The Showcase Fantasy NASCAR

8 Years Running! One of the BEST Fantasy NASCAR games available in 2018.

Pick 5 Drivers Each Week
Score Fantasy Points
Win Cash Prizes!


Put Your Skills To The Test!

How Drivers Score Points

  • Points based on finish
  • + 0.25 points per lap led
  • +/- 0.75 points for place differential
  • Stage points
  • Handicap points

How Many Drivers Do I Pick?

For each points-paying race, every team will submit a roster of 5 drivers–four “regular” drivers and one “All Star Driver.” You earn fantasy points for all five, but the points for the “All Star Driver” get doubled, so choose carefully!

Guaranteed Prizes:

*all prizes are based on final Overall finish unless otherwise noted*

1st Place$1,500.00 + 2 free entries in 2018 game + trophy11th Place$100.00
2nd Place$1,000.00 + free entry in 2018 game12th Place$75.00
3rd Place$700.0013th Place$75.00
4th Place$500.0014th Place$75.00
5th Place$400.0015th Place$50.00
6th Place$300.0016th Place$50.00
7th Place$200.0017th Place$50.00
8th Place$150.0018th Place$25.00
9th Place$125.0019th Place$25.00
10th Place$100.0020th Place$25.00
"Showcase Chase Champion" = $500.00
Weekly Prizes = $75.00 per race for 1st place, $25.00 per race for 2nd place ($3,600.00 total)
Charity (NASCAR Foundation)$150.00Charity (Victory Junction Gang Camp)$150.00

Complete League Rules

*any changes from the 2017 game are in bold*

  • The entry fee is $60.00 per team. There is no limit on the number of teams that a player registers. Each “team” will be a separate login and “account” on the website.
  • The Showcase 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 can pay an additional $15.00 (per team) to become “Chase Eligible.” This is completely optional, and full rules and prizes for that can be found by clicking here.
  • For each points-paying race (36 in 2018), each team will submit a “Roster”–four drivers as well as one “All Star Driver,” for a team total of five drivers. All five drivers must be different. The significance of the “All Star Driver” is explained in the “Scoring” section below. Each driver is limited to 6 “All Star Driver” selections per team for the entire season. If a team picks a driver as their “All Star Driver” and has already chosen that driver as the “All Star Driver” six times, they will get ZERO (0) points for that driver. A chart will be provided to each team so that they know how many times they have picked each driver as the “All Star Driver.” It will show up on the same page when submitting picks.
  • Picks are due at the scheduled green flag for every points-paying race. That time will be listed on the “Submit Picks” page and there will be a countdown. It is recommended that you submit a roster before the closing time.
  • If the race is delayed until the next day, you will be able to submit picks until the next scheduled green flag. If the race is just being delayed for a few hours, the submission page will remain closed after it’s original scheduled closing, unless the administrator extends the period (an email will be sent notifying teams of this).
  • You can change your roster as many times as you want in a given week before the submission page closes. Once the “Submit Picks” page locks, you cannot change your roster.
  • If a team does not submit a roster, the team’s roster from the previous week will be carried forward and used. If this continues for three straight points-paying races, the team will be “Black Flagged” and stop scoring points starting with the fourth straight race. The “Black Flag” will be lifted once the team submits a new roster.
  • The administrator’s team (“jnmcabee”) is not eligible for any cash prizes, although will participate in the game purely for competition.


  • Each “Roster” will accumulate fantasy points in each of the 36 Sprint Cup points-paying races during the 2018 season, starting with the Daytona 500. The total of these fantasy points will equal to that team’s “Weekly Score.”
  • Each driver will score fantasy points based on the scoring provisions outlined below. The fantasy points for the “All Star Driver” for each will be doubled. For example, if Kyle Busch scores 80 points using the scoring provisions outlined below, and he is your “All Star Driver,” he will earn you 160 points (80 x 2).
  • Every driver will be assigned a specific number of handicap points before the race and those will be added to the points accumulated during the race to arrive at the driver’s weekly score. These handicap points will be listed on the “Submit Picks” page underneath the form to submit your weekly picks, and will usually be posted by the Wednesday before the race. These change every week and are based on all individual driver’s history at that week’s track as well as their recent finishes in the series. 
  • Drivers will also 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.
  • Drivers will earn 0.25 fantasy points per lap led in the race. So, if a driver leads 100 laps in a race, they will earn 25 fantasy points for that race.
  • Drivers will earn or lose 0.75 fantasy points per position gained or lost from his/her official qualifying position. For example, if Kyle Busch starts 2nd and finishes 22nd, he will lose 15 fantasy points for that race. If he would start 22nd and finish 2nd, he would gain 15 fantasy points for that race. Please note: official qualifying position may differ from actual starting position. If a driver qualifies 2nd and has to start from the back of the field for an engine change, their official qualifying position is still 2nd.
  • The driver 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” of each race, unless otherwise announced by the administrator. For example, there were three stages awarded points with the Coca-Cola 600 in 2017. Also, the Championship drivers still receive Stage points in The Showcase, although they do not in “real life.” The final finishing order of the race will receive fantasy points as outlined above.
  • The driver that wins the pole for each race will receive five (5) additional fantasy points. If qualifying is rained out or cancelled, the driver starting 1st for the race will receive the fantasy points.
  • If a driver wins the race from the pole, he/she will receive an additional five (5) fantasy points.
  • Any penalties accrued by a driver or team will not be considered in this fantasy game.
  • Teams will earn fantasy points based on how the drivers picked each race finish, not the car number. It is the player’s responsibility to make sure that the drivers they pick are all participating in the race. Any driver that does not start the race will score zero (0) fantasy points.

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.
  • Each team’s lowest four scores of the season will be dropped to calculate the overall points standings. After week 7, the posted standings will reflect one drop in effect. After week 8, the posted standings will reflect two drops in effect. After week 9, the posted standings will reflect three drops in effect. After week 10 and thereafter, the posted standings will reflect the four lowest scores for each team being dropped. Dropping the four lowest scores of the season can be thought of as “mulligans” and is also done in case any players sign up after the season-opening race.
  • Click here for information and prize eligibility for “The Showcase Chase.”
  • If there is a tie among teams for prize money for any Overall Prizes, 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.
  • If there is a tie among fantasy teams for prize money for the 1st-place Weekly Prize, those teams will split the $100 total Weekly Prize evenly. Those will be the only teams that receive Prize Money that week. If there is a sole team in 1st-place for the Weekly Prize and a tie among teams for the 2nd-place Prize, the teams tying for the 2nd-place prize shall split that $25 prize evenly.