Rules & Prizes
Entry Fee for “The Showcase” (the main game):
- Registration costs for each team is a one-time fee of $30.00. This is for the entire 2013 season in “The Showcase” game.
- Please note that a portion of the registration costs go toward site costs as well as a small administrative fee.
- The Clubhouse Competition is completely optional and separate from the main game (“The Showcase”). Many members prefer to enroll their teams in the Clubhouse Competition, which groups teams together in an effort to win an additional cash prize.
- If a team would like to be involved in the Clubhouse Competition, an extra $20.00 will be added to the registration costs, bringing the total to $50.00. This competition is split into two halves (unlike the main game), and the $20.00 covers both Half 1 and Half 2 of the Clubhouse Competition.
- 100% of entries fees collected for the Clubhouse Competition are paid back to the members of the winning clubhouse!
- For more information about the Clubhouse Competition–such as scoring–check out the link below.
FAQ: What is the Clubhouse Competition? Click here for more information.
How To Play:
- For every race, each team will select a “roster”–one driver from each 4 “Groups” as well as one “All Star Driver”. The All Star Driver does not have to be a driver that has already been selected in a previous group, but he/she can be.
- The “Groups” for races 1 through 6 in the 2013 game can be found by clicking here.
- Picks are due at the green flag for every points-paying race.
- The rosters for every team will be posted on the website soon after the green flag.
- There will be six “segments” (race 1-6, 7-12, etc) and the groups of drivers will change each segment. The changes are based on how each driver performed during the previous segment and is subject to administrative changes.
- If a team doesn’t submit a roster, the drivers picked from the previous week will be used. If this occurs the week (or subsequent weeks) after a segment change, the team will receive zero points until a new roster is submitted. If one driver isn’t submitted, the driver chosen in the previous race will be used. (For example, if you forget to submit an All Star driver, your All Star driver from the previous week will be used). The same “zero points rule” applies for one missing pick as well.
- If a driver is picked by a participant and, for some reason, is replaced by another driver, the team will receive the points that the replacement driver receives. This only covers situations such as A.J. Allmendinger getting suspended hours before the Daytona race during the 2011 season. Fantasy Racing Online will do its best to update the driver selections page to ensure that this doesn’t happen. The exception to this rule is the team situation at Michael Waltrip Racing and the #55 car. For example, if you have Mark Martin on your roster and Brian Vickers is racing that week, you will receive zero (0) points.
- A team’s four lowest scores of the season will be dropped to calculate the overall points standings. This can be thought of as a mulligan and is also done in case any players sign up after the season-opening race.
- The administrator’s team (Jordan) is not eligible for any cash prizes, although will participate in the game purely for competition.
- For every driver on a team’s roster, the team will receive the points that the driver does, which is explained below.
- Each driver will receive points based on their finishing position. The driver who finishes in 1st will score 43 points, 2nd will score 42 points, and so on.
- If a driver leads a lap, he/she will receive an additional one (1) bonus point.
- If a driver leads the most laps, he/she will receive an additional five (5) bonus points.
- The All Star Driver’s points for each team will be doubled. For example, if you have Kyle Busch as your All Star Driver and he wins the race and leads the most laps, he will earn you 98 points as your All Star Driver in addition to the points earned from your other drivers from each Group.
- As said before, a team’s lowest four scores of the season will be dropped to calculate the overall points standings.
- At the end of the season, the team with the most cumulative points (with the four drops not counting) will be the “Champion”. The top eight places will receive winnings:
- 1st place – $1,000.00 + trophy + 2 free entries in 2014 game
- 2nd place – $600.00 + free entry in 2014 game
- 3rd place – $400.00
- 4th place – $250.00
- 5th place – $175.00
- 6th place – $100.00
- 7th place – $60.00
- 8th place – $30.00
- Charity – $50.00 (the NASCAR Foundation)
- Charity – $50.00 (Victory Junction Gang Camp)
- Also, the team with the highest points at the end of each segment (for that particular segment, not cumulatively) will win $100.00.
Note: Drops will not take effect for segment standings, just overall standings.
- With six segments, that means the total paid out for the “Segment Prizes” is $600.00
- The team with the highest score each week will win $10.
- If there is a tie, the prize will be split evenly among the tied teams.
- With 36 total races, that means the total paid out for the “Weekly Prizes” is $360.00.
- Weekly prizes will be paid out all at once at the end of the season.
- If there is a tie for a cash prize, the team with the highest score for the most recent race will win via the tie-breaker. If all teams tie with that score, we will go to the previous race, and so on until the tie is broken. This only comes into effect when a prize is tied for. This tie-breaker rule excludes the Weekly Prize.
- If there is a tie for the Weekly Prize, it will be split evenly among all of those that tie for it.