After an offseason that saw many changes, NASCAR is back and so is the sixth season of the Fantasy Racing Pick 'Em game! Past Champions
2015: dirt fan
2012: dotcomguyGame Play
Pick one driver from each of the four groups. There is no limit on the amount of times picking a driver.Groups
Based on points position (ties go to wins, top 5's, top 10's) so they will change week to week. For the first week, the groups will be based on 2016 final points.Regular Season Scoring
You will get the same amount of points as the driver you picked receives in the race (minus any playoff bonus points). This includes the new stage format where drivers get points for each of the three stages during the race.
Drivers who are running first through 10th at the conclusion of Stage 1 and Stage 2 will receive stage bonus points, starting with 10 points for first place, nine points for second place, down to one point for 10th place. At the conclusion of the final stage, the finish of the race, drivers are awarded race points as follows: the winner receives 40 points. Second place receives 35 points, third place receives 34 points, fourth place receives 33 points ... down to one point for drivers who finish 36th-40th. The maximum points a driver can earn in a race is 60 (40 for the race win plus 20 points for winning both stages). There no longer will be a bonus point for leading a lap, or a bonus point for leading the most laps.
You will not advance to the playoffs if a driver you pick wins a race or if you score the most points in a race. You will also not receive any bonus points toward the playoffs during the course of the regular season. The points you earn will equal the total amount of race points the drivers you pick receive during the course of each individual race.Playoffs
Starting in week 27 (final 10 races), the top 16 players in points will advance to the playoffs and battle it out for the championship. The points will be reset with bonus points being awarded to the player who earns the most points in the regular season and those with the highest weekly point totals throughout the regular season.
Players will be eliminated from title contention as the playoffs progress. After the third race of the playoffs, the bottom four players, with the least amount of points scored, will be eliminated. The remaining 12 players' points will be reset. After the sixth playoff race, the bottom four will once again be eliminated and the remaining eight players' points will be reset. Then after the ninth playoff race, the bottom four will again be eliminated, leaving the final four players, who's points will be reset one more time, to battle it out in a winner-take-all finale. The final four players will pick one driver from each of the four groups like always but there will also be a tiebreaker. Scoring will be the same in the playoffs as in the regular season.
This format will keep more players in the running for the championship longer. 16 players in the hunt through 29 weeks, 12 players through 32, 8 players through 35, and 4 players in the finale.Prize
The Fantasy Racing Pick 'Em 2017 champion will receive a pair of general admission tickets to the 2018 Prairie Dirt Classic Weekend (a $100 value)!Week 1 Race Info
Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, FL
Race 1 of 36
Track Length: 2.50 miles
2016 Winner: Denny Hamlin
Deadline to make or edit picks: Sunday, February 26 around 1:00 p.m. (start of race)Group 1
Carl Edwards (not racing
Matt KensethGroup 2
Chase ElliottGroup 3
Martin Truex Jr.
Tony Stewart (retired)Group 4
Any driver not listed aboveList of Groups