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Salary Cap Challenge

(Driver names are for guidance and may change.
Teams earn points from the car number, not the driver.)

DriverSalary DriverSalary DriverSalary
#4 Ford (Kevin Harvick)$200.00#31 Chevy (Ryan Newman)$157.50#34 Ford (Landon Cassill)$100.00
#18 Toyota (Kyle Busch)$197.50#1 Chevy (Jamie McMurray)$155.00#95 Chevy (Michael McDowell)$97.50
#48 Chevy (Jimmie Johnson)$195.00#21 Ford (Ryan Blaney)$152.50#38 Ford (David Ragan)$95.00
#22 Ford (Joey Logano)$190.00#14 Ford (Clint Bowyer)$150.00#32 Ford (Matt DiBenedetto)$92.50
#2 Ford (Brad Keselowski)$187.50#77 Toyota (Erik Jones)$147.50#23 Toyota (Gray Gaulding)$90.00
#78 Toyota (Martin Truex, Jr.)$185.00#19 Toyota (Daniel Suarez)$145.00#33 Chevy (TBA)$89.99
#11 Toyota (Denny Hamlin)$180.00#47 Chevy (A.J. Allmendinger)$140.00#55 Toyota (TBA)$89.98
#20 Toyota (Matt Kenseth)$177.50#17 Ford (Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.)$135.00#83 Toyota (TBA)$89.97
#88 Chevy (Dale Earnhardt, Jr.)$172.50#6 Ford (Trevor Bayne)$132.50#98 Chevy (TBA)$89.96
#42 Chevy (Kyle Larson)$170.00#13 Chevy (Ty Dillon)$130.00#15 Chevy (TBA)$89.95
#24 Chevy (Chase Elliott)$167.50#37 Chevy (Chris Buescher)$125.00#51 Chevy (TBA)$89.94
#41 Ford (Kurt Busch)$165.00#27 Chevy (Paul Menard)$120.00#72 Ford (Cole Whitt)$89.93
#3 Chevy (Austin Dillon)$162.50#10 Ford (Danica Patrick)$115.00
#5 Chevy (Kasey Kahne)$160.00#43 Ford (Aric Almirola)$110.00

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 2017 season = 220

1st Place
12.50% of Prize Pot ($825.00)
12th Place
3.25% of Prize Pot ($214.50)
2nd Place
9.50% of Prize Pot ($627.00)
13th Place
3.00% of Prize Pot ($198.00)
3rd Place
7.25% of Prize Pot ($478.50)
14th Place
2.50% of Prize Pot ($165.00)
4th Place
6.50% of Prize Pot ($429.00)
15th Place
2.25% of Prize Pot ($148.50)
5th Place
5.75% of Prize Pot ($379.50)
16th Place
2.00% of Prize Pot ($132.00)
6th Place
5.00% of Prize Pot ($330.00)
17th Place
1.75% of Prize Pot ($115.50)
7th Place
4.50% of Prize Pot ($297.00)
18th Place
1.50% of Prize Pot ($99.00)
8th Place
4.25% of Prize Pot ($280.50)
19th Place
1.25% of Prize Pot ($82.50)
9th Place
4.00% of Prize Pot ($264.00)
20th Place
1.00% of Prize Pot ($66.00)
10th Place
3.75% of Prize Pot ($247.50)
Charity (The
NASCAR Foundation)
3.00% of Prize Pot ($198.00)
11th Place
3.50% of Prize Pot ($231.00)
Payment Processing
Administrative Fees
12.00% of Prize Pot ($792.00)

All prizes will be disbursed via check or PayPal after the 2017 NASCAR season has ended.

Overall League Rules

  • 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 26, 2017 through November 19, 2017. 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 26, 2017 at 1:30 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 16, 2017). 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.


  • Each “Roster” will accumulate points in each of the 36 Sprint Cup points-paying races during the 2017 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 fifteen (15) 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 the 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 2017 season will be named the “2017 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, 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.