Software Used To Run This Pool:
Fantrax Nascar. You need to have an account with Fantrax to play in this pool. If you don’t have an account set up with Fantrax yet, instructions will be provided in an email sent to you after you sign up.
The NASCAR Sprint Cup playoffs consists of 10 races beginning September 5th at Darlington Raceway and ends with the championship race on November 7th at Phoenix Raceway.
Each entry will choose one of the 16 playoff drivers each week, but you may not use the same driver twice during the playoffs.
Nascar uses eliminations in its playoffs. This pool is a straight up points pool with no eliminations. Drivers can be used at any time during the playoffs regardless of their status in the Nascar playoffs.
Example: Austin Dillon was eliminated in Round 1 of the Nascar playoffs. You may still use him in this pool for any of the 10 playoff races including the championship race and still earn points.
Typically, drivers race in the same car throughout the season. However, there are times when driver swaps happen after qualifying but before the race or even during the race. The following is how these rare instances are handled:
If a fantasy team chooses a driver who gets replaced prior to the start of the race, that fantasy team will get the points for the new driver, provided the driver being removed is no longer a participant in the race that week.
NOTE: If a driver simply switches cars (or car numbers), no replacement is allowed.
If this should happen to you during the course of the season, please contact the commish prior to the start of the following weeks race, if he hasn't already made the adjustment.
Drivers will be used to determine points for this pool
Each entry receives stage points based on where your chosen driver finishes each stage.
Each entry receives finishing points based on where your chosen driver finishes each race.
Qualifying points WILL NOT be used in this pool
If an entry should choose a duplicate pick in any given week, their scored driver for that week will be changed to the lowest scoring playoff driver for that race.
If an entry should make no pick in any given week, their scored driver for that week will be chosen based on the lowest scoring playoff driver for that race.
NEW FOR 2021:
Worst Week Dropped:
This season, each entry will have their lowest points week dropped. Your best 9 weeks (according to points) will be used to determine the champion.
The entry that scores the most points over the course of the 10 race playoffs will be the Nascar Playoffs Pool Champion.
If 2 or more teams are tied, the tie(s) will be broken using the following method:
Tiebreaker #1: Each team’s highest individual race point total during the 10 race playoffs will be compared. The team with the highest point total of the tied teams wins the tiebreaker
Tiebreaker #2: Each team’s next highest individual race point total during the 10 race playoffs will be compared. The team with the highest point total of the tied teams, wins the tiebreaker.
Tiebreaker #3: Repeat Tiebreaker #2 until the tie is broken. If there is still a tie after the tiebreaker is exhausted, 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.
To increase your chances of winning, you may play as many times as you wish. Each entry will be separate.
After finishing reading the rules here, click the link inside the "Cost To Play" section at the top of this page.
We will be using Fantrax to run the pool. More specific instructions on how to get setup with Fantrax are provided in the email confirmation you receive after signing up. In a nutshell, you will need to do the following:
1.) Create a Fantrax account (if you don’t have one already)
2.) Accept the email invitation to join the pool (unless you played last year). The invitation will be sent shortly after you have signed up
3.) Pay the entry fee. Either by postal mail, Fantrax or Paypal (this question is asked at signup.)
If you played last year, your team should already be setup, so you can skip Step 2 above. Just find the 2021 league under the "My Leagues" dropdown in Fantrax after you login.
Selections can be made any time before the race deadline (regularly scheduled race time) and can be made more than one race ahead. The deadline to make your selections each week will be posted on the league homepage in Fantrax under the "Commish Messages" section.
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.
Note: In situations of postponements, the commish reserves the right to extend the picks deadline if circumstances allow. This is in rare situations though and not the norm.
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.
WHEN ARE SELECTIONS POSTED: Selections are posted immediately after the picks deadline has passed.
WHEN ARE RESULTS POSTED: Results are typically posted within a few hours after the race.
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 pool. Where the driver finished will be his points for that race.
The Nascar points system will be used to award points after each race based on the following:
1.) Drivers that finish in the Top 10 after Stage 1 of each race
2.) Drivers that finish in the Top 10 after Stage 2 of each race
3.) Drivers based on their Stage 3 finishing position (final results)
No bonus points are awarded for:
-Most Laps Led
-Stage Wins (during the regular season, drivers earn 1 playoff bonus point for winning a stage)
-Race Wins (during the regular season, drivers earn 5 playoff bonus points for winning a race)
Here is the official points breakdown for the pool:
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|