#6 increase playoff field
Sounds crazy, right?
And it would have honesty been crazy ten or twenty years ago if someone did something like this, but it seems right at home now with the do or die nature of the playoff system now. Beyond that, have 20 or even 24 drivers in a playoff field is just the kind of gimmick that NASCAR needs in order to keep appealing to newer fans.
Maybe NASCAR could even bring back two to four wild card spots, which would increase added intensity throughout the regular season and give more drivers a shot at making the playoffs. Furthermore, it creates a double elimination at a time and place of NASCAR’s choosing and that alone could be another fantastic gimmick for the sport.