PLEASE READ THIS SECTION BEFORE READING RULES
This league is setup to be a little more casual league than a typical Nascar League. The way the league and points system are setup, you do not have to play every week and you can still be successful. Quality picks are the key to success as the points are top heavy based on Top 3 finishers, then drop off dramatically after that.
Its designed for a mix of serious players and casual players and is a less expensive alternative for anyone who wishes to get their feet wet playing Fantasy Nascar.
This league is divided into Segments only with a playoff during the last 10 races of the season for the teams that qualify. There is no season long points accumulation so you can begin playing and make selections whenever it fits into your schedule without penalty. If your team does not qualify for the playoffs, you still have something to play for at the end of the season, too.
The cost to play for each entry is for the duration of the pool. They are NOT per Segment fees.
You may signup for this league at anytime during the season. Signups will remain open throughout the season and will close at such point during the 3rd Segment where it would be mathematically impossible for a new entry to make the playoffs. Remember, you have 3 chances to make the playoffs. The longer you wait to signup, the more your chances are reduced.
If you are still interested, please read further for more explanation of the rules.
The NASCAR Sprint Cup 36 points races divided into 4 Segments as follows:
Segment 1: (Races 1-9) 9 races
Segment 2: (Races 10-18) 9 races
Segment 3: (Races 19-26) 8 races
Fantasy Playoffs/Segment 4: (Races 27-36) 10 races
The Exhibition Race at Daytona and the All-Star Race at Charlotte are non points races in this league
Prior to each segment, each team starts at zero points.
Each entry will choose one car/driver each week who they think will win each race. You may choose any car/driver you wish, but you may not choose the same car/driver more than once PER SEGMENT.
Finishing points based on where your driver finishes each race, plus points accumulated through each race stage throughout each segment. No points are awarded for qualifying.
Duplicate picks in any segment will score zero points regardless of where that car/driver finishes the race.
Example: You may choose the 48 car in Race 1, Segment 1, however you may not use him again until Segment 2.
16 fantasy teams will comprise the Fantasy Playoffs during the last 10 races of the season determined the following way:
- Your fantasy team is in the top 4 in points (plus ties) at the end of each segment
- 4 Wildcard Spots: Segment scores of all entries not already qualified in Segments 1, 2, and 3 will be compared. The highest scores of those not already qualified will be added to the playoffs as wildcards (i.e. wildcards can come from one segment or multiple segments)
NOTE: If more than 4 teams make the playoffs after a particular segment due to ties, those entries will use wildcard spots first. If there are any wildcard spot left, the remaining playoff spots will be determined by normal wildcard procedures mentioned above.
When the playoffs begin, each playoff team will begin the playoffs with the same point total that qualified them for the playoffs. (Ex. Team A scores 350 points in Segment 1, Team A will start the playoffs with 350 points)
Once the playoffs start, points will be awarded the same as any other race.
ELIMINATIONS: Similar to Nascar, after every 3 races fantasy teams will be eliminated using the following format:
After Chase Race 3: The bottom 4 teams will be eliminated leaving 12 fantasy teams remaining. Their points will be reset to 2,000 plus what points they have accrued through the first 3 races
After Chase Race 6: The bottom 4 teams will be eliminated leaving 8 fantasy teams remaining. Their points will be reset to 3,000 plus what points they have accrued through the first 6 races
After Chase Race 9: The bottom 4 teams will be eliminated leaving 4 fantasy teams remaining. Their points will be reset to 4,000 plus what points they have accrued through the first 9 races
Championship Race: The final 4 teams will battle it out for the Championship
Once a team makes the playoffs they cannot make the playoffs again with that same team. However the team owner can do 2 things once they make the playoffs with an entry:
#1: Purchase an additional team and try to qualify that team for the playoffs in one of the remaining Segments.
Theoretically, one team owner can have 3 teams in the playoffs if they score enough points for each team.
#2: In addition to purchasing another team, they may also keep playing the remaining segments with your initial team in an effort to improve your segment score to start the playoffs.
If a team already in the playoffs finishes in the Top 4 in a future segment, they CANNOT take a playoff spot away from another entry. The next highest entry not already qualified would be added to the playoffs.
Teams that don't make the playoffs in Segment 1, 2 or 3 can try again to make the playoffs in future segments at no extra cost.
If they fail to make the playoffs after Segment 3 is complete, they will be placed in Segment 4 at the same time as the playoffs. Everyone in this segment starts at zero and the team to accumulate the most points in the final 10 races will be the winner of Segment 4 and a small payout at the end of the season.
NOTE: Teams placed in Segment 4 will be scored in its own separate group. Playoff teams (even if eliminated) are NOT eligible for the Segment 4 payout.This is to give everyone something to play for at the end of the season.
The entry that accumulates the most points over the last 10 races of the season will be the Nascar One League Champion.
If 2 or more teams are tied, the tie(s) will be broken using the following method:
Playoffs Tiebreaker #1: Each teams highest individual race point total during the entire playoffs will be compared. The team with the highest point total of the tied teams wins the tiebreaker
Playoffs Tiebreaker #2: Each teams next highest individual race point total during the entire playoffs will be compared. The team with the highest point total of the tied teams, wins the tiebreaker.
Playoffs Tiebreaker #3: Repeat Tiebreaker #2 until the tie is broken. If there is still a tie after the tiebreaker, the payout will be split among those entries still tied.
This applies to any ties that need to be broken with respect to payouts as well.
Once you have completed the signup, you will be taken to the payment page with instructions on how to pay your entry fee. Payments are due within 7 days of the start of the pool with no exceptions.
NOTE: Payments not received within this 7 day window will have your entry removed from the league for non payment, regardless where your team is in the standings. This will be strictly enforced, even if you are in first place. Please make sure you get your payment in early to avoid this.
IMPORTANT: If there is a rain delay prior to the start of the race or the race is postponed, you are still responsible to submit your selection before the original scheduled picks deadline. Another words, the deadline will not change because of a rain delay or postponement.
PICKS POSTED BY COMMISH: If you need help making your selections or are having computer problems, please contact the commish with your selection(s) before the deadline and he will make it/them for you.
Changes are due each week one hour prior to the scheduled TV start time. The deadline to make your selections will be posted on your teams picks page ( also known as the "Trades" page). It is recommended that you make selections well before this, since TV times vary from week to week. While effort will be made to keep you posted on this, it is ultimately the team owners responsibility to make sure picks are submitted on time before qualifying each week, if you are making any.
If a deadline passes for a particular race and you have not made a selection, after the race is over, you will be assigned zero points. However, since you are not obligated to play each week, no penalties will be assessed for missing selections. Remember, the points are weighed heavily towards the top 3 finishers of each race, so quality picks are more important than picking every week.
If you do plan on making selections for a particular week, please make sure it is done before the deadline.
If a driver is docked points by NASCAR for anything illegal, such as driver/crew conduct, failing pre/post race inspection, etc, there will be no points deductions in this league. Where the driver finished will be his points for that race.
Race Points awarded during the regular season based on the following:
1.) Drivers/cars that finish in the Top 10 after Stage 1 of each race (New this year, Nascar will award points to the Top 10 after each of the first 2 stages each race)
2.) Drivers/cars that finish in the Top 10 after Stage 2 of each race (New this year, Nascar will award points to the Top 10 after each of the first 2 stages each race)
3.) Drivers/cars based on their Stage 3 finishing position (final results)
RACE STAGE POINTS (AWARDED AFTER STAGE 1 AND 2 OF EACH RACE):
RACE FINISHING POINTS (AWARDED AT THE END OF EACH RACE):