Braswell's Fantasy NASCAR League 2018 

Here are all the rules & scoring information that you need to know for the 2018 season.

BFNL Rules & Regulations


What happened to "The Playoffs"

There will be no playoffs this season. You will earn points for every race, and the person with the most points at the end of the year will be crowned as our Champion.

What if I suck and get way behind early?
The season will be broken down into 3 sections. The overall standings will NOT reset after each section, but we will award prize money for the winner of these sections. So if you are terrible in the 1st half of the year, you can still do well in the 2nd half, and the playoffs.

1st Half Winner - 13 races
2nd Half Winner - 13 races
Playoffs Winner - 10 "playoff races"

Refer to the Season Payouts page for information on how we will pay out the winners of those sections.



Standard League Rules


How Does the League Work?

    Every person in the league will choose a team of 5 drivers (no more, no less), from the list of drivers provided. This team of drivers may not exceed a total value of $100.

    If you select a team with a value of less than the $100 max, the remaining money will be "banked" and you can use that money the next time you select (or any time later in the season). When driver select occurs, I will include your "banked" money in the note so you know your current budget.

    Your Bank will be capped at $120

    Each driver on your team will earn points for qualifying, each stage, and the race itself (the points distribution chart is provided in the section below.

    Your team will be active for 4 races. The season is broken into nine 4-race segments.


How do I score points?

    Each driver on your team receives points for where he qualifies for the race, and where he finishes during the race.  Here is the exact points distribution that I use to calculate points each week.

      Qual Stages Race     Qual Race     Race
    1st
    100
    50
    250   16th 5 95   31st 20
    2nd
    50
    25
    200   17th 4 90   32nd 18
    3rd
    45
    20
    180   18th 3 85   33rd 16
    4th
    40
    18
    160   19th 2 80   34th 14
    5th
    35
    15
    150   20th 1 75   35th 12
    6th
    30
    10
    145   21st   70   36th 10
    7th
    25
    9
    140   22nd   65   37th 8
    8th
    20
    8
    135   23rd   60   38th 6
    9th
    18
    7
    130   24th   55   39th 4
    10th
    16
    6
    125   25th   50   40th 2
    11th
    14
    5
    120   26th   45      
    12th
    12
    4
    115   27th   40      
    13th
    10
    3
    110   28th   35      
    14th
    8
    2
    105   29th   30      
    15th
    6
    1
    100   30th   25      

     

    Bonus Points

    After qualifying, if your team has scored the most points, you will be given a bonus of 25 points.

    If your team scores the most points in either Stage, you will be given a bonus of 25 points.

    If after the race points are calculated, your team scored the most points, you will be given a bonus of 50 points.

    During the 12 races of "The Playoffs", the bonus for having the most race points is increased to 100 points.


What if my driver gets hurt, or misses a race?

    If one of your drivers gets hurt, then you get whatever driver replaces him. In essence, when you select a driver to be on your team, you are actually selecting his car. If you pick Jeff Gordon, you really pick the #24 car. So if Jeff Gordon decides that Bill Elliott would be better suited to drive his car that week, you would get whatever points Bill Elliott earns in the #24 car.

    This also works the same way when two drivers "split" a ride. You are selecting that car, so whichever driver is running that week you get points for him. If one of your "split" drivers runs a race for another team, you do not get points for him, you get points for whoever is in the car you selected.

    If your driver fails to qualify for a given race, then you will not receive any points for him during that week. So make sure you pick a driver that you know will make the race, otherwise you will have a large hole in your team for that week.


What happens if qualifying is cancelled?

    No points will be awarded for qualifying during that week. 

    There will be no qualifying point bonus either.  Drivers will only earn points for their finishing position in the race.


What if I forget to submit my team?

    You will be given a team with a maximum budget of $30 (selected by the commisioner) for the race immediately after the deadline.

    You may then submit a team for the remaining races during that segment.



BFNL Rules

Unlike NASCAR, I won't change any of the rules mid-season.