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Nascar launches new fantasy game for 2018 season
Following a successful first season of
stage racing, Nascar this week announced
a new fantasy game inspired by the competition format that has created closer,
side-by-side racing and even more dramatic
moments throughout races.
Accessible via Nascar.com and the
Nascar Mobile app, the all-new Nascar
Fantasy Live follows the Nascar official
scoring system, allows players to make inrace driver substitutions and features incentives for correctly predicting stage wins,
race wins and more.
Players register at Nascar.com/fantasy
and set their driver rosters for the 2018
Daytona 500 next week when the race
entry list is announced.
“In Nascar, every lap matters,” said Tim
Clark, managing director, Nascar Digital
Media. “The new Nascar Fantasy Live
game reflects the lap-by-lap intensity of
modern Nascar racing by giving fans the
opportunity to strategize and adjust their

For more information on Nascar
Fantasy Live, including rules
and eligibility requirements, visit
Nascar.com/fantasy.
driver lineups in real-time during races.”
In Nascar Fantasy Live, players pick
five drivers to start prior to each Monster
Energy Nascar Cup Series race. In addition, a sixth “garage” driver on the roster
can be swapped in-race for any active
driver before the final stage begins.
Game scoring follows Nascar official
scoring and rewards points based on race
results and driver finishing position for all

three stages. Only drivers in the “starting”
position at the end of each race will earn
fantasy points.
Individual drivers can be used a maximum of 10 times during the season. If a
driver ends the race in the player’s garage,
it will not count against the season limit.
During races, drivers running in the top
10 at the conclusion of Stage 1 and Stage
2 receive points, beginning with 10 points
for the stage winner, nine points for second
place, eight points for third place, and so
on.
Mirroring how Monster Energy Nascar
Cup Series races are scored, the racewinning driver earns 40 points, the secondplace finisher 35 points, the third-place
finisher 34 points, and so forth. The final
four drivers to finish each race earn one
point apiece.
Players can also score bonus points
by correctly picking the pole winner (5
points), Stage 1 winner (10 points), Stage 2

winner (10 points), winning manufacturer
(10 points) and race-winning driver (30
points).
Nascar Fantasy Live will run throughout
the 26-week Monster Energy Nascar Cup
Series regular season and culminate with
the Brickyard 400® at Indianapolis Motor
Speedway on September 9, 2018. The
overall points leader after the final race
will be crowned 2018 champion and win
$10,000.
The Nascar Fantasy Live enhancements are aimed at providing players more
opportunities to engage with the game during races, while honoring the nuances of
Nascar’s stage-based format.
“As our sport continues to evolve, it
only made sense for our fantasy game to
follow suit,” said Clark. “The new Nascar
Fantasy Live will engage fans more deeply
than ever before, and we’re excited about
that.”
— Nascar reports

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