Checkered Flag Challenge Scoring System|
The following is the schedule of points we use in scoring Checkered
Flag Challenge entries. It is based on the NASCAR Sprint Cup
Points Schedule, with a few differences worth mentioning. The full
breakdown of points earned for position finished is at the bottom
of this page. As an example, let's assume the drivers you selected
finished in the following places: 3rd, 12th, 16th, and 40th. And
let's assume that your Wild Card Bonus Driver finished in 8th place.
Your score for that week would be the total of the points assigned
for finishing in those places, or:
41 + 32 + 28 + 4 + 36 = 141
Now for those differences we mentioned...
The following table shows the breakdown of points assigned for
place finished in Sprint Cup races.
- NASCAR awards drivers bonus points for winning the race,
leading a lap, and leading the most laps. We do NOT
award these bonus points in the Checkered Flag Challenge.
- Scoring is based on the drivers you pick, not on
team or car number. You will only receive points based on how the drivers
you pick fare. If there is a substitute driver on a team for any given
week, that substitute driver is credited with the points he wins,
NOT the driver who usually drives that car.
- Our scoring method does not factor in whether a driver is competing
for a Sprint Cup championship. If a driver races in a Sprint Cup race, you
can earn points for picking him/her. (This note pertains to the NASCAR
rule that drivers can only earn points in one series. If a Nationwide
Series driver races in a Sprint Cup race, they do not earn Sprint Cup
points. But you will still earn Checkered Flag Challenge points if
you pick them.)
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