2023 Fantasy Nascar League - Rules
The Clash in February and All Star Race in May are not part of this league
NOTE: If a team owner does not make selections for a given week, the picks will rollover to the following week. There are exceptions to this rule, so please read further.
NOTE: We use Fantrax to run the league. While typically their software is set up to run fantasy leagues with a draft, etc., this league will still be using the same "picking from groups" format that has been successful in these leagues since Day 1.
Drivers/cars are divided into 6 groups.
The "Pick Penalties" section below addresses penalties for leaving drivers from an incorrect group on your roster when groups change.
There are 2 ways to qualify for the Fantasy Nascar Playoffs:
Bonus Points are awarded as follows:
5 bonus points for each driver you choose that wins a race
1 bonus point for each driver you choose that wins a stage during each race.
Nascar divides each race into 3 stages and awards points after each of the 2 stages (Top 10 only) plus the final results. They will also be awarding playoff points to the winners of each stage as well. This league will do the same.
FANTASY PLAYOFF BONUS POINTS (START OF THE PLAYOFFS): Nascar currently uses a format that rewards bonus points to use to begin the Nascar playoffs. This league will use a similar format as well.
Here is how it works:
The 14 teams that make the playoffs will have their points set to 5,000 points. In addition, each race winner they select (during the first 26 races only), will earn 5 playoff bonus points for their team. They also receive 1 additional playoff bonus point for each driver they choose that wins a stage during each race each week. Add the bonus points to the 5,000 points listed above and this total is the amount of points their fantasy team will start the Fantasy Nascar playoffs with.
Example 1: Team A chooses the winning driver/car in 10 races and in 5 stages during the season. They will start the Fantasy Nascar Playoffs with 5,055pts. (5,000 start points + 50 race win points + 5 stage win points)
The goal is to reward the fantasy teams that choose race winners and stage winners each race.
There will be no points resets and no bonus points awarded during the Nascar's playoffs. Once the Fantasy playoffs start, points will be awarded the same as every other race. The team with the most points after the final race of the season (Phoenix) is your Fantasy Nascar League Champion.
Fantasy teams that do not make the playoffs will be placed in their own segment during the final 10 races of the season. Everyone in this segment starts at zero and accumulate stage and race points. The team to accumulate the most points in the final 10 races will be the winner of Segment 4. No playoff bonus points will be used towards this segment. Everyone will start equal.
NOTE: Since these team owners are not eligible for the Fantasy Nascar playoffs, this will be scored in its own separate group. The 14 playoff teams will not be eligible for Segment 4 winnings.
1st Tiebreaker: The entry with the most race winners chosen throughout the season (regular season + playoffs).
If there is still a tie, the winnings will be split by those tied.
Selections can be any time before each race deadline and can be made more than one race ahead. Please be aware though, that when driver groups change, this could affect any future roster changes you may have made previously.
Changes are due each week five (5) minutes prior to the posted start time of the race. The deadline to make your selections will be posted on the "Commish Messages" section of the league homepage every week.
It is recommended that you make selections well before this, since start times can vary from week to week. While effort will be made to keep you posted on this, it is ultimately the team owner's responsibility to make sure rosters are locked in on time each week, if you are making any.
LATE SELECTIONS/NO SELECTIONS:
If you should fail to make any selections for a particular week, your previous weeks team will roll over to the current week, with the following exception:
Exception: If you fail to make selections at the start of a new segment, you may be subject to penalties if the driver that you attempt to roll over from the previous week has moved to a different group. See the "Pick Penalties" section of the rules page for further explanation.
WHEN ARE SELECTIONS POSTED: Selections are posted immediately after the picks deadline has passed.
Please note that while live scoring is timely and pretty accurate, it is NOT the official scoring. Final results do not become official until Nascar makes the race official the day after each race, so changes could be made up to 48 hours after the race has completed.
DRIVER USED TO DETERMINE POINTS:
Replacement Driver Announced Prior To Race Day: Team owners will be responsible for making the change to their lineup like normal. If you do not make a change prior to the race and the replaced driver is still in their lineup, you will receive zero points for that driver.
NOTE: If a driver simply switches cars (or car numbers), but is still participating in the race, then no replacement is allowed.
The league commissioner will do everything he can to keep teams updated on any changes to the driver lineup each race, however it is ultimately the team owner's responsibility to be sure you are submitting a proper lineup each week.
Typically, pick penalties happen when groups change at the beginning of a new segment (Race #10, #19, and #27). If a driver switches groups and no change is made to a team roster from the previous week to compensate, the following penalties will be assessed:
-Strike Two (NEW FOR 2023): For the second offense, no changes will be made to your lineup which will make your lineup illegal, and you will receive no points until you make the roster change yourself.
Team owners need to be active participants in the league and need to be making changes to their lineups at least every few weeks to ensure penalties do not happen to your team. When driver groups change, it is important you make changes to your lineups, especially when new segments begin to ensure a correct lineup especially that first week.
DISQUALIFIED DRIVERS/POINTS DEDUCTIONS:
NEW FOR 2023: If a driver is disqualified by Nascar after the race, they will be disqualified in this league as well. Where they are placed in the finalized Nascar race results (presumably last place) will be where they finish in this league as well
If a driver is docked points by NASCAR after a race and does not cause a disqualification, such as driver/crew conduct, there will be no points deductions in this league.
SCORING (RACE POINTS BREAKDOWN):
Race Points awarded during the regular season and playoffs based on the following:
1.) Drivers/cars that finish in the Top 10 after Stage 1 of each race
2.) Drivers/cars that finish in the Top 10 after Stage 2 of each race
3.) Drivers/cars based on their Stage 3 finishing position (final results)
NOTE: The spring Charlotte race (600-mile race) uses 4 stages. 3 race stages and the 4th stage is the final results.
RACE STAGE POINTS (AWARDED AFTER STAGE 1 AND 2 OF EACH RACE):
|1st:||10 pts||6th:||5 pts|
|2nd:||9 pts||7th:||4 pts|
|3rd:||8 pts||8th:||3 pts|
|4th:||7 pts||9th:||2 pts|
|5th:||6 pts||10th:||1 pt|
RACE FINISHING POINTS (AWARDED AT THE END OF EACH RACE):
|1st:||40 pts||11th:||26 pts||21st:||16 pts||31st:||6 pts|
|2nd:||35 pts||12th:||25 pts||22nd:||15 pts||32nd:||5 pts|
|3rd:|| 34 pts ||13th:||24 pts||23rd:||14 pts||33rd:||4 pts|
|4th:||33 pts||14th:||23 pts||24th:||13 pts||34th:||3 pts|
|5th:||32 pts||15th:||22 pts||25th:||12 pts||35th:||2 pts|
|6th:||31 pts||16th:||21 pts||26th:||11 pts||36th:||1 pt|
|7th:||30 pts||17th:||20 pts||27th:||10 pts||37th:||1 pt|
|8th:||29 pts||18th:||19 pts||28th:||9 pts||38th:||1 pt|
|9th:||28 pts||19th:||18 pts||29th:||8 pts||39th:||1 pt|
|10th:||27 pts||20th:||17 pts||30th:||7 pts||40th:||1 pt|
SCORING (PLAYOFF BONUS POINTS BREAKDOWN)
2.) Driver/car that is in the lead after stage 2 each race.
3.) Driver/cars that wins the race.
4.) Fantasy Teams who qualify for the Fantasy Nascar playoffs
|Choosing The Race Winner:||5 pts|
|Choosing Race Stage 1 Winner:||1 pt|
|Choosing Race Stage 2 Winner:||1 pt|
No points are awarded for leading a lap or leading the most laps.
No playoff bonus points are awarded once the playoffs have begun.
Separate awards will be given for the 4 segment winners and season long points winner as well.
SIGNUP AND PAYMENT:
To sign up, click "Sign Up Now" in the "Cost To Play" box at the top of this page, or click on "Signup" at the top right of any page on this site.
As mentioned above, we will be using Fantrax to run the league this season. If you do not have an account with them, no worries. After you sign up, an email will be sent to you with instructions on how to get set up, how to accept your email invite to join the league, and how to make your payment for the season.
NOTE: If you wish to use another form of payment besides the one requested, please contact the commish and he will try to accommodate.
Please note that in order to maintain the highest integrity of these leagues/pools, payments for all entries must be received by the deadline at the start of the season. If entries are not paid by the deadline, they will be removed from the league for lack of payment. If you are having trouble with payment, please contact the league office.
To increase your chances of winning, you may play as many times as you wish. Each entry will be separate.
BTGO PROMOTION: Back for a 5th season! If you purchase 2 Fantasy Nascar entries for the 2023 season, you receive a free entry into any one of our other 2023 pools with a $20 or less entry fee. There is no limit to the amount of Nascar entries you can purchase, nor free entries you can earn this way.
We would be happy to answer any questions on rules not covered here. Please contact the league office at email@example.com
Cost To Play
$65 Per Entry
No Additional Costs
What You Win
$1,100 or 70% of total entries
(whichever is higher)
2022: Dan Lindsay
2021: Bruce Fajen
2020: Don McCannon
2019: David Corbin
2018: Tim Orris
2017: Bill House
2016: Nolan Huddleston
2015: Jason Simonson (Petty)
2015: Darryl Bixler (Pearson)
2014: Dan Lindsay (Petty)
2014: Brian Slaybaugh (Pearson)
2013: Dan Lindsay (Petty)
2013: Bill House (Pearson)
2012: Dan Lindsay
2011: Larry Bourgois
2010: Dan Lindsay
2009: Randy Stone
2008: Randy Stone
2007: Randy Stone
2006: Harry Hobson
2005: Randy Stone