond race. NASCAR vice-president of competition Robin Pemberton was also present.
NASCAR looks for ways of giving the fans what they paid to see, and waiting for a track to dry is not good for the sport.
Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt J. and Chevrolet top the news from Las Vegas today.
NASCAR Series press release