What they should/should've done...What they SHOULD have done instead of this Chase, Is just bump the winners points up enough where 2nd place can't get the same amount no matter what and called it a day. Maybe give the winner......20 or 30 more points than the max 2nd could get. Heck maybe more than that, maybe less. But you didn't need a playoff to fix that problem, when that problem is worse now.
1st - 50 points (5 playoff points)
2nd - 39 points
3rd - 38 points
40th - 1 point
Stage Winners - 5 points (1 playoff point), 2nd - 4 points, 3rd - 3 points, 4th - 2 points, 5th - 1 point.
Also I disagree with the concept of a Championship 4 instead of a head-to-head final 2, but part of having 4 cars in the finale allows the "win and you advance" concept.