This page was last updated: February 11, 2017
2017 NASCAR
page created by Rich King
Because this is a private pool, you will need to signup.  You will need to be invited to this pool.  If you did not receive an invitation from me, and would like one, please contact me.  I might have missed you.  This pool is run by me (Rich King) through a third party website (RACESCORE.com).  All money will be collected by me and will be paid out through me.  There will be a one time $3 website fee each year.  This fee is to cover the cost of the software ($55).  Don't forget to write down your user name and password when you join.  If you played the 2016 pool, you are still in the database.  You can edit your existing information if you desire.  If you need help signing up or changing your information, please contact me.

Fees

Weekly entry fee $3 (paid in full, for a portion of weeks, or week by week)

Season entry fee $25 (one time payment) Season deadline is the second race of the season at Atlanta. Late payment of fees will not be accepted!

Total pot for the weekly pool will vary weekly depending on number of participants for any given week. The season long pool will also be determined by number of participants after week one.

For weekly players:  If you pay for multiple weeks at a time, weeks must be played consecutively.  For example if you pay for 10 weeks you will be playing 10 consecutive weeks in a row with no breaks in between.  If you choose to play specific weeks then you will need to pay week by week.  Once driver/car selections are made for the first time those drivers/cars will remain your “driver/car team” until changes are made by you.  You are responsible to manage your team during the season whether you are a weekly player or season player or both.  Shortly after a race is complete the website will show the weekly winner for that week.  The winner of the weekly pot will be the player that has paid in advance for the weekly pool.  For example: Bob is playing the season pool and the weekly pool for the Daytona race and is paid up in advance.  Jim has only paid for the season pool.  Jim's driver/car team finishes with the most points at Daytona and the website shows him as the "weekly winner".  Finishing second is Bob with the second most points.  Bob is the winner of the pot because he is a paying weekly player.  The website will display the player with the most points each week as the weekly winner, however according to our rules this player may not be the winner of the pot.  To keep this rule strictly enforced, if you have not paid in advance, you are not in the weekly pool.  Absolutely no exceptions!

Format

Drivers/Cars are divided into groupings based on the 2016 final NASCAR standings. The groups are in order from best to worst.

You pick 1 to 4 drivers/cars from each of these groups to make up your team, selecting a total of 10 cars/drivers.

New drivers/cars and relief drivers will be added to the pool as necessary to Group D.

Pick deadline is One Hour Prior to Scheduled TV Start Time.

NASCAR Penalties will not be accessed to our pool standings.  (So winner payout is not delayed)

Lap led Bonus & Most led laps bonus will be removed from the pool to mirror the new NASCAR rule package.

Segment points will be added in to the pool and awarded to the driver/car team in the same manner NASCAR awards segment points for the top 10 finishers per segment.

Points will be awarded by car number in our pool, not driver name.  If you pick #48 and Jimmie Johnson does not drive that week you will get points based on the finish of the #48 car, if it is driven.

When the season starts, you will collect all of the same points as every one of your cars/drivers.

The team with the most points at the end of the week or season wins.

The Monster Energy Chase races do not impact scoring. All cup races will be scored in the same manner as all other races.

Please Read, Very Important!!!!

Again for 2017!!!  After the race at Dover, June 12th (race 13) the driver/car groupings will be reset based on the official NASCAR standings at that time.  After the June 12th Dover race is complete and results have been posted, each pool player’s driver/car team will be cleared.  Groupings will be reset for a second time after Richmond, September 9th (race 26).  All player's drivers/car teams will again be cleared. The format on this page states that your driver/car team is your team until you make changes.  These are the two exceptions to the rule.  If you do not go back in before race 14 & 27 and pick new drivers/cars you will not receive points for those races and beyond!  This is very important!  There will be several reminders sent as we get ready for the re-groupings.


Recap

As stated above, all drivers are divided into groups A-D.  A being the best drivers, D being the worst drivers.  Each pool player will pick 10 drivers each week.   You can change your "car team" at anytime, except when a race is in progress.  So you don't have to play the same cars each week.  If you are a season player or a weekly player, you can pick a team and stick with it untouched from week to week if you desire.  You don't have to login every week and make your picks if you don't want to or forget.  Once your team is assembled, it's your team until you decide to make changes or the pool ends.  To be eligible to win the weekly pot, you must play the weekly pool and have the most points (among the other weekly players) for that week.  The season winner will be determined by the pool player with the most overall points at the end of the season (among the other season players).   You can see who is playing which format by visiting the balance page.  Those paid up for each race or the season will have credits available.

  • This list of rules is not guaranteed to be complete. Any items not specifically covered in the rules are at the discretion of the league commissioner.


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