Draft A Team Of 8 Cup Series Cars While Staying At Or Under The Salary Cap.

Pick 8 Cars for the Season
2 Trades Available if Needed
Score Fantasy Points
Win Cash Prizes!

Total Prizes of
in last year's contest

Can You Put The Best 8-Car Team Together For The 2018 NASCAR Season?

How To Score Points

  • Points based on finish
  • Stage points
  • 20 points for race win
  • 5 points for pole
  • 1 pt for lad lep
  • 10 pts for most laps led

It’s all about getting the best value from your drivers for the price. Click here for the 2018 driver salaries.

It’s Very Easy To Play!

Entering a pool game like the Salary Cap Challenge is one of the easiest Fantasy NASCAR games out there. You set your roster at the beginning of the season and roll with it for the whole year–although you’re allowed two trades if you want.

Prize Structure:

Prizes are determined based on the amount of participating teams in the pool. The higher number of teams registered, the higher the prizes will be. Below you will find a detailed chart that shows the approx. amount prizes will be. These amounts will be updated as the start of the game nears, and will not decrease–only increase.

The “Prize Pot” referenced in the chart is calculated by taking the number of registered teams multiplied by $30.00. The “Places” below will be determined based on the ‘Standings Calculation’ section within the Official Rules.

Teams registered for the 2018 season = 308

1st Place
12th Place
2nd Place
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3rd Place
14th Place
4th Place
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10th Place
Charity (The
NASCAR Foundation)
11th Place
Payment Processing
Administrative Fees

2018 Driver Salaries:

*Names are included for informational purposes only.*

DriverSalary DriverSalary DriverSalary
#78 Toyota (Martin Truex, Jr.)$200.00#19 Toyota (Daniel Suarez)$165.00#43 Chevy (Bubba Wallace)$130.00
#18 Toyota (Kyle Busch)$195.00#1 Chevy (Jamie McMurray)$160.00#21 Ford (Paul Menard)$125.00
#4 Ford (Kevin Harvick)$192.50#14 Ford (Clint Bowyer)$157.50#95 Chevy (Kasey Kahne)$120.00
#42 Chevy (Kyle Larson)$190.00#41 Ford (Kurt Busch)$155.00#37 Chevy (Chris Buescher)$117.50
#2 Ford (Brad Keselowski)$185.00#24 Chevy (William Byron)$152.50#47 Chevy (A.J. Allmendinger)$115.00
#9 Chevy (Chase Elliott)$182.50#88 Chevy (Alex Bowman)$150.00#13 Chevy (Ty Dillon)$110.00
#11 Toyota (Denny Hamlin)$180.00#31 Chevy (Ryan Newman)$145.00#34 Ford (Michael McDowell)$100.00
#48 Chevy (Jimmie Johnson$177.50#3 Chevy (Austin Dillon)$142.50#38 Ford (David Ragan)$97.50
#22 Ford (Joey Logano)$175.00#10 Ford (Aric Almirola)$140.00#32 Ford (Matt DiBenedetto)$95.00
#12 Ford (Ryan Blaney)$170.00#17 Ford (Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.)$137.50#23 Toyota (Corey LaJoie)$92.50
#20 Toyota (Erik Jones)$167.50#6 Ford (Trevor Bayne)$135.00#51 Chevy (Ray Black, Jr.)$90.00

Complete League Rules

*any changes from the 2017 game are in bold*

  • The entry fee is $30.00 per team. There is no limit on the number of entries that a player submits.
  • The Salary Cap Challenge runs from February 18, 2018 through November 18, 2018. Only NASCAR’s 36 points-paying races during that time are used in this contest.
  • Each team will submit a “Roster” prior to the start of the 2017 NASCAR Sprint Cup season. Deadline for entry is February 18, 2018 at 2:30 pm ET. If a team would like to change their “Roster” prior to the deadline, they can do so without penalty by re-submitting a roster. The number of these “Changes” allowed are limited to two (2).
  • Each “Roster” will consist of a total of eight (8) car numbers–seven (7) ‘regular’ and one (1) “All Star Car,” which costs double the salary and scores double the points each week. There can be no duplicate car numbers on a “Roster,” there must be eight (8) different car numbers on each team.
  • To build a “Roster,” each team must stay at or below a $1,500.00 salary cap with each car number being assigned a salary. Click here to see those salaries. As  mentioned before, the “All Star Car” costs double its ‘normal’ salary.
  • It is the player’s responsibility to ensure that there are no duplicate car numbers on their roster. If a roster is submitted with duplicate car numbers, the first duplicate will be replaced with a car number that has the highest salary that is not also a duplicate while still staying underneath the salary cap. If a ‘regular’ car number and the ‘All Star Car’ are duplicates, the ‘regular’ car number will be the one that is replaced.
  • Each team is allowed up to two (2) car changes during the first half of the season. Requests for a car change must be made before the start of the 19th points-paying race of the season (July 14, 2018). A “car change” is considered a drop of one car number currently on your team’s roster replaced with another car number not already on your team. The switching of a current ‘regular’ car and the All Star car is also considered a “car change.” With all “car changes,” the team must stay at or below the $1,500.00 salary cap.
  • Scoring

  • Each “Roster” will accumulate points in each of the 36 Sprint Cup points-paying races during the 2018 season, starting with the Daytona 500.
  • Car numbers will receive points based on their finishing position in each race. A 1st-place finish earns 80 fantasy points, a 2nd-place finish earns 78 fantasy points, etc. A 40th-place finish earns 2 fantasy points.
  • The car number that wins the race will receive twenty (20) additional fantasy points.
  • Fantasy points will be awarded to drivers each race based on the two first “Stages” of the race, which are set by NASCAR. The 1st place finisher of each “Stage” will receive ten (10) fantasy points, 2nd place will receive nine (9) fantasy points, etc. down to 10th, which will receive one (1) fantasy point. This is only for the first two “Stages” (three for any race that has four total “Stages,” such as the 2017 Coca-Cola 600)–the final finishing order of the race will receive fantasy points as outlined above.
  • If a car number leads any number of laps in a race, it will receive one (1) additional fantasy point.
  • If a car number leads the most laps in a race, it will receive ten (10) additional fantasy points. If two or more car numbers tie for the most laps led, they will all receive the ten (10) additional fantasy points.
  • The car number that wins the pole for each race will receive five (5) additional fantasy points. If qualifying is rained out or cancelled, the car number starting 1st for the race will receive the fantasy points.
  • If a car number wins the race from the pole, it will receive an additional five (5) fantasy points.
  • Any penalties accrued by a driver or team will not be considered in this fantasy game.
  • The “Weekly Score” for each team during each eligible race will be calculated by adding together all of the fantasy points that the car numbers on the team have scored for that race. The fantasy points from the “All Star Car” on each team will be added twice in this calculation.
  • Standings Calculation & Prize Tiebreaker Procedures

  • Each team will earn fantasy points based on the “Scoring” rules above. All scores for each team will be added together for a cumulative total (“Standings”), which will be updated after each points-paying race.
  • There are no dropped scores. The team with the highest amount of points accumulated over the course of the 2018 season will be named the “2018 Salary Cap Challenge Champion.”
  • If there is a tie among teams for prize money, the prizes for the tied spot as well as the next prize(s) will be added together and split evenly between the teams. For example, if there is a two-way tie between two teams for 1st place, the 1st- and 2nd-place prizes will be added together and split evenly between the two teams. If there is a three-way tie for 1st place, the 1st-, 2nd-, and 3rd-place prizes will be added together and split evenly between the three teams. Etc.
  • THIS IS A GAME OF SKILL. WINNERS WILL BE DETERMINED BY THE CRITERIA SET FORTH WITHIN THE GAME RULES. To enter any game on FantasyRacingOnline.net, you must be a person at least 18 years of age or older and located in a state, territory, or province in which participation in these games is unrestricted by law. Void where prohibited by law.