- NASCAR Scoring Rules
- Nascar 2017 Rules With Playoff Points 2019
- Nascar 2017 Rules With Playoff Points Scoring
- Nascar 2017 Rules With Playoff Points Leaders
- Nascar 2017 Rules With Playoff Points Wins
Scoring points across a NASCAR race and a NASCAR season is what leads a driver to a championship. The way to do so changed in 2016 from its previous form, eliminating some elements and adding others. The new scoring system allows points to be scored in many different forms that accumulate as the season goes on.
However, the top 10 drivers in each of the Daytona Duel qualifying races will receive playoff points starting with 10 for the winner, nine point for second-place and so on. The driver that amasses the most points in the first 26 races, also receives an additional 15 points, as will the next nine point-gatherers on a descending scale. The leading driver will be rewarded with 15 playoff points. Second place in the standings will get 10 playoff points, third gets 8 playoff points, with 1-playoff point increments down to the 10th-place driver in regular season points. The 16 drivers who qualified for last year’s playoffs. After three playoff races (Oct. 22 at Kansas), four drivers will be eliminated from the playoffs based on points, then again at Phoenix November 12 until four drivers remain. 2017 NASCAR playoff.
In the regular season, the points earned are used as a tiebreaker to enter the playoffs. Also, the highest point earners without a win will fill any remaining open playoff spots. In the playoffs, the bonus points are added and as the rounds go by (Round of 16, Round of 12, Round of eight and so on) the point totals have the same purpose. The highest point earners without a win to advance to the next round.
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List of Ways to Score Points
There are multiple ways in which a driver can score a point. Here are the ways to score points in NASCAR:
- Race Position Points
- Stage Position Points
- Regular Season Standing Points
- Playoff Bonus Points
1. Race Position Points
Nascar 2017 Rules With Playoff Points 2019
A driver receives a point total based on where he finishes by the end of the race out of the 40 drivers. The winner receives 40 points and the last driver in 40th place will receive just one point. The point totals in between vary by position starting with 35 points for second and going down to one point for drivers 36th through 40th. The exact point distribution is shown below:
2. Stage Position Points
A NASCAR race is broken into three parts or stages. The first stage is about the first quarter of the race, the second stage marks the halfway point of the race, and the final stage is the rest of the race. The length of each stage varies based on the track at which the race takes place that week. A driver will receive points for finishing in the top 10 of each of the first two stages starting with 10 points for the driver in first down to one point for the driver in tenth.
3. Regular Season Standing Points
16 drivers move on to the playoffs in NASCAR after the first 26 races have taken place. The top 10 out of these drivers receive bonus points for their performance throughout the season. The regular season winner will receive 15 bonus points down to one bonus point for the driver in 10th place at the beginning of the postseason. These points carry over throughout the playoffs even though each driver has their points reset at the beginning of each round.
4. Playoff Bonus Points
A driver will receive bonus points that carry over through each playoff round for a race win (5 points) and a stage win (1 point). Regular season point totals are reset after the 26 race season concludes and the 10 race playoff begins. The bonus playoff points stay with each driver and are added to the total once the playoffs begin. They stay with the drivers no matter the playoff round and no matter the ensuing point resets. Each driver starts each playoff round with the same amount of points except for their added bonus points.
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League Rules Update as of 01/22/12
The Kansas NASCAR Fantasy League
- THE DRAFTS -
We will hold a total of seven drafts through out the course of the season.
The first draft will be held before the start of the season in early February. Each team will draft one driver each. The driver you draft you will keep through the first five races of the season.
Second Draft will be held before Race # 6 (drafting only one car)
Third Draft before Race # 11 (drafting only one car)
Fourth Draft before Race # 16 (drafting only one car)
Fifth Draft before Race # 21 (drafting only one car)
Sixth Draft before Race # 26 (drafting only one car)
*Seventh Draft before Race # 31 (Playoff Teams only drafting only one car)
* Race #31 through race # 36 is the last 6 races of the year and our chase to our Fantasy League Championship! (Playoff Teams)
At each draft every team will only pick one driver. (This is your Lock driver) If the same driver is available when it's your turn to draft you can draft the driver back, if you choose to do so.
With drafts 2 through 6 the team with the worst overall Division record (Team Points) will draft first and the best record (Team Points) drafting last for both Automatic and Manual Divisions.
The driver you draft in each of the seven drafts will be your driver to obtain points from during the regular season and or playoffs.
- Race Officials Draft Guideline -
With the exception of the first draft of the year held in February at pre-season meeting, the other six drafts will be conducted by phone on Mondays & Tuesdays. To avoid any confusion on who has been drafted please DO NOT ASSUME who has been drafted until you have heard from the Race Official him self. The Race Official will let you know who was drafted either by phone or Email in the order the drivers were picked.
- Picking up your Second & Third Starter or O.T. driver -
The seven drafts will get every team one of the three drivers needed each week. The driver you obtain in each of the seven drafts will be referred to as your Lock Driver.Your lock driver will be used as one of your starters each week.
To finish out your team each week, every team will be required to choose a second and third starter (races 1 – 20) or overtime driver (races 21 – 30) from the remaining field of drivers not taken in the drafts.
For example if you draft Tony Stewart as your Lock Driver for the first five races of the year, you get all the points Tony creates for you during those five races. No other Team during that five-race stretch can choose Tony as their second or third starter or O.T. driver during that time.
So let say for the Daytona 500 you have Tony Stewart as your lock driver. Mark Martin & Dale Earnhardt Jr. were not drafted by any other team for the first six races and you choose them as your second and third starters for the Daytona 500. By choosing Mark and Dale for the Daytona 500 you would not be able to choose Mark Martin or Dale Earnhardt Jr. again until the 6th race of the season, witch for the 2012 season would be Martinsville. That’s assuming another Team does not draft them during the second draft as a lock driver.
This means with each week's race you will be forced to choose a different second & third starter or overtime driver during each five-race period. The only driver you are allowed to use week after week is the driver you drafted. This also means the same driver could be picked by multiple teams as either a second or third starter or overtime driver for the same race. So if you've picked Mark Martin as your second starter for the 500 other teams may choose him as their third starter or also as a second starter as well, but no matter what another team may use him as they to will not be able to choose him again until the Martinsville race.
After each five- race period is complete the process starts over again for every Team. Some thinking and strategy will be needed to get through the season.
Each Team will be responsible for making sure they turn in their picks each week by Wednesday night at midnight. The Race Official will send out a reminder on Tuesday night. Any Team or Teams who do not send in their picks by Wednesday night at midnight will get one more Email early Thursday morning. If any Team or Teams still have not sent their picks in by midnight on Thursday will be out of luck and will only receive points from their Lock Driver for that weeks race.
(Calling and leaving a voice mail message for the Race Official will also work if you can’t get to a computer.)
- POINT SYSTEM -
The Kansas NASCAR Fantasy League runs on its own scoring system. Your Lock Driver, second & third starters or Overtime Drivers earn points based on where that particular driver finishes in that week’s race according to NASCAR.
For our League a first place finish in a race will earn you a total of 80 points and a 43rd place finish will get you only 8 points.
(See the Point System Page on the web site for further details)
There are also bonus points your drivers can earn for each race. If any of your drivers do the following you can earn up to a possible 20 extra points for your drivers.
Qualify on the Pole – 5 points
Win from the Pole – 5 points
Lead a Lap – 5 points
Lead the most Laps – 5 points
The 5 Bonus Points for qualifying on the Pole will NOT be given out for those races when NASCAR sets the field by Point Standings due to a rain out and no qualifying takes place.
You can still earn the 5 points if that driver wins from the poll. If this happens during the year a point total of 95 points will be the maximum possible for a driver.
Any Team or Teams who has its Lock Driver, 2nd Starter, 3rd Starter or Overtime driver win the actual NASCAR race will earn 5 Points for that particular driver. Those 5 points earned will NOT be added to your Team Points or Overtime points.
The 5 points earned will instead be added up through out the Regular Season (30 Races) seperatly .
A maximum of 150 Points could be earned by the end of the Regular Season. (30 Races)
These points earned will have an impact for those Teams who make the Playoffs.
- DIVISIONS -
The League will be divided up into to two divisions of six teams each. Teams will be placed in either the Automatic or Manual Divisions at the February draft by a blind draw held after the first draft of the year.
- REGULAR SEASON -
Races 1 – 20
All Teams will earn Team Points with a total of three drivers each week. Their first starter is their Lock Driver or the driver they drafted. They will then choose a 2nd starter and a 3rd starter each week from the remaining pool of NASCAR drivers not taken in the drafts. Once you have chosen a driver for your second or third starter you cannot choose him again or any other Team’s Lock Driver during that five-race period.
Nascar 2017 Rules With Playoff Points Scoring
The driver you choose as your third starter will help determine the placement with in your division in case of ties in Team Points between two or three Teams. May not sound like a big deal, but it could be the difference when it comes to your drafting order at the end of every five races.
Races 21 – 30
All Teams will earn Points with a total of three drivers each week. Their first starter is their Lock Driver or the driver they drafted. They will then choose a 2nd starter each week from the remaining pool of NASCAR drivers not taken in the draft. The points earned from your two starters will go towards your Team Points. The third driver you choose will be your Overtime Driver also picked from the remaining pool of drivers. The Overtime driver during the last 10 races of the Leagues regular season will serve two purposes.
- Overtime Driver will be used as a tiebreaker in Division Standing’s. (Just like in the first 20 races with the 3rd starter)
- The Points you earn with your Overtime Driver during the last 10 races could get you into the Playoffs as our wildcard.
- PLAYOFFS -
The first 30 races are considered the Leagues regular season.
Nascar 2017 Rules With Playoff Points Leaders
The two Teams who finish in 1st and 2nd at the conclusion of the 30th race will automatically qualify for the Playoffs.
The Team with the most Overtime Points of the remaining Four Teams will also qualify for the Playoffs as the Automatic's Division Wild Card team.
The two Teams who finish in 1st and 2nd at the conclusion of the 30th race will automatically qualify for the Playoffs.
The Team with the most Overtime Points of the remaining Four Teams will also qualify for the Playoffs as the Manual Division Wild Card team.
Nascar 2017 Rules With Playoff Points Wins
- PLAYOFF SEEDING -